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By Emily Hunter | 05/11/2022 | Bars & Pubs, Brewery & Distilleries


Craving a delicious brew? Enjoy wonderful cideries and breweries, with crafts just for you! The Rogue Valley’s numerous breweries are an exciting way to tour downtown Medford, especially on a warm summer day when a refreshing drink is in order. Whether you prefer an IPA, pale ale, porter or a red ale, the Heart of the Rogue's local breweries carry a unique variety of specials you are sure to enjoy.

With so many options of craft breweries in the Rogue Valley, where should you begin your tasting journey? Enjoy this list of local hot spots to begin your adventure, and enjoy local events to celebrate the craft and care put into each pint!


1) Opposition Brewing Co.

2) BricktownE Brewing Company

3) Portal Brewing Company

4) Walkabout Brewing

5) Wild River Handcrafted Food & Ale

6) Common Block Brewing Company

7) Osmo’s Alehouse

8) Gold Rush Cider

10) Beerworks

11) Caldera Brewery 

The best part is, this is just the beginning! The Rogue Valley is filled with breweries, cideries, and so much more to offer you. Enjoy these local favorites, and let Medford be your launchpad to all things rogue!

Enter into industrial chic with this new brewery and pubbery, just minutes from downtown Medford. Standing for honor, respect and loyalty, this brewery has something for everyone. From their darkest brews to their bright and bubbly ales, discover modern style and friendly faces when you step into the doors of HRL.

Looking for great beer to accompany a fun night with friends? Then put Opposition Brewingat the top of your list! Opposition Brewing has masteredthe art of craft beer, and each one of their brews is simple, authentic and delicious. The next time you're in Medford, take their sage advice to "raise a pint and embrace the chaos!" If it’s your first time at Opposition, we recommend the Fallow Fields and Blast Radius.

Located in the heart of downtown Medford, Common Block is steps away from shoppingart galleries and parks. This modern, industrial-style brewery has an inviting atmosphere and offers a variety of beers and hard ciders, with plenty of food options to accompany your drinks. They have several great beers, including the Common Block Pale Ale and Rogue Runner IPA. There’s also a cozy patio where you can listen to summer concerts or people-watch.

For a funky and enchanting beer-drinking experience, Portal Brewing transports you to another world. Fantastic artwork covers the walls, or sit outside and enjoy a beer on a warm, sunny afternoon. Portal Brewing has 14 of their own brews on tap — including the Sunset Cream Ale and Riptide India Pale Ale — and tasty pub fare.

Dedicated to producing uncompromised quality ales, lagers, seltzers, sodas and cuisine, Caldera Brewing is the place to be. Their large, 28,000 square foot building features a restaurant and two brew houses, which produce a variety of different flavors to taste and savor. Try out their house favorite, unfiltered beer, When Doves Cryo Hazy Mosaic IPA, and enjoy a fun pint with friends!

Discover delicious flavors, from light ales to darker, amber brews. With 12 handcrafted beers on tap, BricktownE has something for everyone to enjoy. You can also kick back and watch a game on one of the many big-screen TV's inside! From the cozy patio to the vibrant indoor seating area, BricktownE is the perfect location to grab a brew without missing a beat.

With 8 taps of fresh draft beer, food and a large outdoor area complete with a fire pit, this is the perfect brewery for any occasion. You can also cozy up inside, in their onsite tasting room. Walkabout also commonly hosts live music, and is no stranger to a great time!

Enjoy an easy-going atmosphere and wonderful rotating brews at this local eatery and brew pub. From their family-friendly meal options to their extensive tap list, you will find something for every member of the family! Also enjoy their extensive entertainment, with TV's everywhere you turn. Just a few minutes from the heart of downtown Medford, relax and recharge your batteries at the RAM!

Looking for famous pizza and award‑winning, handcrafted beers? Try this local favorite‑ Wild River! Complete with crafted cocktails and large seating areas, this restaurant is a great place for any kind of gathering.

Experience fine-quality, handcrafted ciders at this wonderful cidery. Each batch is carefully designed and delightfully delicious, from light and flavorful brews to more punchy, long-lasting flavors. Enjoy a variety of options, and a wonderful atmosphere to relax and enjoy.

In search of the perfect selection of spirits and brews? Immortal Spirits offers handcrafted beers and cocktail concoctions, along with a variety of eats for you to pair. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere and knowledgeable servers, ready to serve you your new favorite pint!

From growlersto tap, to canned / bottles to go, there is almost nothing you won't find at Beerworks. Enjoy the chill, laid back atmosphere, the gorgeous exposed brick, and, of course, the fridges full of options calling your name!

Ready for an adventure? The Growler King not only offers delicious food, quick eats and brews, it is also the home of the Pint Rider! Whether you are there to grab a quick bite, or to enjoy an experience you’ll never forget, the Growler King is your one stop shop to tasting the many flavors of downtown Medford.

Craft beers, ciders, wine, kombucha‑ oh my! Stay for a pint and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this lovely brewery, just minutes from downtown Medford!

Now that you know what some of the best breweries are, you need a roadmap! The Rogue Valley Ale Trail your official guide to exploring the local breweries of the Heart of the Rogue! You can also employ the services of the Pint Rider, and pedal your way from place to place. Discover rogue tours, tasting rooms and more, and explore all the bountiful valley has to offer you.

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