BeersLatest print article: Monkless Belgian Ales and their witbiers

My latest article for the Bulletin here in Bend is out today: Monkless witbier spices things up. It’a a bit of an overview of Bend’s Monkless Belgian Ales, with more of a deep dive into their two witbiers: Shepplekofeggan and their Peppercorn Imperial Wit, both of which are in cans right … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Brewery brings home medals from the World Beer Awards

The World Beer Awards judging for 2017 just wrapped up and results have been posted online (PDF), and Bend’s own Deschutes Brewery brought home a number of medals that they are (rightfully) pretty pleased about. The brewery issued a press release today summarizing their results: Deschutes Brewery beers took center stage … Continue reading

BreweriesKobold Brewing’s new taproom – The Vault

Saturday night on our way back into town from a family trip, we swung by the new Kobold Brewing taproom in downtown Redmond—The Vault. It was the grand opening and there was a big and lively crowd, and while we didn’t stay long (time enough for a beer and to … Continue reading

EventsThree Creeks Brewing celebrates 9 years

Back in July 2008—a scant nine years ago though sometimes it feels like much longer—Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon opened for business. At the time they opened, Central Oregon only had six breweries (six!) and it would be another two years before the region saw another new one. I … Continue reading

BreweriesSilver Moon Brewing’s pop-up pub for the holiday weekend

Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing is in the process of renovating their downtown taproom pub—a complete teardown and rebuild—and unfortunately they are not yet finished. However for the Independence Day holiday weekend, they are hosting a pop-up pub out behind the brewery downtown (same location, just in the back parking lot). … Continue reading

BreweriesPictures from The Ale Apothecary’s tasting room

My print article published last week was on The Ale Apothecary and their new tasting room in Bend; I’d mentioned in my post about the article that I’d had additional pictures from a special media tour that Paul Arney conducted with myself and several others. Here they are! The space … Continue reading

BreweriesTwo Oregon brewery closures: Juniper Brewing, Plough Monday

With over 5,300 breweries currently active in the United States (and I seem to recall seeing that number quoted as 5,700 recently), it’s unfortunate but a fact of business that not all of them will be successful. Official word came down this month that two of Oregon’s smaller breweries, Juniper … Continue reading

Beer IndustryThe beer scene in Bandon, Oregon

Over Memorial Day weekend we took a family trip down the southern Oregon Coast to Bandon, a small town of about 3,000 on the Coquille River 24 miles south of Coos Bay. It wasn’t ostensibly a beer trip, but naturally opportunities to explore a bit of the beer scene presented itself. … Continue reading