Category Archives: Breweries

Central Oregon beer news, late October edition

A roundup of some of the recent news and happenings in the Central Oregon beer scene: Three Creeks Brewing, hot on the heels of their gold medal GABF win, announced “the release on draft and in 22 oz bottles of pub favorite Firestorm Red Ale along with the latest beer in our coveted Desperado Series, Frontier Justice Coffee Stout.” Frontier Justice is their coffee stout brewed in collaboration with Sisters Coffee Roasters, an 8% abv … Continue reading →

GABF 2016: Oregon award winners

Saturday morning, October 8, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony revealed this year’s winners for one of the largest and most popular beer festivals around. Big congratulations are always in order for all of the winners, but naturally since I live in Oregon I always like to highlight the Oregon winning breweries each year. Winners are listed (and can be searched) on the GABF’s page, and this Saturday morning I’m also watching the livestream … Continue reading →

Japanese brewers in Oregon

During this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, the International Tent welcomed six craft brewers from Japan for the first time, each bringing two of their beers to pour at the festival (except Iwate Kura Beer which only brought one). And on Thursday, the 28th during the OBF, Belmont Station hosted a meet-and-greet event with the Japanese brewers, for which I was invited to a media preview beforehand. The short version: there is some really interesting brewing happening in Japan right … Continue reading →

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 →