Monthly Archives: January 2014

Broken Top Bottle Shop’s 2nd anniversary

This coming Tuesday, February 4th, is Bend’s Broken Top Bottle Shop‘s second anniversary—and they are kicking off the celebration today with two days of live music and great beer! Tonight: They have Ninkasi Brewing in the house from 4pm for a beer tasting,┬ápouring Pravda Bohemian Pils Style Lager and Alt; and live music with Tone Red at 5pm, and again with The Sweatband at 7:30. Tomorrow (Saturday): Eugene’s Falling Sky Brewing will be pouring beer … Continue reading →

First annual Best of Craft Beer Awards

This past weekend I had the privilege to participate in judging for the first-ever Best of Craft Beer Awards, a new competition established here in Bend by Katie Barnett (married to GoodLife Brewing co-owner Ty Barnett) that will be an annual event. There was a good turnout for a first-year competition: some 400 entries from around the country, and while some categories had more beers entered than others (37 American-style IPAs versus only 1 Bohemian … Continue reading →