Monthly Archives: March 2013

Class of ’88: Deschutes Brewery

The Class of ’88: Profiles of breweries founded in 1988 that are still around today to celebrate 25 years in the beer business. Of course Deschutes Brewery is the first brewery in this series of profiles: not only are they the fifth-largest craft brewery in the U.S., but they initiated their own Class of 88 project which inspired this series, and they’re located right here in my hometown of Bend, Oregon. Deschutes Brewery¬†(Bend, Oregon) Deschutes … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Southern Oregon drive-by

Okay perhaps “drive-by” is a little misleading, but we were visiting Medford and Ashland for a three-day weekend to kick off spring break, and while it wasn’t a “beer trip” we managed to slip a few things in. The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with Bend’s Whole Foods Market holding a “Silent Auction Brewfest” featuring a bunch of local breweries pouring beer and donating a number of great prizes that were auctioned off, with all … Continue reading →