OPB on Bend’s Beer (Bubble?), with me

OPB NewsThere’s an article on OPB News today (that’s Oregon Public Broadcasting for those of you out-of-state) titled “Is There a Beer Bubble Bursting in Bend?” which covers some of the various Bend beer issues I’ve been following lately and (perhaps more importantly?) features a brief quote from me as well.

And so far Good Life’s beer has been selling well. It has received positive reviews from beer reviewers such as Jon Abernathy. He writes a blog called the brew site dot com which he started back in 2004. He says back then there were just 5 breweries in town. Today there are 9.

“You know, a year ago I would have said whatever we had a year ago was too much. But since then Good Life has opened, Below Grade has opened we’ve got the ones that are in development being announced. I don’t know if there’s any end to it. Sky’s the limit,” he said.

But in a town that proved to be the regional epicenter in the run up of the housing boom, talk like that reminds people of 2005-2006.

I met with reporter David Nogueras last week and chatted with him for about half an hour on the Bend beer issues (and indeed made a bit more of the audio cut also linked on the story).

It’s a good overview piece, and for what it’s worth I really don’t know if (and when) there will be a bursting of any beer bubbles… which incidentally is fine with me!

One comment

  1. This was an absolutely fantastic piece, and it was VERY cool to be driving along and hear a blogger start talking to me from the radio. Good man.

    Blogs will save us.

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