ReviewsDeschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA: Review and event

Today here in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their “Hopzeit Autumn IPA Celebration” (release party) at their Bend Pub, where they are pouring free samples of their new fall seasonal all day long. Full pints are available too, of course. Deschutes had recently sent me bottles of Hopzeit, so in conjunction with … Continue reading

EventsBend Brewfest (and print article)

Today marks the kick off of the annual Bend Brewfest, featuring three days of beers at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater from 75 different breweries. The usual beer festival details apply: Entry is free, but to drink the mug and five tasting tokens is $20 Additional tokens cost $5 for 5 … Continue reading

Greetings from OBF!

It’s a beautiful,  hot weekend in Portland for the annual Oregon Brewers Festival — just the way we like it! If you’re coming today come check out the Beer Books table, I’ll be there from noon to at least 4pm with copies of Bend Beer for sale. And don’t forget to check out the International … Continue reading

EventsThe Oregon Trail, Rural Brewers, and more

There are a few events taking place around the state of Oregon today (Saturday, July 23) that you might be interested in. The Oregon Trail Brew Fest: This inaugural festival taking place in downtown Oregon City from 11 to 9pm is clever and probably a first, featuring breweries along the … Continue reading

EventsOregon Brewers Festival 2016 – What you need to know

You probably don’t need me to tell you the Oregon Brewers Festival is taking place next week in Portland. This year marks the 29th annual iteration of this event, one of the oldest and largest in the country, and it’s pretty well known so I’ll dispense with the usual event … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon: Beverages Farm Tour (tomorrow)

It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will … Continue reading

EventsFermentation Celebration, print article, and more

Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old … Continue reading

EventsJune is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be … Continue reading

EventsThe Oregon Garden Brewfest returns for Father’s Day weekend

The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this Father’s Day weekend, taking place in Silverton at the Oregon Garden from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year they’ve changed things up for the first time: The Brewfest is relocating from its traditional indoor setting out into the forest, … Continue reading

EventsBend: Meet Rob Widmer and drink Hefeweizen June 16

As part of the 30th anniversary of Widmer Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers is touring Oregon with a Hefe camper, hosting pub crawls to celebrate the anniversary, and will be giving away the camper this summer. This Thursday, June 16, they are coming to Bend, and founder/owner Rob Widmer will be here too—so this … Continue reading