Category Archives: Breweries

Bend Brewing Company purchases adjacent lot

For many years, the lot adjacent to Bend Brewing Company sat vacant and fenced, an unsightly eyesore next to the brewpub. It was purposefully left that way, as I understand it, because the owner also wanted to buy the land BBC sat on to develop (into condos, retail, whatever), but since BBC would not sell, he refused to do anything but leave the lot empty and ugly. Not anymore! Bend Brewing announced today the purchase of that … Continue reading →

June is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be celebrating from 2 to 8pm “with food trucks on-site, 8 taps flowing, and firkins all day!” They will also have lawn games in their beer … Continue reading →

Public Coast Brewing is now open in Cannon Beach

One of the state’s newest breweries is now open on the Oregon Coast: Public Coast Brewing in Cannon Beach. They are joining the lontime Bill’s Tavern and the recently-opened Pelican Brewing pub. Cannon Beach (population 1,690) is becoming quite the brewery town! Seems like a pretty organized affair, based on the press release they sent out: Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality, announced the opening of Public Coast Brewing Co. today in Cannon Beach. Construction … Continue reading →

Steens Mountain Brewing in BeerAdvocate Magazine: Extras

This month’s issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine (#112, May 2016) contains an article on Burns, Oregon’s Steens Mountain Brewing Company in their “From the Source” column—written by yours truly. The article is now online here, and I thought I share a few extra “behind the scenes” details that didn’t make it into print. Much of the story had changed from when I first interviewed owner/brewer Richard Roy for the article back in August; it was the … Continue reading →

Widmer Hefeweizen at 30

Today in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Widmer Brothers Brewing threw a big party for their flagship beer which turns 30 this year: Widmer Hefeweizen. The City also declared May 15 “Hefe Day” to commemorate the occasion, and this year for the first time Widmer released Hefe in cans (for which they sent me a couple along with an insulated stainless steel koozie sleeve). 30 years! That’s a phenomenal stretch for a beer movement that’s … Continue reading →