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

EventsPortland Beer Week is jam-packed with events

Portland Beer Week starts this Thursday, June 9, and I’m pretty sure this year has more events than ever—possibly more than any other of the state’s beer weeks (though Medford gives it a run for its money). As with many of these “weeks” it actually runs longer, 11 days, and … Continue reading

BreweriesJuniper Brewing 2nd anniversary

Two years! That’s how long Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing has been making beer, and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th they are celebrating their second anniversary with good beer and giveaways: WOW!! Two Years already!?!?! My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!! To celebrate … Continue reading

#DrinkItNow – Sunday, February 21

Today, Sunday, February 21, Allagash Brewing is hosting “Drink It Now,” an online beer sharing experience, saying, “Finally, there’s a big enough reason to open that special bottle you’ve been saving: just because. Find a beer that means something special to you and join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.” … Continue reading

The Green Dragon & Rogue’s Firkin Fest

Say what you like about Rogue Ales and The Green Dragon over the years, their annual Firkin Fest—the ninth of which is taking place tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, from 11am to 6pm at the Dragon—is one of those Portland events that I wish I didn’t live three hours away from … Continue reading

23rd Annual Hillsdale Brewfest – the beer list

This Saturday, February 20th, the 23rd annual McMenamins Hillsdale Brewfest is taking place—pitting 22 beers from different McMenamins breweries in a guest-determined contest to see which brewery will get the bragging rights to send their beer to the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. (There is also a championship belt, I … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2016 – Bend pictures and roundup

Did you make the rounds for Zwickelmania this past Saturday? We did, of course, here in Central Oregon, and I thought I’d share a picture or two from each stop, along with some notes. Three Creeks Brewing Pre-funk Zwickelmania breakfast @threecreeksbrewing amongst a wall of cans. Pretty impressive #inSisters #inbend … Continue reading

Tickets for Kriekfest are now on sale

The inaugural Kriekfest is coming this July (July 9, 2016 to be exact) in Parkdale, Oregon, and tickets went on sale today. If you have any interest in cherry beers and ciders, this is something you might want to consider attending, and buying tickets sooner rather than later is recommended. … Continue reading