Southern Oregon is known for its exceptional wines, creative culinary artisans, world-renowned performing art venues, extreme adventure, magnificent Crater Lake National Park, scenic byways, friendly Vancouver sophisticated rural communities, mountain biking, Rogue River rafting thrills and championship golf courses. Now we give you the Rogue Valley Ale Trail. It doesn’t get much better than this!
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Traveling from California over the Siskiyou Mountains, the first town over the border is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, 100 restaurants, 25 art galleries, and numerous B&Bs. It's a perfect blend of art, beauty, sophistication and beer!
Standing Stone Brewing Company - Their award-winning brews are made on-site using over 90 percent organic local and regionally sourced grains.
Caldera Brewing Company - Caldera is the first craft brewery in Oregon to brew and can its own beer. Where those cans have traveled to is attested by a spunky photo gallery on their website. Since 1997 these beers have won numerous gold medals and awards, both nationally and internationally.
Swing Tree Brewing Company - The centerpiece of the Swing Tree experience is its handcrafted, artisan ales and lagers: Porch Swing Pale, Two Shilling Ale, Lonely Trike Red and our Obligatory IPA. Swing Tree operates a modest taphouse where we rotate our anchor brands as well as a unique selection of other Rogue Valley beers.
Medford & The Rogue Valley is the stage of Southern Oregon, where fine wine and gourmet food are stripped of pretense and art abounds on every corner. Here a cast of small towns, each a distinct character, come together to put on countless great performances daily. A culture of passion and creativity, bursting with excitement, waits to welcome you to their small slice of the world.
Opposition Brewing Co. - The taphouse/brewery has metal sheeting walls and a smokey gray concrete bar but has the ambience of comfort and home. The Opposition beer style is big with deep-layered browns and bright ales that will transport you to your hoppy place.
BricktownE Brewing Company - This place is not a sports bar, but with metal wainscoting and a welcoming horseshoe-shaped wooden bar the atmosphere here is lively with an industrial blue collar feel. The menu is extensive and
diverse. Try the beer cheese soup ... a local favorite.
Portal Brewing Company - Located in the old Central Fire Hall in Medford’s downtown historic district, Portal serves an eclectic menu that accentuates their beers. The Hoola Hop pays tribute to their grandfather, and the Hoptopus is appropriate for a watering port in an old fire hall.
Southern Oregon Brewing - The taproom is quietly urban with high cocktail tables and metal piping along the ceiling. The brewery shines through the glass wall just across the long wooden bar contributing to its industrial feel. Their style shows up in the beer names: Old Humbug, Pin-up Porter, Na Zdravi, and Woodshed Red.
Walkabout Brewing - Walkabout Brewing Company was established in 1997 in Central Point and is now brewed in a seven-barrel brewhouse in Medford. The brewery also houses a tasting room with a large patio and outdoor area. Dock sales are available. Walkabout bottles Worker’s Pale Ale, Jabberwocky Strong Ale and Point the Bone IPA in 22-ounce bottles.
Wild River Brewing - See listing under Grants Pass.
Common Block Brewing Company - Common Block is an indoor-outdoor restaurant and brewery centered on building community, sharing ideas, engaging employees, and crafting original beer and fresh food. Located in downtown Medford, the family friendly brewpub welcomes guests for lunch, dinner, appetizers, dessert, pints with friends and everything in-between.
The entire downtown area is on the National Historic Registry. This is a great place to explore history, attend the outdoor summer Britt Festivals, eat at award-winning restaurants, sip your way through wine bars, shop boutiques, and hike miles of trails.
Adit Public House - This cozy and comfortable public house is operated by three locals with decades of beer/wine/bar experience. There’s an always changing beer and wine menu currently serving handles of hard-to-find beers and multiple private label wines. Guests may bring their own food or order from a local restaurant and have it delivered.
If outdoor river adventure, viewing local artistry, wine tasting, antique shopping, charming friendly hospitality, exquisite cuisine and visiting historic spots are what you are looking for, visit Grants Pass! Located on the Rogue River 90 minutes from the Southern Oregon Coast, it’s a 2-hour drive to Crater Lake National Park.
Climate City Brewing Company - Housed in the original turn-of-the-century Grants Pass Brewery building, Climate City offers awesome beer and upscale pub food.
The Haul - Downtown gastropub featuring the distinctive and renown brews of Conner Fields Brewing. Brews include: Zin Saison infused with Zinfandel grapes, APA, Afterglow, Frank Lloyd Rye, Second Nature, and Mama’s Little Yella Pils. It’s known as a great gathering place with an urban vibe and live music.
JD’s Sports Bar and Brewery Local sports bar favorite with their own brewery. Favorite in-house brews: Around the Horn - Double IPA, American Red Ale, India Pale Ale, Farmer’s Wheat Ale and many more.
Wild River Brewing - Grants Pass is home to Wild River’s Southern Oregon operation with two locations: the Brew House and the Pub. Both feature Wild River’s lineup of brews from their distinctive Harbor Lights Kolsch Style to their Bohemian Pilsner, and many more.
BEER FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Bella Union’s Oysters & Ale
Thursdays, October through April.