Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT80 Beerfest Challenge

The Pine Tavern restaurant in Bend is one of the city’s oldest continually-operating establishments, having been founded in 1936, and it has long been something of an iconic fixture of downtown Bend both for its longevity and also for the giant ponderosa pine tree growing up through the middle of the dining room. Having started in 1936 means that 2016 will be their 80th anniversary, and—in fitting Bend (or Oregon) fashion—they have decided to kick … Continue reading →

The 7th annual Little Woody returns to Bend Labor Day weekend

What started in 2009 as a small, local beer festival with a unique angle—all wood-aged beers—is back for its seventh year, taking place in Bend September 4th and 5th—The Little Woody¬†Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Fest. The name has expanded along with the festival; when it originally started, it was beer only and all seven(!) of Central Oregon’s breweries participated. It was unique from the start; I had never heard of a similarly-themed brewfest … Continue reading →

The Bend Brewfest returns for 2015 with 4 days

The Bend Brewfest returns again this year and for the first time adds a fourth day to its schedule. It starts this Thursday, August 13 and runs through Sunday, August 16. Here’s a quick breakdown by the numbers: 71 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and wineries listed Over 170 different libations will be pouring across regular taps and the XTap Mugs are $15 which includes 5 tasting tokens Additional tokens are $1 each, sold in blocks of … Continue reading →

Coming soon to Bend: Immersion Brewing

Word of the latest brewery-in-planning to come to Bend, Oregon, has hit the streets in earnest within the past week or so: Immersion Brewing, which will combine a Brew-It-Yourself setup¬†allowing people to come in and brew their own beer in the you-brew model along with a 10-barrel brewing system and kitchen to offer the full brewpub experience as well. (At first I took them to only be a brew-on-premise operation.) Similar in concept to the … Continue reading →

2nd Annual High Gravity Extravaganza at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

This Saturday, January 17, in Bend, Oregon is the second annual High Gravity Extravaganza hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School—a mini-brewfest celebration of high gravity (strong) beers, featuring 22 breweries in all—10 McMenamins breweries, and 12 Central Oregon breweries. The Extravaganza runs from 1pm until 10pm, with brewers on hand to pour and talk about their beers until 5pm. The package is a special glass and tasters, like the traditional brewfest, but the taster … Continue reading →