Category Archives: Breweries

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 →

Juniper Brewing celebrates 1 year of beer

Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend, kicking things off Friday, March 6 from 4 to 9pm, and continuing all day Saturday from 11am to closing (10pm-ish). They’ve posted a short description of the party plans on their site: We will be having a blast as we turn 1 year old this weekend! Dump City Dumplings will be on hand to fill your bellies, Onay Weaver will be providing some Live Entertainment … Continue reading →

Coming soon to Bend: Immersion Brewing

Word of the latest brewery-in-planning to come to Bend, Oregon, has hit the streets in earnest within the past week or so: Immersion Brewing, which will combine a Brew-It-Yourself setup allowing people to come in and brew their own beer in the you-brew model along with a 10-barrel brewing system and kitchen to offer the full brewpub experience as well. (At first I took them to only be a brew-on-premise operation.) Similar in concept to the … Continue reading →