Tag Archives: 10 Barrel Brewing

Getting Squashed at 10 Barrel

This past Saturday 10 Barrel Brewing here in Bend held their first-ever pumpkin beer fest, dubbed “Get Squashed”, where they featured five pumpkin beers on tap, pumpkin food, live music, and more. Not too many breweries brew a pumpkin beer, much less five (really four, but read on for how that worked), and even less do any sort of pumpkin beer events—so you know I had to visit. My wife and I got there early—11:30 … Continue reading →

Photos from last night’s Firkin-A event

Last night was Deschutes Brewery‘s Firkin-A cask beer event, and they did a really nice job of putting it on and inviting other brewers to come and pour their casked offerings—including 10 Barrel Brewing, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, and Brewers Union Local 180. (Worthy Brewing was originally going to be there too, but blew out the bung on their cask the night before, so had nothing to bring unfortunately.) The event took over the … Continue reading →

10 Barrel’s pumpkin flight

Yes, another pumpkin beer post, after Thanksgiving even! In my ongoing hunt for Oregon-brewed pumpkin beers, I was happy to find that Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing not only brewed up a pumpkin ale this year—they did three, and recently were (and may still be)¬†offering them on tap at their pub in a special taster flight for all three of them. So the weekend before the holiday we’d stopped in for lunch and I tried them … Continue reading →

Shawn Kelso IS joining 10 Barrel

It would appear yesterday’s speculation about the future of Barley Brown’s brewer Shawn Kelso was correct, and now the cat is officially out of the bag: Kelso will be joining 10 Barrel Brewing at their upcoming Boise brewpub. Brewpublic has the story, and just a little while ago 10 Barrel themselves issued a press release. Kelso has been with Barley Brown’s for 11 years, and should be moving to 10 Barrel in March. Full press … Continue reading →

10 Barrel’s brewery groundbreaking

Last Wednesday morning, before leaving town, I stopped over at 10 Barrel Brewing‘s groundbreaking ceremony for their new 50-barrel brewhouse in northeast Bend: they have been experiencing phenomenal growth over the past several years and are needing to expand. The ceremony began (roughly) at 9am, but instead of the traditional shovel turning the earth they decided to commemorate the moment by breaking open a barrel full of beer. Of course, beer was served as well: … Continue reading →