Team to Launch Keg Rocket

PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Portland beer lovers have found a unique way to chill their suds. The group, called “Team Numb” is getting ready to launch their first ever, two stage rocket filled with kegs of beer. The team has been building and launching high powered rockets for over 15 years. So far, … Continue reading »

Local Brewery Ages Beer

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local brewery is brewing some southern charm into the Rogue Valley. Caldera Brewery in Ashland is aging its beer in old bourbon barrels from Kentucky and Tennessee. The idea came after other craft beers started using the technique a few years ago. The bourbon barrels aged brew consists of stout or … Continue reading »

Spent Grain Proposal Worries Brewers

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Food and Drug Administration announced on their website today the will make a new proposal later this summer on brewing by-products. This, after senator Wyden met with local brewers about the F.D.A. old proposal. “When caldera moved their brewery to their new location in Ashland, they invested in equipment to help … Continue reading »

Local Brewer Hopes for Zoning Change

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wednesday night a decision at a meeting with the Grants Pass planning commission brought one local business one step closer to expanding into a tap room. The growlers are ready to go and the brewing is on going, but the dream of opening a store front in downtown Grants Pass is … Continue reading »

Medford Brewery Makes Major Switch

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon nano-brewery is making a major switch. Apocalypse Brewing Company does not exist anymore, at least in name. The brewery, located on Rossanley Drive, opened in September of 2012. At the time, owner Nick Ellis and his wife choose “Apocalypse” because of a shared joke between the two. Before the … Continue reading »

Thousands Show up for OR Cheese Fest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Oregon Cheese Fest attracted 4,000 people from all across the state today for the annual event in Central Point. About 90 vendors offered cheese, beer, and wine. Vendors say today’s turnout is evidence of the growing artisan culture of Southern Oregon, which has seen an explosion of local food producers … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland’s Bavarian Night Begins

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland is preparing to light the torches and fireworks for Bavarian Night tonight, an annual tradition that has been a part of the mountain for 47 years. The event, which started at 3:00 today and will continue throughout the night, is designed to raise money for the mountain’s all-volunteer ski patrol. … Continue reading »

Out & About

MEDFORD, Ore.  – The work of a Southern Oregon artist will be featured as part of a long-running benefit event this weekend. The 35th annual Sagebrush Rendezvous and Beer and Wine Tasting Party will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Running Y Ranch Convention Center near Klamath Falls. The work of award winning … Continue reading »