EventsFresh Hops on the Pond with Bend Brewing

This Saturday, October 14, Bend Brewing Company is hosting Fresh Hops on the Pond, a mini fresh hop beer festival featuring a lineup of all local breweries. it runs from noon to 9pm and takes place outside in BBC’s new beergarden lawn and patio area. It’s the most wonderful time … Continue reading

EventsThe Pine Tavern PT82 Beerfest Invitational returns October 21

For the last couple of years, Bend’s iconic Pine Tavern restaurant has been holding their “PT8x” Beerfest Invitationals—showcases for Central Oregon’s breweries to pour their best beers in a friendly competition for which the winner would be the PT tap for a year. It started two years ago with the … Continue reading

BreweriesCongrats to Oregon’s winners at the 2017 GABF

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony took place today, announcing the winners of a competition that has a rather amazing set of logisitics behind it for a beer judging event: First off, huge congratulations to all of the winners this year: to be able to stand out among nearly … Continue reading

EventsSome pictures of Bend Oktoberfest

On Saturday the 16th we headed to downtown Bend to check out the Bend Oktoberfest. The 13th annual event raises money for the beautification of downtown, and the Downtown Bend Business Association which hosts the event provided me with a pair of steins and tokens (each token worth $5, or … Continue reading

EventsBend Oktoberfest returns to kick off the season

Oktoberfest officially begins this weekend, on Saturday, September 16, and runs through Tuesday, October 3 this year, heralding the start of Beer Autumn and the Harvest Ale season. Here in Central Oregon, the Bend Oktoberfest also kicks off this weekend to start the festivities, returning to downtown Bend for its … Continue reading

EventsThe 9th annual Little Woody – the beer list

The ninth annual Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival starts today (Friday, September 1) and runs through Saturday. This is one of Bend’s premier beer festivals, featuring many (but not all) barrel and wood aged beers and ciders, and takes place at the Deschutes Historical Museum lot and lawn … Continue reading

BeersAnd just like that, it’s fresh hop season

Despite the wildfires smoking Oregon out right now, fresh hop season is upon us once again! This really hit home for me in the past week, in part because I got to travel over to Goschie Farms to pick up fresh hops for a Deschutes Brewery project, but also because … Continue reading

EventsFirst annual Portland Radler Festival debuts today

StormBreaker Brewing hosts the first annual Portland Radler Festival today, taking place from noon to 8pm. The fest, which focuses on the beer and citrus soda blend whose popularity is on the rise in recent years (check out my recent article here), features 22 breweries and cideries pouring their own … Continue reading

EventsBend’s biggest beer event returns

The 15th annual Bend Brewfest returns to Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater this week, running from Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th. Normally taking place the third week of August, this year the eclipse prompted the organizers to move it a week earlier. This is the region’s largest beer … Continue reading