Article on Bend’s microbrew industry

I noticed this article a couple of days ago: "Bottoms up for Bend’s microbrew industry," about the state of the microbrew climate here in Bend, Oregon. When McMenamins’ Old St. Francis School opened recently in Bend, microbrew drinkers rejoiced, but some also wondered how five microbrew pubs can survive in … Continue reading

Silver Moon Brewing visit

Last Wednesday I spent some time with Tyler Reichert, who owns the local homebrew shop, The Home Brewer, and Silver Moon Brewing (see my previous entry here), and got a bit of tour of the new brewery/tasting room/retail store he’s opening up pretty soon. It’s very impressive though there’s still … Continue reading

Rogue Brewery Expanding

Seems to be a busy night for blogging, and for brewery renovations. Anyway, found this on the Newport News-Times: Rogue Ales breaks ground on brewery expansion. The $1.5 million brewery expansion project will add 30,000 square feet to the brewery and is the "final culmination of a major mistake" that … Continue reading

BridgePort Brewpub Closing for 10 Months

Andy pointed me to this story today: BridgePort BrewPub closing for 10-month renovation. BridgePort BrewPub, a Portland landmark, will close its doors on Dec. 23 for a 10-month renovation. …the remodel will retain the soul of the building, while broadening the appeal of the pub to the booming population of … Continue reading

Review of Old St. Francis School

Well, it’s sort of a review: over on my other blog I wrote about visiting the Old St. Francis School after work today (er, yesterday). Basically, it’s awesome. And there’s a little bit about beer, too. 🙂

Southern Oregon Brewery Growth

This article from the Mail Tribune highlights three small breweries in Southern Oregon—Caldera Brewing Company and Standing Stone Brewing Company of Ashland, and Walkabout Brewing Company of Central Point—and hits upon the growth the industry is starting to see again. I found it particularly interesting because these truly are small … Continue reading

Old St. Francis School soft launch

Looks like McMenamins Old St. Francis School will be doing a "soft launch" by opening their doors on the 16th, two days before their official grand opening. If you’re in Bend on Tuesday, grab your chance!

Pabst Brewing Remnants

Interesting story on the AP that I picked up from DuluthNewsTribune.com on the historical remnants being unearthed at the now-defunct Pabst headquarters. A yellowed visitors’ registry and vintage photographs uncovered in a basement storage area of the former brewing complex provide a link to the rich heritage of Pabst, once … Continue reading

Article on Silver Moon Brewing

This article on Silver Moon Brewing appeared in today’s Bend Bulletin (our local newspaper), detailing the new tasting room opening the end of November. That’s pretty cool, I know Tyler and he’s done really good work with the brew shop and his brewery. What will be different at the new … Continue reading

Some Oregon breweries not to be missed

Sorry for not updating the last couple of days, but I’m back for tonight with some of my favorite Oregon breweries that should be visited by any serious beer hunter. You could consider this a sort of brewery tour. Starting in my hometown of Bend, the Deschutes Brewery is the … Continue reading