The Nunnelees just got their Brewery license this month, and so have been too busy to even do a Facebook page or get a website going, but they hope to have product ready for the upcoming Umpqua Brew Fest in October, and surely for Roseburg Beer Week and the Brew Ha Ha in May. Cheers to Lookingglass Brewery!
Groweler fill station to move product from the brewery to pubs and restaurants.
Roseburg now has its 7th licensed brewery--yes, you heard it here and you heard it right! Lookingglass Brewery is Roseburg’s newest, and for now its smallest at a half barrel capacity. Owner and brewer Mark Nunnelee, however, plans to slowly go from nano to giganto, hoping, at least, to have to grow beyond the walls of his house shop.
Because Mark and his wife Lydia are brewing from their home in Lookingglass, which is a bit off the Roseburg ale trail, they will not be able to open a tasting room yet, but plan to market their beer through local pubs, restaurants, and growler fill stations. Eventually, they would like to open a tasting room, and perhaps even a pub, at a location such as the historic Brockway Store in Winston.
After taking early retirement from NASA and moving from southern California to Roseburg, Mark was first introduced to craft beer here, and enjoyed it so much that he started homebrewing. An all-in kind of personality, he completely skipped the training wheels step of brewing with malt extract, and dove right in with all grain. After getting positive feedback about the quality of his homebrew, he and Lydia decided to go from amateur to professional status by getting an OLCC Brewery -- Public House license. Lookingglass Brewery will have a five beer lineup—a Blonde, a Pale, a Red infused with raspberries, and since Mark is a hop head, two IPAs, a double and a triple.