PackagingBend’s growing growler boom

Updated: added a growler station in Redmond, per Tammy’s comment below. It’s no secret that Bend, Oregon has an amazingly vibrant beer culture and is in the midst of amazing growth in the brewing industry, boasting one of the highest per-capita numbers of breweries in the country (12 in Bend … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 01/24/2013

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, January 24, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

NewsOregon Beer News, 01/23/2013

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, January 23, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesGoodLife will be canning soon, too

Just the other day I reported on the expansion of Bend’s GoodLife Brewing, and in today’s Bend Bulletin (behind the paywall unfortunately) comes the word that they’ll be canning too: GoodLife Brewing Co. has expanded its production capacity as part of a plan to increase sales of bottled beer in … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 01/22/2013

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, January 22, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesWidmer’s new releases for 2013 (via NSPBB)

Widmer Brothers Brewing has been revamping their packaging and their specialty- and seasonal-series lineups for 2013 (I touched on that a bit last week in a beer news post about their 3 Imperial Stouts), and last week in Portland they held a beer release event highlighting many of these new … Continue reading

ReviewsGo Time (Worthy Brewing)

“Go Time” in this case refers to “Go Time Xtra Pale Ale,” the very first beer brewed by Bend’s Worthy Brewing which hit the taps at a few select places this past Friday. So, Friday after work we headed over to the Broken Top Bottle Shop to grab some dinner … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 01/21/2013

Oregon Beer News for Monday, January 21, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

ReviewsVive la (Beer) Revolution!

When I moved to the Bay Area a few months ago, many friends and colleagues, knowing my love of beer, recommended Oakland’s Beer Revolution as a must-visit. It sounded like a place I could disappear into for days but sadly it took me a while to make it over (despite … Continue reading

BreweriesGoodLife is growing

For all the attention that the up-and-coming Worthy Brewing has been getting here in Bend (a fair amount from me, admittedly!), it’s great to see expansion happening elsewhere—in particular, GoodLife Brewing issued a press release yesterday talking about their own expansion. And it’s a pretty significant expansion at that; here’s … Continue reading