BreweriesDeschutes Brewery’s “Beer Machines” at CBC

One of the more unique events taking place during next week’s Craft Brewers Conference is Deschutes Brewery’s and Columbia Distributing’s official CBC event Beer Machines: A Steampunk Ode To The Craft Revolution. (It’s listed as the official CBC nightly event for Thursday, April 16.) I’m not sure how else to describe … Continue reading

BreweriesRedmond, Oregon’s growing beer scene

Among beer destinations in Oregon, my hometown of Bend receives much of the attention in recent years for a variety of reasons (which I’ve written about here at length and, yes, even written a book on it). Bend dominates the Central Oregon beer landscape in much the same way that it … Continue reading

BreweriesTasting and additional notes about Steens Mountain Brewing

Last Thursday was the High Desert Museum‘s monthly beer tasting event (which runs in conjunction with their Brewing Culture exhibit), and I was in attendance thanks to a concurrent private book signing event taking place there the same evening. I’m glad I was, because I got a chance to try two … Continue reading

BreweriesJuniper Brewing celebrates 1 year of beer

Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend, kicking things off Friday, March 6 from 4 to 9pm, and continuing all day Saturday from 11am to closing (10pm-ish). They’ve posted a short description of the party plans on their site: We will be having a blast as we … Continue reading

BreweriesComing soon to Bend: Immersion Brewing

Word of the latest brewery-in-planning to come to Bend, Oregon, has hit the streets in earnest within the past week or so: Immersion Brewing, which will combine a Brew-It-Yourself setup allowing people to come in and brew their own beer in the you-brew model along with a 10-barrel brewing system and … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Brewery introduces their “Street Pub”

At first blush I thought Deschutes Brewery’s new Street Pub had taken a page from Silver Moon Brewing and their Moon Rover “pop up pub”—which in turn took a page from Deschutes’ own Woody, the giant mobile keg-tavern—but this Street Pub is taking the concept to an epic level. We’re … Continue reading

BreweriesBend Brewing 20th anniversary beer list

With Bend Brewing Company‘s 20th anniversary party coming up this Friday, they are planning on “20 beers for 20 years”—meaning yes, they will have 20 beers available on tap. That’s a mini-brewfest all their own! Head brewer Ian Larkin posted on Facebook a list of the beers that he’ll be … Continue reading

BreweriesBend 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, … Continue reading

BreweriesPictures 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 … Continue reading