Category Archives: Breweries

Prineville’s Solstice Brewing changing name to Ochoco Brewing

This is surprising news: Prineville, Oregon’s Solstice Brewing, which opened its doors in downtown Prineville in 2011 and brewed its first batch of beer in 2012, is changing its name to Ochoco Brewing. This according to our weekly alt-newspaper, The Source: The Prineville-based brewery now formerly known as Solstice has never been shy about its roots. When it released its first beer back in 2012, the brewery reclaimed a not-uncommon slur for the city, calling it … Continue reading →

Pictures and notes about Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub

Deschutes Brewery’s new Street Pub is billed as the first “pop up pub” of its size (that they know of), a behemoth of a mobile bar that they will be touring across the country. As a reminder, here’s their quick recap description of it: We’re shutting down the streets in cities across the United States this year with our newest traveling event called: Street Pub – Crafted for Community. We’re kicking off a soft opening … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery’s “Beer Machines” at CBC

One of the more unique events taking place during next week’s Craft Brewers Conference is Deschutes Brewery’s and Columbia Distributing’s official CBC event Beer Machines: A Steampunk Ode To The Craft Revolution. (It’s listed as the official CBC nightly event for Thursday, April 16.) I’m not sure how else to describe it except as beer-pouring performance art blended with live burlesque, particularly if the beer-pouring machines were invented in Victorian times (hence “steampunk”). Check out their … Continue reading →

Redmond, Oregon’s growing beer scene

Among beer destinations in Oregon, my hometown of Bend receives much of the attention in recent years for a variety of reasons (which I’ve written about here at length and, yes, even written a book on it). Bend dominates the Central Oregon beer landscape in much the same way that it dwarfs the other cities in the region, but there are breweries and good beer in those other communities as well. Sisters has Three Creeks Brewing; … Continue reading →

Tasting and additional notes about Steens Mountain Brewing

Last Thursday was the High Desert Museum‘s monthly beer tasting event (which runs in conjunction with their Brewing Culture exhibit), and I was in attendance thanks to a concurrent private book signing event taking place there the same evening. I’m glad I was, because I got a chance to try two of the new Steens Mountain Brewing beers as well as meet and chat with owner/brewer Rick Roy and his daughter Carley. They were pouring two … Continue reading →