Plans for New Jacksonville Brewery

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The owners of a popular Southern Oregon venue now want to open a brewery on site, but first they are trying to make sure they meet the city’s requirements. The owners of Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville want to honor the town’s tradition with brewing by creating a new brewery, and they are … Continue reading »

Brewing Program Gets Boost

ASHLAND, Ore. —   Oregon is investing more than $1 million in the state’s brewing and wine industries, and local businesses say it could mean big things for southern Oregon. Oregon lawmakers approved $1.2 million for Oregon State University’s fermentation sciences program. The money will help the program examine the production of beer, wine, spirits and … Continue reading »

Beer Distributors Help Grow Business

MEDFORD, Ore. — The craft beer industry is booming in Oregon and many Southern Oregon breweries have found success among their customers, but they would still like to expand that base even more, which is why they often turn to local beer distributors. A recent report from the National Beer Wholesalers Association highlights the economic … Continue reading »

Zwickelmania Draws Beer Enthusiasts

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Saturday, beer enthusiasts crowded local brewing companies to sample new brews and learn how beer is made in the Rogue Valley. The event is all part of the statewide event called Zwickelmania. Brewing companies from all over Oregon offer demonstrations, samples, classes and exclusive new beer releases. The participating companies are … Continue reading »