Medford Beer Week
It's all things brewski June 2-11 during Medford Beer Week, when dozens of breweries, pubs, restaurants, bands and other businesses celebrate Southern Oregon's handcrafted beers. Here are some choice picks:
Brews, Bluegrass and BBQ, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Five bands, 26 Rogue Valley microbrews and locally raised meats will be on tap. Bands include Windy Hill, Bear Creek Band, Sage Meadows and High Country, Left Coast Country Band and Siskiyou Summit. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and include five drink tickets and a pint glass. Tickets for music only are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. See
Comedienne Janeane Garofalo, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, Craterian Theatre, 23 S. Central Ave. Start with beer tasting in the Craterian lobby, then enjoy music by local guitar heroes The Fret Drifters before Garofalo takes the stage. Most will remember Garofalo from "Saturday Night Live" and Jerry's female counterpart on "Seinfeld." Tickets are $38, $35 and $32 at
Block Party hosted by Growler King, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Quality Market, 1211 E. Jackson St., Medford. Enjoy beer, food, music from Fogline, games and giveaways, plus Growler King burgers and pulled pork sandwiches. Free admission.
2016 Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. There'll be more than 40 brews, food booths, vendors, Chili Cook-off, Grape Stomp and live music. Tickets are $15 for a souvenir glass and six tastes.
For a complete lineup (including Star Wars Laser Tag, Drunken Pictionary, Beer Ink Beer Haiku competition, Iron Pint Competition and much, much more), see www.medfordbeerweek.com.