Jason Medvec keeps himself pretty busy. When he’s not playing guitar with The Devon Worley Band, he’s making beer. Medvec’s award winning beer is now a local favorite in Minnesota, and Big Wood Brewery, his White Bear Lake taproom, has become a neighborhood hang out.
At the young age of 18, when most high school post graduates are picking out a twin comforter for their dorm room and stressing about their class schedule, Medvec was stepping on a tour bus, leaving for an international tour with the Bay City Rollers. After three years, four continents and hundreds of shows later, Medvec came home. “I make beer and make music. N`ough said”, he added. “Crafting beer and crafting music are very similar. They both take vision, passion and alcohol.” Medvec has much to be proud of in both endeavors. His beer has won multiple awards and his band has won two ICoMA awards for original country music since he joined. Perhaps he has the midas touch.