Category Archives: Events

Oregon Breweries bring home 19 GABF medals

The Great American Beer Festival was going on this past week, culminating in the big awards ceremony yesterday for the competition portion of the festival, with 275 coveted medals awards among 242 breweries. The numbers were impressive this year (“Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.”) and required the largest judging panel ever (242 judges). It’s always fun to … Continue reading →

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT80 Beerfest Challenge

The Pine Tavern restaurant in Bend is one of the city’s oldest continually-operating establishments, having been founded in 1936, and it has long been something of an iconic fixture of downtown Bend both for its longevity and also for the giant ponderosa pine tree growing up through the middle of the dining room. Having started in 1936 means that 2016 will be their 80th anniversary, and—in fitting Bend (or Oregon) fashion—they have decided to kick … Continue reading →

Bend: Catch a bus to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, Sept. 19

Folks in Bend and Central Oregon—if you were interested in going over to this weekend’s Mount Angel Oktoberfest, the local Bend homebrew club, the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization, has chartered a bus to do just that for this Saturday, September 19. Details are here: This year COHO has reserved a charter bus to take members to this fantastic event.  The bus will pick us up at a central location in Bend, and take us directly … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest around Oregon (2015 edition)

This Saturday, September 19, is the official start of Oktoberfest for 2015, and fittingly there are a number of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place across the state the same day. Of course the celebrations aren’t confined to just the one day; so this year I thought I’d write a round-up post of the various Oktoberfests taking place, this weekend and beyond, around Oregon. I’ll be updating this article if I come across more events so bookmark this post … Continue reading →

Corvallis Beer Week 2015

Apparently I’ve been out of the loop enough lately (lots of traveling!) to have missed the fact that Corvallis Beer Week is going on right now—the official kickoff was Friday, September 11. It runs through next Saturday, September 19, and you can check out the events list here. Septembeerfest for example is taking place today at Avery Park. Corvallis’ beer scene has been growing nicely in recent years so if you get a chance check … Continue reading →