Category Archives: Breweries

Bend Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary

Bend Brewing Company is one of the most award-winning breweries in Bend, Oregon, and ironically is also one of the smallest—they are still brewing on the same 7-barrel system in the same downtown Bend brewpub space they started in back in 1995. Fortunately this hasn’t hurt their popularity or longevity any, and coming up on Friday, February 20, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a street party, live music, and lots of beer! The celebration will … Continue reading →

Pictures from Bridge 99’s tasting room opening

Still catching up! Here are pictures from the official opening launch of Bridge 99 Brewery here in Bend (which took place on January 22-23). I stopped in on the 22nd around 5:30 and got some pictures of the space and had some of the samples they were pouring as well as a pint of the Winter Trail Stout. The new tasting room and brewery space is located across the parking lot from Wubba’s BBQ Shack … Continue reading →

Breaking: Anheuser-Busch buying Elysian Brewing!

The news is all over the internet and social media this morning: Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing! I am completely stunned by this news, even moreso than the 10 Barrel news from last year—I never would have though Elysian would sell to AB. From the AB press release: Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase Elysian Brewing Company, based in Seattle, Washington. For nearly 20 years, Elysian has brewed an award-winning portfolio of … Continue reading →

Old Mill Brew Wërks closing update

Quick follow up to my story yesterday about Old Mill Brew Wërks closing: we stopped in today for their last day for a couple of happy hour-priced apps and a beer and picked the brain of our server a bit to find out more details. According to her, it’s the restaurant part that is closing, as they reorganize and transition to new owners. There will (probably) be a remodel involved and they’re targeting being (re)open by … Continue reading →

Old Mill Brew Wërks is closing – confirmed

Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill Brew Wërks, opened in 2011 as the region’s tenth brewing operation, officially announced their closing today on Facebook—with tomorrow (Sunday) being their last day. Here’s their post: This Sunday we will be CLOSING the doors to Old Mill Brew Werks!! A farewell to all our fans we will be running happy hour specials all day with mention of this post!!! And free swag giveaways!! Come down and say bye to us all. … Continue reading →