BreweriesUpcoming beers from Deschutes Brewery

The media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery went out last week and it contained the list of upcoming (bottled) beers from them for the next few months; it started with the year-round release of Armory XPA in six-packs (12-ounce bottles, down from the 22-ounce bombers it was previously packaged in), … Continue reading

BreweriesRevisiting Sky High Brewing

Last weekend we were in Corvallis for a high school robotics tournament and managed to sneak away for a lunch at a brewery we last visited over two and a half years ago: Sky High Brewing. That last visit was in July of 2013, with friends; it was brief, and … Continue reading

BreweriesFlorida’s Cigar City Brewing acquired by Fireman Capital Partners

Rumors that have been swirling around Florida-based Cigar City Brewing being purchased—most likely by Anheuser-Busch—can be put to rest, as the Brewbound news site breaks the news this morning  that in fact they are being purchased by “Boston-based private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners, which already owns majority stakes in … Continue reading

BreweriesBend beer packaging news

Cans! Two more Bend, Oregon-based breweries are canning their beers now (joining GoodLife, Worthy, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks): Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. As long-time readers know I am a fan of the can so I’m happy to see these new offerings. Silver Moon Brewing has released … Continue reading

BreweriesJuniper Brewing 2nd anniversary

Two years! That’s how long Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing has been making beer, and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th they are celebrating their second anniversary with good beer and giveaways: WOW!! Two Years already!?!?! My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!! To celebrate … Continue reading

Crux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our … Continue reading

It’s official: Sunriver Brewing will take over former Oblivion Brewpub space

Two weeks ago I reported on Bend’s Oblivion Brewpub closing (the brewery itself remaining unaffected), and while there were rumors circulating as to who would take over the westside brewpub space, nothing was officially acknowledged—until now. Sunriver Brewing has issued their official press release revealing that they will be taking … Continue reading

Kobold Brewing: Bend, Oregon’s latest brewery

Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery is one that slipped in under the radar, selling their first keg of beer to the Platypus Pub right at the end of 2015: Kobold Brewing. Owner and brewer Steve Anderson started out homebrewing (he’s a member of the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization) and he’s starting out … Continue reading