2014 Schedule

Friday June 6th

MARQUIS EVENT: Medford Beer Week Kick Off Party @ Walkabout Brewing: 5pm-Close

Peace Treaty Beer Release Party @ Opposition Brewing: 4 pm – 9 pm.
Opposition releases a new summer time treat, “Peace Treaty,” a strawberry wheat beer sure to quench even the most powerful thirst. Hit up the Bunker and be one of the first to try this new beer!!

Rusty Bucket Brewing Meet the Brewers Event! @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5 pm – 8 pm.
People have been going crazy for Rusty Bucket beers at Quality Market so now they get to meet the people behind the scenes of Medford’s newest brewery! All of their current brews will be available on tap and for sampling!

Good Life Brewing Tap Takeover @ Beerworks: 5 pm – 8 pm.
The rep from Good Life will be in town, showing off some of their great beers, plus we’ll be putting a bunch of them on tap, and have other bottle and can tastings, and special pricing on anything from Good Life for enjoying in and to go.

Buy the Beer, Keep the Pint with Pyramid Brewing, and Trivia @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Come in for our trivia night, and if you buy a Pyramid Ale, you get to keep the pint glass!

Portal Brewing Beer Tasting Class @ Portal Brewing: starts at 3 pm.
It will be an overview of the actual BJCP judging class, to generate an interest in the full class. It will be presented by Steve Borup, one of Medford’s finest judges.

Rockabout w/Walkabout @ Rocky Tonk: 9:30 pm-1:30 am.
Live music by Dragstrip Superstar from Eugene, Walkabout beer specials during event.

Saturday June 7th

MARQUIS EVENT: Brews Burgers and Bluegrass – Brought to you by Buy Local – Buy Rogue @ Eden Vale Winery: 12pm – 8pm

Tap into the best of the Rogue Valley’s food, drink and music at the second annual Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass as Thrive brings one of the top events to Medford Beer Week. Event proceeds go to Thrive’s local food programs. 8 Hours! 4 Bands! 22 Rogue Valley Microbrews on tap! 5 unique burgers from local ranchers! EdenVale wine and local root beer! Family fun!

Breweries participating include: Southern Oregon Brewing, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Walkabout Brewery, Wild River Brewing, Portal Brewing, Fire Cirkl Meadery, Conner-Fields Brewing, Caldera Brewing, Bricktowne Brewing Co., Rusty Bucket Brewing, and Opposition Brewing Company.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission includes commemorative pint glass and tasting tickets. Music-only tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets online beginning May 1 at Check the website for a list of ticket outlets..

Kegs and Eggs with Buttercloud Bakery and Café @ Beerworks: 10am – 2pm
Egg and Rogue Creamery Hopyard Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches by Buttercloud Bakery and Café, and discounts on tap beers. Get the first weekend started off right!

Char and Chug @ Opposition Brewing: 12pm – 9pm
Come on down for a BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) BBQ at Opposition Brewing. Grill and grilling utensils along with disposable service ware provided – you bring the food! We’ll also be hosting an apocalypse themed trivia competition, giving away some killer swag, and offering beer specials all day.

Lost Coast Brewing Beer Dinner @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6pm – 9pm
Tasty courses paired with beer from Lost Coast, No RSVP Required

National Comedian Costaki Economopoulos @ Rocky Tonk: 2 shows 7pm & 9pm
Beer specials throughout the night! Contact Rocky Tonk for ticket info at (541) 973-2888

Bags, Balls and Flights- A One Arm Triathlon @ Walkabout Brewery: 12pm-Close
Why a One-Armed Triathlon? It keeps the other one free to hold a beer. Two person teams compete in a double elimination tournament of the popular pub and lawn games; Darts, Corn Hole and Ladder Ball.

Sunday June 8th

MARQUIS EVENT: Battle of the Beards w/ Southern Oregon Brewery @ Rocky Tonk Bar and Saloon: 12pm-8pm
Live music by Buckle Rash, The Legendary Good Times and Ern Diggle & the Rattlers, competitions and prizes for men and women

Big Wheel Racer Competition @ Opposition Brewing: 12pm – 7pm
Remember how awesome you thought you were on your Big Wheel back when you were a kid? Well… we’re bringing that opportunity back with a Big Wheel race down at the bunker! We’ll have a couple of Big Wheels for those that need them – but you are of course welcome to bring your own (we won’t ask why you have your own). Come out on top and win some killer prizes! We’ll be offering discounted pints all day long, have the grill open for public use, and running raffles throughout the day!! First race heat to begin at 3 PM.

Beer and Cheese Tasting with Rogue Creamery @ Beerworks: 3pm – 5pm
Rogue Creamery retail manager Tom Van Voorhees will be putting together some great pairings of local and regional cheeses with beers from all over the world. $6 gets you 4 pairings of beer and cheese.

Hop Valley Brewing Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 4pm – 7pm
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Portal Home Brewing Competition Winners Announced @ Portal Brewing: 2pm
Home Brewing Competition entries due May 31st, contact Portal Brewing for more information –

Mad River Brewer’s Dinner @ The Point Pub and Grill: 6 pm.
Enjoy an intimate brewer’s dinner with Chef Freddy of The Point Pub and Brewmaster Dylan Schatz of Mad River Brewing Co. as they team up food courses with award winning beers. RSVP only, please contact The Point Pub & Grill for more information, or to reserve your space.

Meads and Mutts @ Fire Cirkl Brewing: 6 pm – Sun Down.
Enjoy a summer evening in the country at our rural brewery. Sample our mead and ale while your furry family members romp in our canine play yard. Free sampling and dock sales at wholesale pricing.

Monday June 9th

MARQUIS EVENT: The Rare & Specialty Beer Extravaganza!@ The Growler King at Quality Market: 4:30pm-9:30pm
When there is so much selection out there to be had, why should we stick with one? We figure we’ll do what Growler King does best and give you a Dream Team Tap List!! Event time will run from 4:30pm- 9:30pm. Stay in tune with what will be tapped with our VIP Text Club! Text the word GROWLER to 20673!

Arch Rock Tap Take Over @ Beerworks: 3pm to 6pm

Hop Valley Tap Take-over @ Beerworks: 5pm – 8pm

BBQ with Southern Oregon Brewer @ Centennial Golf Club: 5 pm – 9 pm.
Meats smoked in our custom made smoke pit, with BBQ sauces made from Southern Oregon Brewing Beers. Chipping contests and other games will be held on the new event area “The Meadows.” RSVP recommended.

Opposition Brewing vs. Elements – Beer and Food Mash-up @ Elements: 6 pm – 10 pm, RSVP Only.
A new informal twist on the traditional beer dinner. 4 Opposition beers: each paired with two food items. Ticket to the event gets you glasses of all four beers with the paired food. Come whenever you want, have them in whichever order you like: the pace is up to you. Contact Elements for more information –

Dogfish Head Brewing Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6 pm – 8 pm.

Beers and Brats with Southern Oregon Brewing @ Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Come enjoy pairings of special seasonal brats with SOB’s fantastic offerings.

Truffle and Beer Pairing@ Portal Brewing: 7 pm.
Local truffle maker and owner of “Sweet Stuff” will be on hand with her delicious truffles to pair with our beer.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night @ Bricktowne Brewing: 8 pm – 10 pm.
Debuting the nationally syndicated trivia game “Geeks Who Drink.”


Tuesday June 10th

MARQUIS EVENT: Beer Dinner w/Southern Oregon Brewery @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6-8pm
Tasty courses paired with beers from Southern Oregon Brewery, No RSVP Required

Business over Beer, What’s Your Pitch? Clinic @ Elements Banquet: 4 pm – 5:30 pm, RSVP Only.
If you find yourself in any kind of spotlight, come learn how to develop and hone your skills. Knowing how to effectively and comfortably speak to one person, 5 people, or a room full of hundreds is a critical business skill. Ginger Johnson, CEO/Founder of Women Enjoying Beer – marketing specialist, is giving this clinic to those who want to know the basic successful elements of a solid pitch. Beer and food will enhance the presentation.

Heart of Darkness – Dark Ale Trail @ Bricktowne Brewing, Portal Brewing, and Beerworks: 5 pm – 9 pm.
Take the Dark Ale Trail and have a pint (or bottle) of any dark beer at each of the three businesses and have your Heart of Darkness Trail Card stamped. Turn it in wherever you finish the trail, and you will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes.

Opposition Brewing Tap Take Over @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5 pm – 9 pm.
Every single Opposition Brewing beer currently available on tap. Plus, Drink Local, Support Local! Nick Ellis of Opposition Brewing will be in the house hosting taps and talking the science that is beer! Come on down and say hi!

Women Enjoying Beer and Fabric of Vision Co-host Season Wrap Up Mixer of Swig and Stitch @ Elements Banquet Room: 7 pm – 9 pm.
All parties, women and men, interested in a social beer tasting (swig) & sewing talk (stitch) are welcome to join us. Always lively and fun. Tickets include beverage and food tastes, entertaining Medford Beer Week focused program, and goodies for all attendees.

Pints and Tacos with Walkabout Brewing @ Mr. Smith’s: 5 pm -7 pm.
Tacos & local beer from Walkabout Brewing.

Ninkasi Tasting” @ 4 Daughters: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Full portfolio tasting of their award winning beers.

Dance and Hop’ & Hop Valley Tap Takeover @ Rocky Tonk: starts @ 7 pm.
Free Line Dancing Lessons, All night happy hour on Hop Valley beers.

Flippers & Flappers with 10 Barrel Brewing! @ Howiee’s on Front: 5 pm – 8 pm.
Live Crawfish Boil on the patio with 10 Barrel Beer sampling with live blues jazz!

Wednesday June 11th

MARQUIS EVENT: Beer & Appetizer Pairing w/Lagunitas Brewing  @ 4 Daughters: 6pm-8pm
Killer Appetizers paired with beers from one of the hottest growing breweries today, Lagunitas Brewing!

Cheese and Beer Pairing @ Portal Brewing: 7pm
Portal beers paired with cheeses

Ladies’ Night @ Opposition Brewing: 5pm – 9pm
Hey Ladies!! Come on down and occupy The Bunker for a night dedicated just to you. NO BOYS ALLOWED! We’ll have Quady North’s Expert on hand offering up some of their finest vinos, doing some beer and wine pairings, and selling their fine wines by the glass and bottle. We will, of course, also be pouring our own beers (discounted just for you) and offering up some appetizers for the evening. And best of all, we’ll be raffling off a spa treatment. Remember: LADIES ONLY tonight!

Ninkasi Tasting @ Porter’s: 5pm-7pm
Sample multiple Ninkasi flavors, first 48 beer bought keep the pint glass.

Beer Drinkers Open Jam’ @ Rocky Tonk: 8pm-12am
Play or sing with the band- all night happy hour on all beer.


10 Barrel Tap Take Over @ Beerworks: 5pm – 9pm
We’re rolling with 6 taps of 10 Barrel at special pricing, including some limited release beers of theirs

Deschutes Brewing Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6pm – 9pm
Giveaways – Tasting

Deschutes & Sliders W/Deschutes Brewery @ Mr.Smith’s: 11am-close
Tasty slider paired with beers from Deschutes Brewery

TAP TAKEOVER by Walkabout Brewing @ Morrton’s: 6-9pm part of their “Rogue Beer & Boats”
Meet & Greet w/Ross Litton, Founder & Owner of Walkabout Brewing. Enter to win one of two Guided Salmon/Steelhead trips with every pint of Walkabout Brews!!. One Full Day of Fishing for TWO on the Rogue by ROD N REEL Guide Service 541-951-4614 Roger ($400 value) (doesn’t have website, but the card has contact info) and Half Day for TWO in a custom Pavati Driftboat By ROGUE RUNNER Guide Service. ($400 Value) (he is on Facebook) 541-951-1193 David. Specialty Pizza celebrating fishing, and Salmon Chowder soup of the day. $1.00 pizza slices during the event! (of course pint specials on Walkabout Brews) live music by Ol’ Mount n Due!!!!

Bricktowne Unplugged @ Bricktowne Brewing: starts at 6pm
Featuring live acoustic music by the lead singer from “Evening Shades” and special guest Jordan T. Hassell. Come check out their set of signature music.

Thursday June 12th

MARQUIS EVENT: 2nd Annual Big Ass Throwdown w/Widmer @ Mr. Smiths: 5-8pm
Ten contestants names will be entered into drawing night of the event, Burger eating challenge paired with beer from Widmer Brewing.

Growlermania @ Beerworks: 1pm – 9pm
Come down any time today and get your 64oz growler filled with any of the beers we have on tap for only $9.

Beer and Pretzels @ Buttercloud Bakery and Café: 3pm – 6pm
Giant hand -made pretzels with delicious dipping sauces and a blind beer tasting featuring refreshing summertime beers with a citrus theme.

“Ring the Bull” Tournament @ Opposition Brewing: 4pm – 9pm
Join us at The Bunker for the 2nd Annual “Ring the Bull” tournament. Last year’s competition was stiff… so get in your practice early, and do your best to win that sharp shooter dog tag. We’ll also be debuting our life-sized Jenga for all of those interested in this fun twist on a table top classic. Prizes and discounted pints all night!

10 Barrel Brewing “Bags” Tournament @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6pm-9pm
Bags Tournament

Ninkasi Corn Hole Tournament @ Howiee’s on Front: starts 7pm
First Annual Beer Week Corn Hole Tournament

‘Tear in my Beer open mic’ w/Christian Warren @ Rocky Tonk: 8pm-12am
Acoustic singer/songwriters. All night happy hour on all beer

Beer Label Art Competition Winners Announced @ Portal Brewing: 7pm
Beer Label Art Competition entries due on June 4th, contact Portal Brewing for more information –

TAP TAKEOVER by Caldera Brewing @ Morrton’s: 6-9pm part of their “Rogue Beer & Boats”
Celebrating Southern Oregon Beer and Southern Oregon Sports with a chance to win a Full Day guided Salmon/Steelhead Fishing trip on the Rogue River with Hooker Guide Service ( Todd 541-621-7327 with every pint of Caldera Brew!! ($400 value) Specialty Pizza celebrating fishing, and Salmon Chowder soup of the day. $1.00 pizza slices during the event! (of course pint specials on Caldera Brews) Live music by Qi Brothers!

Walkabout Trivia Night at the Walkabout Brewing Tasting Room: 5pm-Close

Come test your wealth of useless Knowledge with master of ceremonies Will Macleoud, great beer, good food, fun and prizes

Civil War Challenge! @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5pm-8pm
We’ll have beers on tap from Corvallis & Eugene so wear your Ducks and Beavers gear to get a special discount! Winners of Best outfit and representation of your team (Men’s & Women’s Categories) will win a Gift Certificate or Growler King Gear!

Friday June 13th

MARQUIS EVENT: Kickball Tournament @ Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus sponsored by Deschutes Brewery: 4pm – Dark
Kickball is back! Put together your best team and compete for the Deschutes Cup Kickball Trophy. Cost is $50 per team of 8-16 players, and you can register on-line at Sign up early for preferred kick off time and discounted registration fee. Spaces are limited, so register early.

“Rollie Bowly” with New Belgium Brewing @ Buffalo Wild Wings: Noon – 2pm
Sample some of New Belgium’s fine beers

“Hunker in The Bunker” @ Opposition Brewing: 4pm – 9pm
It’s a big night of Beer Week sporting events, with both Dodgeball AND Kickball competitions taking place on the same day. Are you a competitor? We are. Limp on down to The Bunker after the big games for some R&R. Show up in your team “uniforms” and we’ll discount your pints!

Buy the Beer, Keep the Pint with Lagunitas Brewing @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6-8pm
Buy the beer and keep the pint glass

10 Barrel Friday @ Mr.Smith’s: open to close
Chicken wings paired w/Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing

Fort George Brewing’s meet the Brewer Event! @ The Growler King at Quality Market: 5pm-8pm
Head Brewer Matt Licata (previously of Dogfish Head) will be here to talk beer and will be giving away some of the cool Merchandise that Fort George has to offer! Including some brews that have not been seen down here before! Don’t miss it! Special pricing on growler fills of Fort George beer.

An Evening with Firkin New Belgium @ Beerworks: 5pm – Close
Come try New Belgium’s Fat Tire Ale straight from a specially made just for us firkin. See the difference that a firkin can make. You can also taste through several of the Lips of Faith Series beers. Re-introduce yourselves to this pioneering brewery.

Ninkasi Brewing 2nd Annual Dodge Ball Tournament @ Bartlett Street in Downtown Medford: 4pm sign up & 5:30pm– Dark
Get your arms warmed up, and your legs stretched out, it’s time for dodge ball. Bring your team down to Bartlett Street in downtown Medford, and enjoy the games, with music by DJ, and a Ninkasi beer garden operated by Beerworks. Team sign up link at–Total-Domination-Dodgeball-Tournament-/28231

Scott Perry Band @ Rocky Tonk: 9:30pm-1:30am
Beer specials throughout the night

Widmer Beer Dinner @ Howiee’s on Front: 6pm-8pm
5 beers paired with 5 courses. Seating for 50 people, advance tickets are $40 each sold at Howiee’s On Front. (541) 773-5767

Beer & Cheese Pairing w/10 Barrel Brewing @ 4 Daughter’s: 7-9pm
Featured Apocalypse IPA & seasonal flavors from 10 Barrel paired with cheeses

Saturday June 14th

MARQUIS EVENT: 2014 Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival in Old Town: 12pm – 8pm
25 breweries, 40 beers, food booths, and beer related vendors. $14 gets you a commemorative pint glass, program, and 5 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets available : 5 for $5, or 12 for $10. THIS IS A 21+ EVENT. Visit the website at or like it on facebook at Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival.

Gilgamesh Brewery Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings: 6-9pm
Cornhole Tournament

Walkabout with a Bull’ w/Walkabout Brewery @ Rocky Tonk: 9:30pm-1:30am
The Mechanical Bull is back, Free ride included with cover & Specials on Walkabout beer!

Specials All Week:

Food Pairing @ Mr.Smiths: open to close
During the week of beer week, get a Burger with our homemade Potato Salad paired with a micro brew all week long.

Pong Matches @ Rocky Tonk: every night
Every night we will be having free to enter ‘pong table prizes’- make a pong ball in a cup- win a prize