Wild River Pub & Publik House -
Jerry and Bertha Miller established Miller's Shady Oaks Pizza Deli in Cave Junction in June of 1975. We expanded to Brookings-Harbor in 1980 where son Darrel and his wife Becky manage the restaurant. With the theme "Blame us if your life goes to Pizzas", we have always put our energy, resources, and imaginations to the test creating great food from fresh ingredients. With an interest in old world crafts and a desire to add beverages that matched the flavor and quality of the foods in our restaurants, we ventured into the brewing world. And so in 1990, using the name Steelhead Brewery, we began brewing our award winning beer.
Back when the idea for the Grants Pass expansion was germinating, we were having an identity crisis with the name of our business. The name "Pizza Deli" was a generic term and we wanted a name that would reflect the fact that we were also a brewery (remember that up until then, we had used the name Steelhead Brewery). Hence, in 1994, Wild River Brewing & Pizza Company was chosen as our new identity. Being in the heart of beautiful river country in Southern Oregon made it a natural choice.
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