Category Archives: Breweries

Deschutes Mirror Mirror media event

Today is the release celebration for the first of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Reserve Series beers, Mirror Mirror, which is taking place at both Pubs all day long. (Event pages here and here.) As a precursor to today’s celebrations, Deschutes hosted a media event last night at their “secret” barrel warehouse, pouring up samples of Mirror Mirror and two other beers along with homemade crackers, while brewer Ryan Schmiege and owner Gary Fish talked about the beer … Continue reading →

Cascade Lakes Brewing celebrates 20 years

This year 2014 marks 20 years that Redmond, Oregon-based Cascade Lakes Brewing Company has been in business, and this month they are celebrating with a number of parties (in Central Oregon and in Portland) and the release of a special 20th Anniversary IPA, a 6.4% abv and 82 IBUs limited-edition beer that’s in bottle and on tap now: Two decades of brewing beer in Central Oregon deserves a might celebration. To help us do just … Continue reading →

Juniper Brewing, Redmond, opening soon

In addition to Wild Ride Brewing which I wrote about the other day, Redmond, Oregon has another new brewery opening up even sooner: Juniper Brewing Company, currently planning on opening by the end of this month. Located across the street from the Deschutes County Fairgrounds at 1950 SW Badger Avenue in Redmond, they are installing a two-barrel brewing system with a 600-square-foot tasting room. The Source Weekly in their roundup of the new breweries included a … Continue reading →

Wild Ride Brewing, coming to Redmond this spring

The city of Redmond, Oregon, is getting another new brewery slated for this spring: Wild Ride Brewing. This is one that has been a bit under the radar; I’d only heard about them fairly recently, and it looks like their development is coming right along. The building is an 8700-square-foot former lumber warehouse (where Parr Lumber used to be) located at 332 SW 5th Street on the (old) main drag heading north through downtown Redmond; they … Continue reading →

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 →