If you haven't received a newsletter since August, you're not alone... I haven't had time to write one! Sorry! Believe it or not I have been "too busy". Hopefully I can make up for it with this issue.
#1 Favorite Local Microbrewery
2010 Medford Mail Tribune Reader's Choice Awards
We are extremely proud and honored to be chosen as the favorite microbrewery in the Rogue Valley by the readers of our local newspaper. Thank you for your support and your vote. We can't do what we do without you!
In our last newsletter I teased you with some "big news" coming. Well we are excited to tell you that you can now find most of our beers in all 10 Oregon Trader Joes stores. Everyone I've mentioned this to says "tell them to put a Trader Joes here!" I don't have that kind of influence but I will do my best.
Once again we are proud to be a donor/sponsor and the supplier of amazing hand-crafted local beers to Southern Oregon's premier holiday fundraising event. Southern Oregon Brewing Co. beers will be available at both the formal dinner/auction on Wednesday December 1st as well as during the Holiday Party on Thursday December 2nd. Click on the FOT link above for more info about the events and where the proceeds will go!
This years Portland Holiday Ale Festival will take place in Portland's Pioneer Square December 1-5 and promises to be better than ever. We are sending "Mrs. Claws" to represent S.O.B. (read more about her in the Beer News section below). More than 50 potent winter ales are featured at this year's event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. These aren't beers you'll find in the supermarket as participating breweries have put together special recipes just for the Holiday Ale Festival. From Belgians and Barleywines to Porters and Stouts, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors. This is a don't miss event for the beer connoisseur.
New Food Options!
We have recently started working with two local food delivery services in an effort to provide you with a dining opportunity while you enjoy our hand-crafted ales and lagers. You now have access to 27 different local restaurants via The Dinner Roll or Muffins on the Move. Order your dinner via the internet or by phone and have it delivered while your enjoying your first pint!
The Dinner Roll
Muffins on the Move
New Taproom Manager!
We are extremely proud to announce Jenn Molloy Brown as our new S.O.B. Taproom Manager. Jenn comes to us with a plethora of craft beer and customer service knowledge and skills. She was an assistant manager at Sacramento Brewing Co. and also owned her own bar in Jerseyville, IL. You will find Jenn's personality and energy to be contageous as she gets to know each and every one of you. She will spearhead our local public relations efforts as well as launch the upcoming S.O.B. Mug Club and online merchandise store! Come on down to the S.O.B. Taproom and meet Jenn while you enjoy pint of your favorite beer!
Mrs. Claws Barleywine
Scott Saulsbury has created a little something extra special for the holidays. This year's surprise brew is a barleywine and promises to keep you warm on those cold blustery days of winter. Crafted in the classic British style with dark wheat and flaked oat element this gem will be released in the S.O.B. Taproom the night before Thanksgiving. If you don't want to deal with all the crazy shoppers the day after Thanksgiving, Mrs. Claws will take care of you! If you go to the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland the first weekend in December, you also find it there. Draft only, no growler fills, no keg sales...Sorry!
9.5% abv, Color: 4 SRM, IBUs: 65
Old Humbug 2010
Our very popular winter ale, Old Humbug, makes its return! A traditional winter ale utilizing specialty malts that lend a hint of dark molasses flavor. In its 4th season, it promises to be everything you could want for Christmas! This ale will help keep your belly warm during this holiday season. Here are some specs for ya.
8.2 % abv, Color: 26 SRM, IBUs: 77
Hops: Nugget, Centennial and US Perles
Weyermann Carafa II, Weyermann Pale Wheat
S.O.B. Tap Room
On November 8th the S.O.B. Taproom changed its hours to make them easier for me to remember and will give you more opportunities to experience our amazing hand-crafted local beers while you and your friends relax in our warm publican atmosphere. Check out the new hours as well as a "Happy 2 Hours" every day where all S.O.B pints will be just $3.00.
New HoursTuesday-Saturday: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"Happy 2 Hours"
Tuesday-Friday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
($3 dollar pints)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
$3 Thursdays have been discontinued
A Gentle Reminder
In these challenging economic times, Southern Oregon Brewing Company would like to encourage your patronage of local businesses that are working with us to create a sustainable local economy. When you spend your hard earned dollars on local products in local businesses, those funds stay local and are recirculated through other local businesses. Your support of local businesses helps to create new jobs or preserve the jobs of your friends and neighbors. So when you order a beer, buy local Oregon beer! Spend your money at establishments who sell local Oregon beer! Thank you for your support! Our employees really appreciate it!
Support Your Local Brewery!
Do you like our beer? Do you like the fact that we are local, we are creating local jobs and that we reinvest money back into your local economy and support multiple local philanthropic causes? Then we need your help. Please consider doing one or all of the following.
1. Pass this newsletter on to one beer loving friend and tell them to sign up for the newsletter.
2. Become a fan of S.O.B. on FACEBOOK and start following us on TWITTER!, write about us on YELP! or tell your friends you are at S.O.B. and qualify for special deals by using FOURSQUARE on your smartphone.
3. Next time you go to your favorite restaurant, bar or store, look for our beers and if they don't have any or don't have your favorite style, talk to the owner or manager and request that they get some! Help them understand how supporting Southern Oregon Brewing Company supports their business by keeping their dollars local! If they are dismissive or disinterested.......well use your imagination!
4. Go to Ratebeer.com or BeerAdvocate.com, and create a profile (its simple). Grade our beers (be honest) and write something eloquent about the amazing, A+ beers we hand craft. This will help people in other parts of this great country realize that S.O.B. is making some pretty darn good beers.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in the S.O.B. taproom real soon!
S.O.B. Christmas Gifts!
If you are anything like me, you probably have all your Christmas gifts bought wrapped and under the tree.....NOT! Lets start over... If you have no idea what to get that special someone this holiday season, don't worry! Come on down to the S.O.B. Taproom, have a pint of Old Humbug or Mrs. Claws and it will suddenly become very clear! You friends and family really want beer or S.O.B. logo merchandise for Christmas...you know they do! We have growlers, pint glasses, t-shirts, hats and gift certificates in stock for your shopping convenience. We are ordering more shirts and the very popular S.O.B. Hoody to make sure we have what you need. 22oz. bottles of S.O.B. make perfect stocking stuffers and if you really love someone, buy them a kegerator and fill it with a keg of S.O.B.! Wasn't that easy!