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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

GoodLife 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

Worthy 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

The 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

The 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