99 Pints of Craft Beer: Medford Beer Week Picks of 2019
In its ninth year, both organizers, Chris Dennett and Nick Ellis have watched Medford Beer Week turn into a “metric week” (that is, 10 days) with more events than the year before and even a “bonus day.” Dennett explains their goal is to present the entire ecosystem of beers in the region. “We want to create motion between bars and restaurants and create awareness about craft beers,” he says.
Here is the Messenger’s Picks from each day of Beer Week:
Thursday June 6: 7th Annual Ring The Bull Tournament at Opposition Brewing: 6 – 8 pm. The “Sharp Shooter” dog tag is coveted, so practice up and see if you have what it takes to beat the defending champion. Discounted pints for all participants.
Friday, June 7: Hat Press and Brew with Ninkasi Brewing at Beerworks Medford: 5 – 9 pm
Choose a hat and a design, and they’ll make you a hat right then and there, for free. Special pricing for Ninkasi beers.
Saturday, June 8: Drink and Draw Father’s Day Cards with Coldfire Brewing @ Beerworks: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday, June 9: Bring your Birkenstocks, Grateful Dead Open Mic at Osmo’s Alehouse: 6 – 9 pm. Jam with a house band, or get up, plug in, and play your own cover tune.
Monday, June 10: Skee Ball Tournament with 10 Barrel at Beerworks Medford: 5 – 9 pm
Join 10 Barrel for a bracket tournament, with prizes for winners and special pricing on 10 Barrel beers. Bracket begins filling in at 5 pm.
Tuesday, June 11: Bots, Beer, and the Rise of Invention with CBD Joe’s Food Truck at Osmo’s Alehouse: 5 – 8 pm. Beer while building with robotics? Too geeky not to love. If you sign up for your very first library card, your beer is on the house. Or get Happy Hour prices when you show up with your library card. Double down on the geek.
Wednesday, June 12: Drunken Pictionary with Hop Valley Brewing at Mr. Smith’s: 5 – 8 pm.
Thursday, June 13: Oregon Cheese Cave Tasting, with Americana Nat Miller and the Crop Dusters at Osmo’s Alehouse: 7 – 9 pm. $25 gets you 5 beer and cheese pairings.
Friday, June 14: Rogue Comedy Underground at Walkabout Brewing: 9 – 10:30 pm. A sampling of comedians.
Saturday, June 15: Beer and BBQ Weekend at Wild River Pizza.