Category Archives: Breweries

Bend Brewing Company is being sold

Bend, Oregon’s second-oldest brewery, Bend Brewing Company, is in the process of being sold! Longtime owner Wendi Day, daughter of co-founder Jerry Fox, confirmed that she is currently in the process of selling the brewpub business to another family here in Bend, and has provided the official press release about the sale and the new owners: Bend Brewing Co. (BBC), established in 1995, and the second oldest brew pub in Bend, Oregon, is excited to share the … Continue reading →

Silver Moon Brewing, new facility grand opening and press release

It’s no secret that Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing has been building a 30-barrel production brewery in the nearby town of Redmond—I’ve written about it before, here—but there hadn’t been official word on the new facility and their plans for it, until now. In conjunction with their Grand Opening and One Beard to Rule Them All event, Silver Moon has issued the first press release that talks about the expansion. Here it is in full: Silver … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer Awards 2016 – Call for Submissions

The second annual Oregon Beer Awards, the statewide competition organized by Portland’s Willamette Week, is fast approaching this January, and the organizers have a call out for submissions now. This competition is somewhat unique in that it is only featuring Oregon breweries, and that there are only 14 categories to be judged—not the umpteen fragments of categories and subcategories that characterize many of the big contests. The inaugural OBAs that took place at the beginning of this … Continue reading →

30 years of McMenamins beer

This Sunday, October 25th, is the 30th anniversary of the first brew that took place at McMenamins’ Hillsdale Public House—not just the first beer brewed by McMenamins, in fact it was the first beer brewed at the first modern, post-Prohibition brewpub in Oregon. That original beer had humble—very humble—beginnings, brewed with liquid malt extract (which McMenamins purchased in 50-gallon barrels from California) on a small, cobbled-together system stuffed into the back of the Hillsdale kitchen. … Continue reading →

A peek into 10 Barrel Brewery’s expansion plans

As Jon mentioned on his post earlier in the week, last Thursday evening we ran out the door after getting a text saying to meet a Portland writer in 15 minutes. We figured he was in town for a spur of the moment beer trip, so I tagged along because another friend was in town and we texted her to meet as well. Turns out, Brian was in town for the peek into the big … Continue reading →