EventsBend: Tetherow’s 3rd annual Brewery Smackdown

For the third year in a row, Bend’s Tetherow Resort is hosting their Brewery Smackdown beer and food pairing competitions, featuring two Bend breweries going head to head against two Portland breweries. It’s a people’s choice type competition, where attendees pick the best beers to pair with each dish in … Continue reading

Events2nd annual Bend Ale Festival returns this Veterans Day

The month of November one of those shoulder-season, awkward months for beer festivals—the weather has turned, it’s the start of the holiday season, and things are generally in a bit of a lull between fresh hop/pumpkin beer season and the winter and holiday beer events. Last year here in Bend, … Continue reading

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