Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

McMenamins first-ever bottle shop opens this week

For three decades McMenamins has become best known for their pubs and breweries and renovated historic properties, and while they do bottle their own beers, wines, and spirits for sale at their various locations, they’ve never had a dedicated bottle shop—until now. Their new 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, located across from their Tavern & Pool, is having its grand opening this Thursday, November 19th, and looks to be impressive from the start. From the press release: … Continue reading →

“Winter Beer Week” at Cascade West Alehouse in Bend

This week in Bend, from Monday the 16th through Friday the 20th, Cascade West Grub & Alehouse is going to be holding a special “Winter Beer Week” featuring $3 drafts all day and night long on a killer lineup of winter seasonal beers. Check it out: Sunriver Shred Head Full Sail Wassail Sierra Nevada Celebration 10 Barrel Pray for Snow Cascade Lakes Slippery Slope Worthy Powder Keg HUB Abominable Deschutes Jubelale NITRO Pyramid Snow Cap … Continue reading →

Received: McMenamins Kris Kringle (2015)

Just in time for the weekend, this year’s edition of McMenamins’ Christmas seasonal ale, Kris Kringle, arrived on Friday the 13th—coinciding neatly with the official release date. The bottled beers from McMenamins come from their Edgefield brewery, but on Saturday I also had the local version at the Old St. Francis School on their 11th birthday beer sampler; it’s a tasty beer and definitely a seasonal local favorite. Looking forward to drinking this bottle.

Bend Brewing Company is being sold

Bend, Oregon’s second-oldest brewery, Bend Brewing Company, is in the process of being sold! Longtime owner Wendi Day, daughter of co-founder Jerry Fox, confirmed that she is currently in the process of selling the brewpub business to another family here in Bend, and has provided the official press release about the sale and the new owners: Bend Brewing Co. (BBC), established in 1995, and the second oldest brew pub in Bend, Oregon, is excited to share the … Continue reading →