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Here is some great news for craft beer fans in the Rogue Valley: Ashland, Oregon’s Swing Tree Brewing Company will officially open their doors for business on November 14th.
Owners Brandon and Tanya Overstreet have been working non-stop to get their brewery up and running. The wood work in the tap room is incredible, with many of it being reused and recycled wood from the around the area. Hint: ask Brandon about the history behind the redwood used in his tables and you’ll be impressed with what you learn.
The brewery is located at 300 E. Hersey Street #7. The fastest way to get there from downtown Ashland is by taking Oak Street over the train tracks and turning right onto East Hersey. The driveway for 300 East Hersey is roughly a quarter mile down the road on the right. If you choose to walk, a more direct route is by connecting with A Street and crossing the field and train tracks (there is a dirt path) where 4th Street connects with A.
Swing Tree Rotating Anchor Brands (what’s on tap?):
1. Porch Swing Pale Ale™
2. Two Shilling Ale™
3. Lonely Trike Red Ale™
4. Obligatory IPA™
Contact Swing Tree Brewing Company
Visit them online at www.SwingTreeBrewing.com
Call them at 541-591-8584
Find them at 300 E. Hersey Street #7 in Ashland, Oregon
Want a behind-the-scenes tour of Swing Tree Brewing Company? Meet the brewers, taste great beer, and learn all about craft beer during a “Rogue Valley On Tap” Brewery Tour with Indigo Creek Outfitters.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “SUP” – it’s the fastest growing paddle sport in the world – but have you tried it yourself? Stand Up Paddle Boards, or “SUPs” as they are commonly referred, have become an increasingly popular way of accessing various waterways: lakes, oceans, and, yes, even rivers. They might look a little intimidating at first, but in reality just about anyone will find that, with proper instruction, you can find yourself gliding across the surface of the water like a seasoned professional.
Steven Dahn, owner of Stand Up Ashland (view listing here), is one of Ashland’s SUP professionals. Steven and his wife Lauren started Stand Up Ashland in 2012. They primarily take their guests to Emigrant Lake, which is located just a few miles outside of Ashland. Aside from offering rentals and lessons, Stand Up Ashland also does special SUP tours such as SUP Yoga and Full Moon Paddle excursions (the next one is scheduled for June 23rd).
Stand Up Ashland’s standard tour costs $50.00 and lasts 90 minutes. It includes board and paddle rental, instruction from one of Stand Up Ashland’s staff, and digital photos from your time on the water. Private lessons are just $15.00 more and provide a one-to-one instructional session. Contact Stand Up Ashland today to find out why SUPing has become so popular. Call them at 541-727-8466, visit them online at www.StandUpAshland.com, or check them out on Facebook.
We’ve just hiked our way to the top of a plateau known as Upper Table Rock and the view is breathtaking! It’s so quiet I can hear my heart pounding as it settles back into a normal rhythm after our ascent. The dark gray rain-filled clouds are hovering and ready to burst. The air is cool while the birds soar in silent flight. Off in the distance we can hear the forlorn sound of a train whistle and the picturesque patchwork views of the pear orchards, in the valley below, hold our focus. For two years we’ve been talking about making this hike and we finally found ourselves on what seemed to be the top of the world.
The view of the surrounding Rogue Valley.
Soaring in silent flight.
It took us about 45 minutes to make the ascent to Upper Table Rock. With a well-maintained trail and an elevation climb of 720′ it is not a strenuous climb, but I felt embarrassingly sloggish when an “older” couple jogged right passed us.
Such a great trail!
The plateaus known as Lower and Upper Table Rocks once provided sanctuary to the Takelma Indians. In the spring the wildflowers are glorious and it’s the best time to make the hike. During the summer months the heat of the day would be brutal as it can reach temperatures well into the high 90′s.
A patchwork of pear blossoms.
Wildflowers and the rocky terrain of the plateau.
Once we reached the plateau we began to follow the rim trail, taking in the views from different perspectives. While watching the changing views we also had to pay attention to where we were walking as the terrain was very rugged and twisting an ankle was not an option!
Looking across the valley to Lower Table Rock.
We pushed our luck a little too long and lost our race against the rain. The area around the trail though is thick with overhead growth so we were able to quickly make our way back down without getting drenched. The Upper and Lower Table Rock Trails are located just outside of Medford, Exit 33 off of Hwy 5. For more information read here: http://www.oregon.com/Hike_Table_Rocks
Patti and her husband, Abi, own and operate Abigail’s B&B in Ashland, OR. Patti also writes a travel blog, www.oneroadatatime.com
On First Friday (June 7th), Indigo Creek Outfitters will premiere a month-long photo display by Emily Berlant (Photos Through Purple Frames)at the Indigo Creek rafting center located at 130 A St, #2B in Ashland, Oregon. Emily has been taking photos for as long as she can remember but started putting professional focus on photography at the beginning of this year.
Growing up in Southern Oregon with highly adventurous parents and traveling extensively throughout her childhood, Emily always found inspiration in the brief moments that can only be contained in a photo. She remembers sitting in her living room as a child clicking through slides of her parents’ days on the river in the 70′s and playing with her father’s Canon A-1. Not much of a portrait photographer, Emily focuses more on scenery and nonhuman objects.
Emily spent 2012 touring with reggae band ‘SYNRGY’ across fifteen states and spent that time adamantly working on her photo portfolio. Displayed photos, most shot with a Canon 60D with 18-200mm lens, will cover subjects ranging from rivers in Oregon to chickens in Wisconsin.
The hot days of summer are quickly approaching. To help you plan for a beautiful display in front of your store, business, home, or garden even under the warmest conditions Ashland Greenhouses has planned another FREE CLASS! Retail Sales Manager Sara Watson will teach about which plant choices will provide fun and colorful displays even in the hottest season. Click here to learn more about this event.
Call to let them know you’ll be joining the class: 541-482-2866.
When: Saturday, June 8th 10:00am-11:00am
What: Heat Loving Plants Class
Where: Ashland Greenhouses.650 E Ashland Lane, Ashland, OR.