Tag Archives: Bend Oregon

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 →

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 Oregon and begin canning beer by March. “We’ll be the first ones in Bend to do that,” GoodLife co-owner Ty Barnett said of canning beer. … 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 late October (click to embiggen): As I understand it, everything is on track to be completed by the end of the year, meaning the target … 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 Barrels: 8% ABV, 60 IBUs An Imperial version of their annual winter warmer aged for half a year in brandy barrels. Whiskey Barrel Big Black … 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 Des Chutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. This year is the fourth incarnation of this festival, and it is looking to be the best one … Continue reading →