Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT81 Beerfest Challenge (the return)

The Pine Tavern‘s annual Beerfest Challenge returns again this year, the PT81 (last year was PT80, celebrating the 2016 80th anniversary of the restaurant), taking place on Tuesday, September 27th. Like last year, I am returning as head judge to help pick the winning beer that the Pine Tavern will feature always on tap for the following year. And there is of course a People’s Choice award once again too. Last year’s event was a … Continue reading →

Bend beer packaging news

Cans! Two more Bend, Oregon-based breweries are canning their beers now (joining GoodLife, Worthy, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks): Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. As long-time readers know I am a fan of the can so I’m happy to see these new offerings. Silver Moon Brewing has released their three flagship beers in cans sporting a new brand design, concurrent with the opening of their new Redmond production facility as well as the new … Continue reading →

Zwickelmania 2016 – Bend pictures and roundup

Did you make the rounds for Zwickelmania this past Saturday? We did, of course, here in Central Oregon, and I thought I’d share a picture or two from each stop, along with some notes. Three Creeks Brewing Pre-funk Zwickelmania breakfast @threecreeksbrewing amongst a wall of cans. Pretty impressive #inSisters #inbend #zwickel16 A photo posted by The Brew Site (@brewsite) on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:23am PST Three Creeks had their pre-Zwickelmania breakfast taking place early … Continue reading →

It’s official: Sunriver Brewing will take over former Oblivion Brewpub space

Two weeks ago I reported on Bend’s Oblivion Brewpub closing (the brewery itself remaining unaffected), and while there were rumors circulating as to who would take over the westside brewpub space, nothing was officially acknowledged—until now. Sunriver Brewing has issued their official press release revealing that they will be taking over the location, planning for a February 13 opening date. Here is the press release in full: Sunriver Brewing Company Opens the “Galveston Pub” in … Continue reading →

Kobold Brewing: Bend, Oregon’s latest brewery

Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery is one that slipped in under the radar, selling their first keg of beer to the Platypus Pub right at the end of 2015: Kobold Brewing. Owner and brewer Steve Anderson started out homebrewing (he’s a member of the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization) and he’s starting out ambitious, going right into barrel aging: that first beer at the Platypus Pub, named Lawful Evil, a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Bend’s alt-weekly, The Source, … Continue reading →