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Hard Cider is as American as the Boy Scouts, or driving jacked-up trucks downtown listening loudly to Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, or Johnny Cash. Chances are if your great-great-grandparents were stateside circa the Louisiana Purchase, they were getting swilled in a barn on locally pressed cider. At that time, it

The question of how far food should travel between where it is produced and where it is consumed has become a frequent matter of passionate debate. The popular rule of thumb is that the more local the food, the better it is, and we’ve all heard of the many purported

Brettanomyces. It’s a kind of yeast, not a made-up word. And beer and wine producers fear this fabled yeast as much as wizards fear Voldemort. “Some winemakers and brewers who find the dreaded yeast strain Brettanomyces will literally burn their barrels,” says Brandon Overstreet from Swing Tree Brewing Company “It’s

For Those Times You Want A Six-Pack in a Single Pint It’s all about the malt in Caldera Brewing’s South Side Strong Ale. It has a potent flavor of raisins, toffee and caramel mixed with rich loamy soil and cherry tree roots. The appearance is reddish brown, the body is big

Thrive has been working on the cause of local food and economies for more than a decade, trying to connect growers to grocers and when necessary, assist growers in scaling their operations up to the needs of grocers. “A lot of it is building those relationships,” says Executive Director Wendy

Bricktown Brewing Medford’s neighborhood microbrewery and gastropub, with classed-up pub food that pairs perfectly with the brew. 44 S. Central, Medford 541-973-2377, bricktownebeer.com, Mon-Sat, 11:30am-10pm, Sun noon-6pm. Caldera Brewery Gargantuan brewery responsible for Caldera’s many beers, and dishing up top-notch gastropub food. Patio has a lovely view of the mountains

With the publication of our Short Fiction Contest, we can’t help but think what it would be like if Southern Oregon was filled with the famous writers of yesteryear. For one, there’d probably be a lot more drunk old white men about. Alcoholic beverage sales could double (alongside reports of

We know foods like donuts and soda can make you fat, but the effects of sugar on the liver and brain are less well-known. Dietary sugar can fry your liver in much the same way that alcohol can. This in turn can hurt your brain, leaving you with dementia-like symptoms