Finding good beer in Bend

Just a quick note about finding good beer in Bend (not counting the microbreweries—I’m talking about bottled beer). While I’ve found that most of the grocery stores now carry most "mainstream" microbrews and imports, the two stores that have the widest selection, including a good number of unusual beers, are Newport Avenue Market and Ray’s Food Place, both on the west side.

Central Oregon is generally lacking on shops that carry broad beer selections. Jim’s Homebrew Supply in Spokane, for example, has an incredible selection, but there’s nothing like that here.

On the other hand, Demetri’s Greek Cusina on the east end of town is the only place I know that has lambic on tap (Lindemans Framboise).