Roseburg in October is a sight not to be missed. Sunny and crisp days are accompanied by gold, amber and chocolate hues in the leaves as well as in our pint glasses. While locals and visitors embrace the colorful landscape, cooler weather and plentiful harvest, beer lovers also anticipate shifting taps over to darker, richer brews.
Come spend an autumn weekend in the Umpqua Valley to not only take in the gorgeous scenery, but also take down a frothy, fall-spirited beer from one of our several local breweries. Here are just a few fresh favorites to pair with a light sweater on your next visit to Roseburg.
NORTH FORTY BEER COMPANY | 435 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg
Fest of the Furious: 6.5 percent and 26 IBUs. The Fest and the Furious is a Festbier (also known as Oktoberfestbier) which is a German-style of low fermentation beer. The Fest of the Furious boasts a beautiful, copper color and has a nice sweetness paired with the perfect amount of hops. A nice drink for warm or cool weather – whatever the fall day brings.
DRAPER BREWING | 640 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg
Blabaer: A 7.0 percent barrel-aged wild ale. This mixed culture Saison is aged for three years in American oak barrels. Then it's refermented for 10 weeks with locally-grown Duke blueberries sourced from the Melrose Valley. Naturally carbonated, the Blabaer is an extremely fruit-forward beer with a unique effervescence and dryness, and a great showcase of local agriculture.
OLD 99 BREWING COMPANY | 1810 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg
Farm to Face Fresh Hop: This IPA is 5.2 percent and straight from the field to your face. Literally. Made with freshly harvested Cascade and Centennial hops from Umpqua Hop Farm, this crisp brew will be sure to quench your thirst.
LOOKINGGLASS BREWERY | 192 SE Main Street, Winston
HammerTime Stout: At 7.5 percent and 51 IBUs, this stout leans malty and is a fine balance between coffee and chocolate with very light caramel tones. It has a rich, dark head and a creamy mouthfeel. This one will leave you wanting more.
TWO SHY BREWERY | 1308 NW Park Street, Roseburg
Oktoberfest Märzen: At 5.8 percent, this classic German-style Märzen was brewed in March and lagered until September 17 when Oktoberfest starts in Munich. Using all European-sourced grains and following the reinheitsgebot (a series of regulations limiting the ingredients for beer in Germany), this is a beautiful, caramel-colored, malty and light lager. Prost!
BACKSIDE BREWING COMPANY | 1640 NE Odell Avenue, Roseburg
The Bitter Truth Imperial IPA: 8 percent and 115 IBUs, this IIPA is strong bodied with rich malt accents, and conspicuously hoppy to the nose and palate. Dry hopped and crafted using a variety of hand-selected hops and malts gives The Bitter Truth a unique edge IPA lovers cherish.
KANTU BREWING | 1837 Tenmile Valley Road, Tenmile
Dark Logic: 6 percent and 27 IBUs, this brew is your outside firepit date. This dark lager is crisp and smooth with a roasty finish just like a perfect fall day.
MCMENAMINS ROSEBURG STATION PUB & BREWERY | 700 SE Sheridan Street, Roseburg
Edgefield Apple Cider: 6.2 percent and pale yellow gold in color with aromas of fresh apples, apple skin and pie spices. Lively on the tongue, fresh apple flavor dominates with hints of pear and honey. Crisp and refreshing, the hint of sweetness is balanced out by tart acidity.
BLOCKTOBER FEST: Come kick off fall in Roseburg at the Blocktober Fest celebration in downtown on October 8 from 11 to 6 p.m. Enjoy many local vendors, downtown shopping, music, entertainment, family fun and food. Get a chance to sample several of the local brews listed as well as local wine.