Still catching up! Here are pictures from the official opening launch of Bridge 99 Brewery here in Bend (which took place on January 22-23). I stopped in on the 22nd around 5:30 and got some pictures of the space and had some of the samples they were pouring as well as a pint of the Winter Trail Stout.
The new tasting room and brewery space is located across the parking lot from Wubba’s BBQ Shack (which is the main outlet for the lineup of beers), at 63063 Layton Avenue. I say “brewery space” because adjacent to the tasting room (the garage door in the picture) is the space that brewer and owner Trever Hawman will be moving his (currently 1.5 barrel) brewery into, and will be where he upgrades to at least a seven barrel system. Right now it’s mostly empty, of course, though that night it was packed full with people.
The tasting room itself is understandably a bit small, but looks great: the walls are paneled in juniper, and the bar is a gorgeously sanded and polished chunk of reclaimed redwood (they found the wood behind the building).
There are I believe nine taps with the full range of Bridge 99 beers available right now, and plenty of room to grow. I even got a sample of the Red Eye Rye, the barrel-aged brew they collaborated on with the Platypus Pub, that was present at the Little Woody last year. Tasty.
All in all it’s a great space and I’m looking forward to watching Bridge 99 grow there.