Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

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 Rat 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 →

Platypus Pub Brewfest

The first annual Platypus Pub Brewfest is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, January 31), kicking off at 5pm at the Bend, Oregon craft beer pub, in partnership with Columbia Distributing. Here’s the blurb from the Platypus: This event is to showcase some of the many breweries that we have access to in Central Oregon. There will be fifteen beers on tap from fifteen different breweries across the Nation. There will be a representative from each one to talk to you … Continue reading →

Bend’s growing growler boom

Updated: added a growler station in Redmond, per Tammy’s comment below. It’s no secret that Bend, Oregon has an amazingly vibrant beer culture and is in the midst of amazing growth in the brewing industry, boasting one of the highest per-capita numbers of breweries in the country (12 in Bend alone, 19 for all of Central Oregon) as well as being home to the fifth-largest craft brewery in the U.S.—not to mention the quality and … Continue reading →