Craft Festival Benefits Local Brewers

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Beer Week wrapped up with the a downtown festival to highlight local craft brewers.

Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival’s Chris Dennett says the event has an impact on local businesses. “When you think about all the different people who are going to all the different events during the week, there are hundreds and thousands of dollars that are spent,” said Dennett.

Brewers say a boost in the hobby has attracted local people to join the trend. “Medford is starting to explode with craft breweries, the more the better,” said Bricktowne Brewing Company’s Scott Parker.

Photojournalist Michael Cooper contributed to this story.