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

EventsCheers to Belgian Beers: Bend breweries’ contribution

The annual Cheers to Belgian Beers festival kicks off today in Portland, and this year there are a number of Central Oregon breweries present and pouring. Here’s the relevant bit from the press release: The upcoming Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival in Portland will feature at least 70 Belgian-style beers brewed … Continue reading

BreweriesCentral Oregon brewery updates

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a news roundup for my local breweries, so here’s the latest—some of which I’ve covered in my Oregon beer news posts or elsewhere. And some is new! Deschutes Brewery is progressing on multiple fronts as usual—one of the largest craft breweries in the … Continue reading

BreweriesLatest print article: Anniversaries with Immersion, Atlas

My latest print article for The Bulletin hit today: Two birthday bashes at Bend Box Factory. Immersion is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend (as part of Beer Week), and next weekend (the start of June) Atlas Cider is celebrating their fourth. Both Immersion and Atlas are located at the Box … Continue reading

BreweriesLatest print article: 10 years of 10 Barrel

This week’s article for the Bend Bulletin’s GO! Magazine is on the tenth anniversary of 10 Barrel Brewing, and the anniversary party coming on Saturday, May 13. I take a bit of a retrospective which includes the Anheuser-Busch acquisition, as well as talking about the beers and the event itself. … Continue reading