Trying to think of a gift for that beer-loving family member or friend, but worried that a six-pack in a brown paper bag won't cut it? Step it up a level and buy them a growler filled with Southern Oregon Brewing Co.'s finest.
The growler is made of German glassware and comes with a metal handle, ceramic flip top and SOB's name emblazoned on the outside. More important, the growler can come with four pints of SOB's finest brews on the inside: Favorites include Pin-Up Porter, Na Zdravi ("cheers" in Czech) pilsner and Woodshed Red. Or you can get festive with the seasonal Old Humbug brew.
The refillable growler costs $30 while the beer that goes inside runs from $11 to $13 per filling. You can buy the growler and beer at SOB's taproom at 1922 United Way, which is tucked away between Crater Lake and Whittle avenues in northeast Medford. See www.sobrewing.com or call 541-776-9898.