Monthly Archives: May 2012

Win Beer for a Year (with the Bend Ale Trail)

The Bend Ale Trail is putting this contest on, which is very cool—and to be clear, the beer that you’ll win is from the Central Oregon breweries on the Ale Trail. So you will have to come here to enjoy it (oh darn, right?). There’s no need to pinch yourself, because it’s no dream. The Beer for a Year sweepstakes kicks off on May 8, 2012, and one lucky winner will take home a collection … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week events, Wednesday, May 23

Central Oregon Beer Week continues, with more great events lined up for today, Wednesday the 23rd. Unfortunately though, the Wanderlust Backstage Beer Tour didn’t get enough numbers to make it a go, so they were not able to do that tour this time around, which is a shame because that sounded really cool. Specials Bend Ale Trail special all week long Anyone who completes the Bend Ale Trail during the Week will get a special, limited edition … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week in the media

Since getting this whole Central Oregon Beer Week started, there’s been good attention paid from various media sources, which is awesome. Here’s a roundup of what I know about (so far): Cascade Business News: They published a good article about both the Beer Week and the Central Oregon Brewers Guild (including a listing of some of the Week’s events). Beer O’Clock radio: I was on Lisa Morrison’s excellent radio show last Saturday, talking about the … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week events, Tuesday, May 22

Central Oregon Beer Week continues, with more great events lined up for today: Specials Bend Ale Trail special all week long Anyone who completes the Bend Ale Trail during the Week will get a special, limited edition Bend Ale Trail koozie! Specials at Cascade West Cascade West will have 12 of their 32 tap handles dedicated to the local breweries and sell drafts for $3.00 all week open to close (11am to midnight). Beer Cocktails & Small … Continue reading →

Block 15 Brewery

As I’d mentioned previously, my wife and I took a day trip over to Corvallis on Saturday to visit some of the local breweries and check out the growing beer scene. It turns out that Corvallis is a relatively easy jaunt that works well for day trips, being about a 2.5 hour drive away (joining the ranks of other less-than-3-hour trips like Eugene, Hood River, and Oakridge), so I can easily see more trips in … Continue reading →