Category Archives: Breweries

Stone Brewing tragedy

Awful news to come from Stone Brewing last night: It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at our Escondido brewery on Saturday, August 24. Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family. Out of respect for the team member’s loved … Continue reading →

Mt. Shasta Brewing Company

I made a journey to my hometown of Bend, Oregon recently (I say recently… but it was actually in June—I’m behind on my writing!) and while driving back had the opportunity to stop at the scenic Mt. Shasta Brewing Company. It was a brutal 103° outside and the thought of a bite to eat and a cold pint before we started the last 5 hours of our drive sounded like an excellent idea. Located just … Continue reading →

Wet Dog Cafe / Astoria Brewing

The first brewery we visited when we traveled to Astoria earlier this month was the Wet Dog Café, aka Astoria Brewing, located in downtown Astoria on 11th street facing the waterfront—in fact, the Astoria Riverwalk and trolley is what separates the Café from the water and if you’re lucky enough to sit on the patio on a nice day it’s likely one of the best restaurant views in town. We didn’t get a chance to … Continue reading →

Even more new breweries for Bend

You may notice in the sidebar on this blog I’ve got a list of Central Oregon breweries and a section marked “Planned / proposed / rumored / in development” where I try to keep track of the various up-and-coming breweries I’ve heard about. Well, this list needs to be updated and added to, as an article this week in our local Bend Bulletin has five more breweries coming to the area, predicting 25 total by … Continue reading →

Stickmen Brewery & Skewery

Located on the edge of downtown Lake Oswego right up against the eastern shore of the lake itself (actually Lakewood Bay, an eastern finger of the lake), Stickmen Brewery & Skewery is one of Oregon’s newest brewery operations and Lake Oswego’s first. Opening in 2011 (though they didn’t offer their own beer until later in 2012), they bill themselves as a Japanese-inspired skewery and indeed much of their menu is built around skewered food cooked … Continue reading →