Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

Bend’s Platypus Pub closed for renovations, to re-open with their own beer

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 →

Day 1 of Little Woody is in the bag

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 →

Even more new breweries for Bend

You may notice in the sidebar on this blog I’ve got a list of Central Oregon breweries and a section marked “Planned / proposed / rumored / in development” where I try to keep track of the various up-and-coming breweries I’ve heard about. Well, this list needs to be updated and added to, as an article this week in our local Bend Bulletin has five more breweries coming to the area, predicting 25 total by … Continue reading →

Whole Foods Market Brewfest in Bend today

Today’s best beer bet if you’re in Central Oregon is at the Whole Foods Market over on Bend’s east side: it’s their 3rd annual Brewfest taking place from 1 to 6pm. $5 cost gets (first 125 people free pint glass) entry and two tasting tokens (other tokens 50 cents) All proceeds go to Humane Society of Central Oregon Live music, food and non adult beverages will be onsite (And FREE ICE CREAM!) $5 entry and … Continue reading →

Rat Hole Brewing (Bend’s newest brewery) is LIVE (or nearly so)

We first heard about potential new Bend brewery┬áRat Hole Brewing way back in September 2011—and then almost nothing since. (I blogged about it, after the Bend Bulletin ran an article.) I was wondering if it was fated to be one of those announced-but-never-got-off-the-ground businesses, particularly for a small rural brewery off the sewer grid. (Though this is Bend—and that didn’t stop the Ale Apothecary.) But guess what—Rat Hole is not only alive and well, they … Continue reading →