Category Archives: Events

“Winter Beer Week” at Cascade West Alehouse in Bend

This week in Bend, from Monday the 16th through Friday the 20th, Cascade West Grub & Alehouse is going to be holding a special “Winter Beer Week” featuring $3 drafts all day and night long on a killer lineup of winter seasonal beers. Check it out: Sunriver Shred Head Full Sail Wassail Sierra Nevada Celebration 10 Barrel Pray for Snow Cascade Lakes Slippery Slope Worthy Powder Keg HUB Abominable Deschutes Jubelale NITRO Pyramid Snow Cap … 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 →

McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

This weekend, the fourth annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival is taking place in Springfield, Oregon, a fundraising brewfest presented by the McKenzie After 5 Rotary Club and the Springfield Rotary Club featuring over 70 breweries and cideries. It takes place on Friday, November 13 from 5 to 11pm, and Saturday the 14th from noon to 11pm at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. That list of brewers and cidermakers is nothing to sneeze at, and the site … Continue reading →

Happy International Stout Day!

Happy International Stout Day! This Xocoveza Mocha Stout from Stone Brewing is nicely smoky, with touches of chile heat. What are you drinking tonight?

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 →