Monthly Archives: January 2012

Some photos of Deschutes’ remodel

On Saturday, we were able to hit up Deschutes Brewery‘s Bend Pub for the soft opening of their expansion and remodel, and while there I snapped a few pictures. It’s really nice, and they’ve done a good job of sprucing up the older space as well. And, later today I’m attending a media event at the Pub, so there’s a good chance I’ll have more photos (and maybe video) as well. Update: I also added … Continue reading →

Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend’s newest beer bar

You might remember earlier this month I wrote about how Bend’s Abbey Pub was changing, to become the Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café; this past week one of the owners commented on the blog with details on the new beer bar, and this weekend I (along with my wife and kids) was able to visit, meet the owners and get a pre-opening tour. Here are the details from the comments: Broken Top Bottle … Continue reading →

Received: Widmer W’12 and Spiced IPA

Just before the weekend I received a big package from Widmer, containing an imperial pint glass and four beers: two of the new W’12 seasonal, Dark Saison, and two of the latest in the Rotator IPA series, Spiced IPA. The W’12 should be hitting the shelves now, and the Spiced IPA is upcoming. As in the past, the package came in large, handsome wood box filled with shredded used coasters for packing material. They also included … Continue reading →

Mississippi’s second brewery

One of my favorite sessions at last summer’s Beer Bloggers Conference was the one about beer laws, and in particular Craig Hendry’s work in Mississippi with Raise Your Pints, an organization whose goal is to get the state Mississippi to raise the alcohol limit on beer and to legalize homebrewing. A surprising takeaway from that was the fact that Mississippi only has one production brewery, and one brewpub, in the entire state. Word hit this … Continue reading →