It’s been a number of years since I’ve offered up any New Year’s beer predictions, but earlier this week my local newspaper the Bend Bulletin reached out to find out if I had any predictions for the Central Oregon beer scene for 2014—so I obliged and looked into my “sudsy crystal ball.” Some are “gimmes” and a couple are tongue-in-cheek fun. Though I do want to see someone brew an Imperial Kvass.
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About two weeks ago I got a chance to meet the owner and sample the beers of Bend, Oregon’s brand-spanking-newest brewery, Bridge 99 Brewery—Central Oregon’s 22nd brewery. Beer writer Brian Yaeger was in town, doing a final sweep of breweries for his forthcoming guidebook, and we joined him to meet with owner/brewer Trever Hawman and his wife Angel at Wubba’s BBQ Shack for a couple of hours one evening. Their beers are currently only on … Continue reading →
2013 is seeing the same flurry of new breweries and announcements in Central Oregon that we saw a few years ago when the last wave (GoodLife, Brew Werks, Below Grade, Phat Matt’s) was established. This time around it’s been Rate Hole (early on), Oblivion Brewing, North Rim, Juniper, Bridge 99, and the subject of this post, RiverBend Brewing. Today’s edition of the Bend Bulletin has an article about the upcoming RiverBend (behind their paywall currently) … Continue reading →
Bend’s Platypus Pub is currently closed to undergo a makeover and some renovations, which will last through the rest of September before a planned October 1st re-opening. From their Facebook post: After two years of operation we decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Platypus Pub will be temporarily closing to do some renovations and make some changes to our menu. We are excited to announce that when we re-open we will … Continue reading →
Yesterday’s foray down to the opening of Bend’s Little Woody was quite a lot of fun and successful; I missed last year’s event (I was in Florida looking for beer in between the family vacation moments) so my sense of scale might be off, but this year’s event (their fifth one, which is noteworthy) seems much bigger than before. The album I’ve added below gives a good sense of how the evening went: big crowds, … Continue reading →