10 Barrel Brewing sold to Anheuser-Busch

Huge news to hit the craft beer world in Oregon today: Anheuser-Busch InBev is acquiring Bend’s own 10 Barrel Brewing! This news came as a big surprise to the craft beer community, local and otherwise, and the (predictable) backlash is already raging on social media. Here’s the video that the … Continue reading

10 Barrel issues Swill recall

10 Barrel Brewing is issuing a recall on this year’s batch of Swill, their American Radler. They just posted the full explanation on Facebook a few minutes ago: We Are Voluntarily Recalling Swill To our retailers and consumer friends, 10 Barrel Brewing Company is conducting a voluntary recall of Swill in … Continue reading

10 Barrel opening a brewpub in Portland

Earlier today, 10 Barrel Brewing posted on Facebook: BIG NEWS!! We’re stoked to let you know we’re opening a brewpub in Portland late this Summer… it’s go time! This in response to the news that Brewpublic broke two days ago that Portland’s Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in the Pearl District … Continue reading

The Session #84: “Alternative” Reviews

Yesterday being the first Friday of the month means it’s time for The Session—and unfortunately, I’m a bit behind and didn’t get this post out for the actual day, but at least it’s the day after! Here in Bend it’s the Snowpocalypse™ has moved in, and it’s been snowing pretty … Continue reading

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading