Category Archives: Breweries

RiverBend Brewing, quick look

Last Saturday we decided to check out a couple of the new breweries here in Bend with our friends Paul and Sandi: Bridge 99 at Wubba’s BBQ Shack (see my write-up here) and the newest, RiverBend Brewing. Since we started with lunch and beers at Wubba’s, we only opted in for the samplers at RiverBend so I don’t have an in-depth review, but at least some first impressions. You can read initial details I’d posted … Continue reading →

Today: 10 Barrel’s Pray for Snow Party, Agrarian Ales one-year anniversary

A couple of events going on today I wanted to make note of. First, 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend is holding their 4th annual Pray for Snow party at their Bend Pub from 5 to 9pm tonight, kicking off the winter season in style: It’s that time again… Time to light up the parking lot and tear it down for our 4th annual PRAY FOR SNOW party here in Bend. Live music from Seattle’s hottest … Continue reading →

BridgePort is turning 30, releasing a Trilogy of beers

Portland-based BridgePort Brewing, one of Oregon’s oldest (and in my opinion most influential) craft breweries, is turning 30(!) in 2014, and to celebrate they are releasing a “Trilogy Series” of three limited-edition beers that will be released throughout the year, starting in January. The idea behind these beers, according to the press release, is: The first two beers in the series will honor pivotal moments in BridgePort’s history by highlighting the adoption of aroma hops and … Continue reading →

McMenamins Passport: Beer tourism and rewards for frequent visitors

McMenamins’ new Passport is officially going on sale today, which is a cool rewards program that should appeal to people who are into Ale Trail-style location tickers, beer travel, and completing goals for prizes. And, you know, beer! You get the Passport stamped when you visit a new McMenamins location (and sometimes it’s a bit more involved than that—buy a drink or see a movie in addition for the stamp), and you’ll be able to … Continue reading →

Bridge 99 Brewery, Bend’s newest

About two weeks ago I got a chance to meet the owner and sample the beers of Bend, Oregon’s brand-spanking-newest brewery, Bridge 99 Brewery—Central Oregon’s 22nd brewery. Beer writer Brian Yaeger was in town, doing a final sweep of breweries for his forthcoming guidebook, and we joined him to meet with owner/brewer Trever Hawman and his wife Angel at Wubba’s BBQ Shack for a couple of hours one evening. Their beers are currently only on … Continue reading →