Category Archives: Events

McMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, thoughts and photos

Better late than never—a little over a week ago, on Saturday the 16th, Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted their 3rd annual High Gravity Extravaganza, with I believe it was 22 breweries (and a couple of cideries) pouring their strong, winter-appropriate beers. Even though it was only their third year doing this, it’s definitely my favorite (January) local beer event. McMenamins does a great job including not only their own breweries but the local … Continue reading →

Crux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our BEER’DUCATION SERIES of beer menu specials are designed to stimulate greater appreciation and understanding of craft beer through the self-guided experience of comparing and contrasting … Continue reading →

Cherry Festivus – Portland’s first cherry brewfest, today

The first annual Cherry Festivus, billed as a celebration of cherry beer and cider, takes places today at Portland’s Bazi Bierbrasserie all day from noon to 11pm. What simpler pleasure than nature’s finest Cherry? Tart, sweet, distinctly it’s own flavor, the Cherry goes well with sweet or savory as well as Beer and Cider. The Cherry may be the world’s most popular fruit and there is a world of beers to showcase them. So the creators of … Continue reading →

“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 →