Monthly Archives: July 2011

Below Grade Brewing, first look

Two Saturdays ago it was announced that Below Grade Brewing announced that they would be pouring their beer for the first time in Bend at the Saturday farmers market in NorthWest Crossing (the Bend neighborhood in which they’re based); so, we made plans to hit up the farmers market and check out their beers. First impression—even though they’re only pouring at special events right now, they’ve hit the ground running with their collateral and merchandise: … Continue reading →

Two Bend beer events today

There are two really good-looking beer events going on in Bend today, one over at Deschutes Brewery (their production brewery) and one at Brother Jon’s Public House. At Deschutes: Central Oregon Kickoff for Oregon Craft Beer Month. Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Time: 4-7pm Cost: Free entry, $5.00 for a taster glass (including 2 taster tickets) $1.00 per tasting ticket Location: Deschutes Brewery Lawn, 399 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr (across from Les Schwab Amphitheater) Who: … Continue reading →

Hop Valley Brewing

On our way back from Bandon a couple of weekends ago we were passing through Eugene and Springfield and through sheer chance found ourselves literally across the street from Hop Valley Brewing Company. (We had stopped for cheaper gas and were ostensibly planning to swing into Eugene proper to check out Ninkasi as well.) It’s located in Springfield just off the I-5 freeway at exit 195A, and since we didn’t know when we’d be back … Continue reading →

Oregon beer calendar for July

I almost forgot about rounding up July’s events for Oregon—and there are a lot! In addition to being Oregon Craft Beer Month, with it’s own giant list of statewide happenings, the month is concluded with the Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the beer fests of the year anywhere. As for what else is going on this month: The Cans Fest: This event is going on today, July 9th, from noon to 10pm. It’s being put … Continue reading →

Chad Kennedy and Bend’s east side brewery

Thanks to an article in my local paper, we can connect the dots on Chad Kennedy’s brewery project here in Bend—and they connect up to Roger Worthington’s proposed east side brewery and beer garden. The article is (again) behind a paywall, but I can give you some choice quotes: Plans to open Worthy Brewing LLC, named after attorney Roger Worthington, who owns the land where the brewery will be built, are moving forward after talks … Continue reading →