BreweriesFlorida’s Cigar City Brewing acquired by Fireman Capital Partners

Rumors that have been swirling around Florida-based Cigar City Brewing being purchased—most likely by Anheuser-Busch—can be put to rest, as the Brewbound news site breaks the news this morning  that in fact they are being purchased by “Boston-based private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners, which already owns majority stakes in … Continue reading

BreweriesBend beer packaging news

Cans! Two more Bend, Oregon-based breweries are canning their beers now (joining GoodLife, Worthy, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks): Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. As long-time readers know I am a fan of the can so I’m happy to see these new offerings. Silver Moon Brewing has released … Continue reading

BreweriesJuniper Brewing 2nd anniversary

Two years! That’s how long Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing has been making beer, and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th they are celebrating their second anniversary with good beer and giveaways: WOW!! Two Years already!?!?! My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!! To celebrate … Continue reading

Crux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our … Continue reading

It’s official: Sunriver Brewing will take over former Oblivion Brewpub space

Two weeks ago I reported on Bend’s Oblivion Brewpub closing (the brewery itself remaining unaffected), and while there were rumors circulating as to who would take over the westside brewpub space, nothing was officially acknowledged—until now. Sunriver Brewing has issued their official press release revealing that they will be taking … Continue reading

Kobold Brewing: Bend, Oregon’s latest brewery

Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery is one that slipped in under the radar, selling their first keg of beer to the Platypus Pub right at the end of 2015: Kobold Brewing. Owner and brewer Steve Anderson started out homebrewing (he’s a member of the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization) and he’s starting out … Continue reading

The Session #107: Are breweries your friends?

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great time the night before and rang in the new year with a beer or three! And since January 1 also falls on a Friday, it’s also time for another round of The Session! This first Session of 2016 is hosted by Dan … Continue reading

Bend’s Oblivion Pub to close, Brewery continues

As reported in today’s Bend Bulletin, the Oblivion Brewing brewpub in Bend, Oregon, will be closing after only seven months. However the brewing company itself will remain unaffected. Excerpted from the newspaper: The partnership that created the pub — owner Jon Sargent and brewers Darin Butschy and Meghann Butschy — … Continue reading

Breakside Brewery will add a third location in 2016

Portland’s Breakside Brewery, one of Portland, Oregon’s brewery success stories by any measure, has announced that they will be opening a third location in 2016, to be located in the northwest Portland “Slabtown” district. Let’s get straight to the snippet from the press release: B​reakside Brewery,​ the Oregon-based award winning … Continue reading

Bend Brewing Company is being sold

Bend, Oregon’s second-oldest brewery, Bend Brewing Company, is in the process of being sold! Longtime owner Wendi Day, daughter of co-founder Jerry Fox, confirmed that she is currently in the process of selling the brewpub business to another family here in Bend, and has provided the official press release about the … Continue reading