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With nearly 30 breweries, Bend boasts the highest per-capita beer producers in the west. But with more beer than its residents can drink, of course, exporting out of the Central Oregon region is essential—and festivals like “Little Woody” are some of the best showboats for what Bend is producing (as

Opposition Brewery is not easy to find, pushed inconspicuously in an office park in Medford. But inside, the space is welcoming and the three patrons there immediately beamed when I entered. We had chosen Opposition Brewing for The Messenger’s holiday party, partly because we did not know much about them,

Maybe you drink it by the bottle. Or the can. Maybe you splurge by the pint at your favorite bar. The Growler Guys want you to drink it by the jug. Maybe you’re already familiar with the “growler” concept: take home beer (or other tasty beverages) fresh from the tap

Standing Stone cares about sustainability. In case we doubted that sentiment, on a recent visit, right away the server begins to lecture us (in a pleasant way) that the wheat for the beer is grown locally, and the hops, of course, as well. “I’m not really sure where the hops

Climate City Brewing is not quite a year old and already has found its footing. The third contemporary brewery in Grants Pass, Climate City is actually drawing from the city’s turn-of-the-century history (as in, 1900s, not 2000s) to bring something new to the area—and the results are wonderful. Not only

Summertime means river rafting, camping, frisbee golf, jumping off of high things into pools or water and stuff––or, for the lazier, more alcoholically inclined of us who still want to go outside sort of, patio beers. There’s nothing like having a seat on your favorite bar’s patio mid-summer and watching

Pairing Local Bands with Local Brews By Peter Gandesbery, Jeff Hill and Josh Gross FACT: Beer makes everything better! [Editor’s note: that’s not medically accurate, but sure, why not.] Especially music. However, not all beers make every experience or type of music equally better. Ya gots to pair that shizzle,

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