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

BeersCrux’s new beer fits In The Pocket

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is kicking off their 2017 [BANISHED] barrel-aged beer series this week with the release of In The Pocket, a Brettanomyces aged and blended imperial saison. From the description in the press release (below) it sounds amazingly complex, and some of my contacts at Crux are already waxing … Continue reading

BreweriesTaste and vote on the next great hop with Worthy Brewing

Bend’s Worthy Brewing is experimenting with hops for the month of March. In conjunction with Indie Hops (which Worthy owner Roger Worthington founded) and Oregon State University, they have four new hop varieties to play with, and they brewed four identical pale ales each using one of these new hops. Starting … Continue reading

NewsGoodLife Brewing’s new Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series

Bend, Oregon’s GoodLife Brewing has been seeing some interesting changes for 2017. Earlier in the month they announced a distribution change in southwest Washington, transferring distribution rights from Craig Stein Beverages to Kendall’s Pioneer / Corwin Beverages. Roughly concurrent with that, news came out that a new head brewer was coming on board—Tyler West, … Continue reading

BreweriesAshland’s Swing Tree Brewing is closed

Sad news from Ashland, Oregon, as Swing Tree Brewing announced recently on Facebook that they were closing their doors: Hey there Swing Tree fans. It is with a very heavy heart that I must let everyone know that tonight is our last night of operations. On November 14, 2013 we … Continue reading