Category Archives: Breweries

Walla Walla’s small but growing brewing scene

We spent the past weekend in Walla Walla, Washington, hitting up wineries and partaking in a bit of the Celebrate Walla Walla Wine event they have every year (this year’s theme was Syrah). Though Walla Walla for about three decades now has been known for its wine, there is a small but growing beer scene developing there. Here’s a rundown of what the current scene looks like: Mill Creek Brewpub. If their website is correct, … Continue reading →

First look at Wild Ride Brewing

This past Saturday for their official opening, we headed over to Redmond, Oregon’s new Wild Ride Brewing Company to check out the scene and try some beers. They had nine of their first ten beers on tap, and a handsome brewery and tasting room that looks really good. No kitchen, but two food trucks were parked outside. Here’s a first look in pictures, and some notes. That barreled-off area is their outdoor seating patio. Incidentally, … Continue reading →

Wild Ride Brewing, open this Saturday in Redmond

Redmond’s latest brewery, Wild Ride Brewing, is officially opening their doors this Saturday, May 10 at 11am (though I hear they are quietly open now, a sort of soft pre-opening). They are Redmond’s (and Central Oregon’s) newest craft brewery, a 20-barrel production brewery with a tasting room and patio, and are located at 332 SW 5th Street downtown. The don’t have a kitchen, but are planning on hosting food trucks for the hungry. And, while I was … Continue reading →

The Session #87: Local Brewery History

These last few months of The Session have for me been less about the “first Friday” of the month and more the “first weekend” instead, so of course May continues that trend. (In case anyone is keeping count, I am up to roughly the years 2003-2005 in the draft of my book on Bend’s beer history.) This month’s Session is hosted by Reuben Gray of The Tale of the Ale, and for the topic he has chosen … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest beers & breweries

As promised, here’s the current beer list that will be pouring at this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. I have to say I think this is a particularly good list, and instead of making general recommendations—I don’t think you will go too wrong if you know the styles of beer you like—I am putting in bold beers and/or breweries that I am planning to seek out (mostly because they are new and I haven’t tried them … Continue reading →