BreweriesGoodLife will be canning soon, too

Just the other day I reported on the expansion of Bend’s GoodLife Brewing, and in today’s Bend Bulletin (behind the paywall unfortunately) comes the word that they’ll be canning too: GoodLife Brewing Co. has expanded its production capacity as part of a plan to increase sales of bottled beer in … Continue reading

BreweriesWorthy Brewing progress, late October

It’s been a long while since I posted any updates to the progress of Worthy Brewing Company over on the east side of Bend, and based on the last update the progress is amazing. Here was the brewery site in May: And here is how it’s looking now, as of … Continue reading

EventsThe Little Woody 2012 beer list

Here’s the current beer list for this year’s Little Woody taking place in Bend this weekend. This is just the beer, stats, and brief description by brewery; go read the full descriptions (yes, they’re worth it) over on the main page. 10 Barrel Imperial Pray For Snow aged in Brandy … Continue reading

EventsThe 4th Annual Little Woody

Bend’s premier specialty beer event is coming up next week for Labor Day weekend: The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest! It’s taking place Friday, August 31st (from 5 to 10pm) and Saturday, September 1st (from noon to 10pm), located as always in the parking lot of the … Continue reading

EventsNotes and images from the Bend Brewfest

I was able to get down to the Bend Brewfest for a couple of hours last night, and snapped a number of pictures and have a few thoughts as well: As with many fests, the earlier the better: there weren’t many people there when I first got there which makes … Continue reading

EventsBend Brewfest starts this week!

This week the ninth annual Bend Brewfest is taking place, running from Thursday through Saturday and this year it’s bigger than ever—51 breweries pouring over 125 different beers which include a number of specialties on the X-Taps! It’s all taking place at the Les Schwab Amphitheater right in the heart … Continue reading

BreweriesAnother Bend brewery potentially in the works

A little over a week ago the Bend Bulletin newspaper ran the story of another possible Bend brewery (unfortunately behind their paywall) in the making. No name as yet, but Dan Leach, a resident of nearby Deschutes River Woods, met with city planners to discuss the possibilities. From the article: In … Continue reading

EventsFermentation Celebration!

Today is Bend’s Fermentation Celebration, an Oregon Craft Beer Month event organized by the Bend’s Old Mill District with an incredibly cool premise: a “beer walk” featuring nearly all of Central Oregon’s many breweries, including a few that aren’t even open yet! (Looking over the list I see only McMenamins … Continue reading

Events2nd Annual Brewfest at Whole Foods in Bend

Another reason why Bend’s beer scene is awesome: our local Whole Foods Market is holding their 2nd Annual Brewfest this Saturday, June 7th! It’s taking place from 1 to 6pm in their east parking lot adjacent to the store, and costs $5 to enter. We’ll have 16+ breweries, tasty food, and the Humane … Continue reading

EventsEuropean Beer Tasting Flight at Old St. Francis School (Bend)

I touched on this in today’s Oregon Beer News post but I wanted to highlight it in more detail: the European Beer Tasting Flight happening to day at McMenamins Old St. Francis School here in Bend. Brewer Mike “Curly” White has brewed up three variously European-styled summer beers (all using … Continue reading