In Southern Oregon, tours and tasting rooms are not just for wine lovers. Local breweries also provide opportunities for aficionados of certain adult beverages (those with a frothy head) to observe their favorite libations being created, and to sample the final product. Beer and ale, lovingly crafted from natural ingredients, often local and/or organic, are available to be enjoyed. The area’s skilled artisans have succeeded in capturing lightning in a bottle for lucky locals and visitors to take home with them. Be sure to call ahead for tasting hours and the times of tours, or to make reservations where tours are by appointment only. It’s fun, educational and tasty!
Wild River Pizza Co. & Handcrafted Ale
Even among Oregon’s impressive number of microbrews and uncommon beer culture, Wild River Brewing stands out. With exceptional brews, five locations in Southern Oregon, and great pizza from a wood-fired oven, you can’t go wrong. After all, what goes better with beer than pizza, except maybe pizza and live entertainment? They have that too, in Cave Junction and Grants Pass.
Brooking-Harbor: 16279 Hwy 101 S. | 541-469-7454 (google map)
Cave Junction: 249 N. Redwood Hwy | 541-592-3556 (google map)
Grants Pass: 595 N.E. E St. | 541-471-7487 (google map) • 533 N.E. F St. | 541-474-4456 (google map)
Medford: 2684 N. Pacific Hwy | 541-773-7487 (google map)
More Info: WildRiverBrewing.com
Arch Rock Brewing Co.
Arch Rock Brewing Company is a quality-focused production microbrewery. They are a small team with over two decades of combined professional brewing experience and are passionate about producing quality, consistent beer, batch after batch. You can find their award-winning beers on tap throughout the Rogue Valley and the coast from Brookings to Florence, Roseburg, Eugene and Portland. They offer three signature beers and a rotating “Brewer’s Select Series” specialty batch. They don’t have food at the brewery, but they do offer a small area to sample and fill growlers to go. Look for their beers on tap around Oregon!
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