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Exchange Exemplar: Beer and Southern Oregon History

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We've been drinking beer a long time, we humans.

The oldest confirmed evidence shows people making and drinking beer around 7,000 years ago, and additional finds might double that time span.

The date range is a bit shorter in our part of the world, but is therefore better documented, in Phil Busse's book Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History.

Phil joined us in 2019 to celebrate the suds, and we quaff another round here.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.