Cascade Lakes Brewing gets new head brewer

From Bend.com today: New brewer at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company. Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. has appointed Mark Henion Head Brewer in charge of all brewing operations. Mr. Henion left Deschutes Brewery after helping grow the Brewery from approximately 13,000 – 113,000 bbls annually beginning his career washing kegs and eventually … Continue reading

St. Arnold Brewing Company

Hot on the heels of my Beer Saints post the other day comes this article about a saint and the brewery named after him: St. Arnold Brewing Company. Legend says St. Arnold of Metz, the patron saint of brewers, advised people to avoid water and drink beer. "From man’s sweat … Continue reading

Mountain Town Station review

From the Lansing State Journal comes a review of the Mountain Town Station Brewing Company that sounds neat. Mountain Town Station Brewing Company and Steakhouse, 506 W. Broadway, is housed in a former railroad depot and offers a cool, charming dining experience…. Mountain Town brews eight beers; a sampler platter … Continue reading

Breweries closed, breweries sold

A couple of breweries closed their doors, one sold and is moving across town. BarrelHouse Brewing Company, in Cincinnati, was sold to a new owner who plans to re-open in a different part of town. Their homepage reassures everyone that the beer will continue to flow. (Via BeerAdvocate.com and The … Continue reading

Breckenridge Brewery: 15 years

This article caught my attention today: Breck Brewery celebrates 15 years. No particular reason, other than it’s cool when a small brewery like that can survive (and grow) for that long. Congrats, Breckenridge Brewery!

Bend Brewing domain name

My previous post about Bend Brewing‘s latest beer reminds me of a story about their website and domain name… Way back in 2000, when I was working for an internet development company (Alpine Internet Solutions, they’re still here), I had grabbed a bunch of "brewing" domains (we could get domain … Continue reading

Axe Head Red from Bend Brewing Company

This press release on Bend.com touts our local Bend Brewing Company‘s newest beer, Axe Head Red. In spring of 1905, Bend’s first fire destroyed the O’Kane Saloon and encouraged city officials to organize a volunteer fire department. In honor of that inflammatory incident, and the protection of our fine city … Continue reading

Mt. Angel Brewing closes

This isn’t good: The Mt. Angel Brewing Company closed its doors abruptly. From the article: Mt. Angel Brewing Co. has closed its doors abruptly, only days after those involved with the restaurant said it was about to change its menu. Repeated phone calls to representatives of Traeger Industries, who owned … Continue reading

Widmer Review

We were in Portland over the weekend, and had dinner with family at Widmer Brewing Friday night. It was my first visit to Widmer (their Gasthaus on Russell Street, actually) and while it wasn’t a comphrenesive visit, I thought I’d write up a short review anyway. I liked it a … Continue reading

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