Southern Oregon Brewing Company Story

First and foremost, we are beer lovers!

Southern Oregon Brewing Company is a locally owned craft brewery that produces the region’s premier craft beer. We maintain a commitment to independence, integrity, community, and customer service. Our foundation is high-quality, flavorful, and consistent products without compromise. We will never deviate from that mindset.

Voted “Best Local Microbrewery” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Medford Mail Tribune’s Readers Choice Awards. Named “Small Business of the Year” in 2011 by the Medford Chamber of Commerce.

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Meet Dr. Tom

Our beer-loving founder and president, Dr. Tom Hammond, developed a passion for craft beer during his medical school days in Seattle. After a dear friend passed away before launching a long-planned enterprise in 2005, Tom-then an avid homebrewer—decided to create the Southern Oregon Brewing Company. The dream of this Medford anesthesiologist became a reality when S.O.B. opened its doors in 2007.


Head Brewer
Scott Saulsbury

Scott came to S.O.B. with more than 20 years’ experience in the brewing industry. Previous gigs include positions at Steelhead, Bend Brewing, Deschutes Brewing Co, and Caldera Brewing Co. His creations at S.O.B. include Na Zdravi Czech Style Pilsner, Holy Water Maibock, Black Heart Imperial Stout, and the evolution of Nice Rack IPA.

Scott follows in the footsteps of our original head brewer, Anders Johansen, whose unique combination of brewing and mechanical experience was instrumental in designing the brewery and creating our first beers.


Team S.O.B.

The most important part of our brewery is our people. The values and character of our team are what make it a great place to work—and a great place for you to enjoy a pint (or three)!

Scott Saulsbury

Head Brewer and Assistant Night Forklift Operator

Jenn Brown

Tap Room Manager and Entertainment Coordinator

Katie Henry

Bartender and Artist

Travis Fiebelkorn

Southern OR Sales Representative and Event Planner