Bend Brewing anniversary and profile of Head Brewer Ian Larkin

Bend Brewing Company is 17 years old this year, and tomorrow, Saturday the 3rd, they are celebrating this 17th Anniversary with specials, live music, and a killer beer line-up: Beginning at 4pm we will have 1/2 priced appetizers, as well as $2.75 pints. At 7pm there will be live music … Continue reading

GoodLife, Bend Brewing collaboration

I’m a big fan of collaboration brews, and here in Bend Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing is the go-to brewer for collaboration: in addition to numerous collaboration with Sean Paxton (the Homebrew Chef), she has also brewed with Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey and JD Wetherspoon’s in England. And … Continue reading

“The Love of Beer” is coming to Bend

Back on day two of the Beer Bloggers Conference, we were able to see the premiere of “The Love of Beer” a documentary about women in the brewing world. The movie predominantly features Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company along with other women luminaries of the Oregon beer scene (yes … Continue reading

Bend Brewing Company releasing Outback X in bottles

Bend Brewing Company‘s slow bottle rollout continues Friday, May 6th, with the first-ever bottled release of their award-winning Outback X. They’re debuting the bottles during First Friday in Bend, where they’re participating with the artist who designed the art for the label: First Friday Artwalk-May 6th! Our Artist in Residence … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day beer in Bend

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and (partially) at the behest of a reader, I’m compiling a list of the appropriately-themed beers from Bend’s various breweries. Of course, an Irish-themed holiday usually calls for Stout, so I’ve listed each brewery’s house Stout (if they have one)—but of course, … Continue reading

Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter

This past year at the Great American Beer Festival Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company won a silver medal for her Cherry Baltic Porter, and while it was initially a GABF-only brew, it is now more generally available (though I believe BBC had brewed a Baltic Porter in the past). … Continue reading

Update to the Bend Brewing/10 Barrel moves

More information about the big 10 Barrel changes I blogged about yesterday: Bend Brewing Company and Tonya Cornett (the head brewer) both posted on Facebook that Cornett is in fact not leaving BBC, but she will also be brewing for 10 Barrel. Here’s what was written: Bend Brewing Company announces … Continue reading

Big changes in the Bend brewing scene

The news broke today in Bend’s local alt-weekly The Source and I have to say I’m pretty stunned: Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing will be joining 10 Barrel Brewing later this year, and Deschutes Brewery‘s #2 brewer, Jimmy Seifert, has joined 10 Barrel as well. 10 Barrel partner Garret Wales … Continue reading

The Little Woody: The beers

The beer list for The Little Woody, Bend’s barrel-aged beer festival (more here), came out today, and it’s looking really good. There are actually two versions of the beer list: one on the official site, and another one released over on Bend Oregon Restaurants (it’s from the marketing copy that … Continue reading

Bend Brewing Company turns 15 today!

There’s been almost no fanfare or publicity for this—indeed, even I almost missed it if not for my wife—but Bend Brewing Company is turning 15 today and celebrating in grand style: Saturday, February 27th marks the fifteenth anniversary of the BBC. The anniversary party will last all day, beginning at … Continue reading