Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

Bend 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 of Bend’s picturesque Old Mill District. The Brewfest runs from 3 to 11pm on both Thursday and Friday, and noon to 11 on Saturday. (Kids … Continue reading →

Another 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 documents on file with the city, Dan Leach wrote that he would like to open a brewpub in a 3,400-square foot suite of the Old … Continue reading →

Fermentation 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 and the brand new Sunriver Brewing are not present.) The breweries will be stationed in various participating shops and restaurants, and be pouring samples of … Continue reading →

2nd 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 Society of Central Oregon doing an adoption event! Proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society – so come have a beer for a good … Continue reading →

European 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 different strains of yeast of course) and is presenting them side-by-side to highlight the differences and complexities of the different styles and yeasts used. This … Continue reading →