Over the next few weeks, while we all get a little crazy with holiday parties, decorating, cooking, baking, book club meetings (if you’re cool like some of us), and photo ops, we want to take some time to remember why we’re here…beer, of course!
The Rogue Valley is teeming with delicious craft beer, and we know that we’ll be filled to the brim with things to do once we get ready to open the brewpub after the New Year. So, we’re dedicating ourselves to one month of tireless local beer tasting.
Welcome to the Rogue Valley Holiday Beer Challenge.
For December, we’re challenging our group of coworkers to visit one Rogue Valley brewery each week, AND enjoy at least one locally brewed beer at home. So, that’s one trip to a local brewery and one trip to a grocery store, bottle shop, brewery, distributor, etc. for a beer made in in our valley. Repeats are allowed, group visits are encouraged, and growlers, bottles or kegs are all fair game.
- BricktownE Brewing Co. Medford
- Caldera Brewing Co. Ashland
- Climate City Brewing Co. Grants Pass
- Griess Family Brews Grants Pass
- Opposition Brewing Co. Medford
- Portal Brewing Co. Medford
- Southern Oregon Brewing Co. Medford
- Standing Stone Brewing Co. Ashland
- Swing Tree Brewing Co. Ashland
- Walkabout Brewing Co. Medford
- Wild River Brewing and Pizza Co. Medford, Grants Pass
Play along using our RV Holiday Beer Challenge Tasting Sheet, marking your two beers each week and taking notes.
On our quest, we’re using #HolidayBeerChallenge to document our collective journeys. We invite you to post your own photos for all of us to enjoy/drool over, too! Now go forth, and relish local beer responsibly with us in December… and then actually WITH US when we open after the New Year. Cheers!
UPDATE: Due to popular demand for a prize, we’re doing a drawing at the end of the month for a Common Block t-shirt! Show us your completed sheet by using #holidaybeerchallenge on Twitter or Instagram, or share on our Facebook page. However you choose, we’ll throw your name in a hat – or whatever we have lying around – and pick a t-shirt recipient on Friday, January 8th. Now get out there and visit your local breweries!