The Oregon GABF winners

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony was yesterday (I watched part of it live online), and the official results are posted today. Oregon’s brewers brought home a number of medals, and I’m pleased (as always) to see that Bend had a good representation as well. Bend winners: Deschutes Brewery: … Continue reading

Bend Brewery Fever: Yes, another: Below Grade Brewing

I could not make this up: after yesterday’s newspaper article and post about Old Mill Brew Werks, Bend’s eighth (proposed) brewery, I take a look at the Business section of the paper and work this morning and nearly spit out my coffee: another brewery planning to open! Titled “11 breweries … Continue reading

The Little Woody: The beers

The beer list for The Little Woody, Bend’s barrel-aged beer festival (more here), came out today, and it’s looking really good. There are actually two versions of the beer list: one on the official site, and another one released over on Bend Oregon Restaurants (it’s from the marketing copy that … Continue reading

Bend’s two beer festivals

The two big beer festivals for Bend are just around the corner, and are nearly back-to-back: the Bend Brewfest is coming up this weekend, and The Little Woody is two weeks after that, on Labor Day weekend. Interesting how that worked out on timing; a little closer together and we … Continue reading

Bend beer news from Brewpublic

The good folks over at the excellent blog Brewpublic have been in Bend recently: not only did they publish a blog post about Bend Brewing yesterday, but they completely scooped me today’s posts about Boneyard Beer (I’ve been drinking through a growler of their “Black 13” beer the last couple … Continue reading

Hop Press: The Bend Ale Trail

My article on Hop Press is up today, and the topic is the Bend Ale Trail: Starting on June 1st, you can use the Bend Ale Trail Map and Passport available in the latest Discovery Map of Central Oregon to discover Bend’s 7 breweries – and for extra credit, head … Continue reading

Boneyard Beer (Bend)

You might remember about a year and a half ago I blogged about the forthcoming Brewtal Brewing here in Bend; last November I noted that there was no further word about it and wondered. So what happened? They became Boneyard Beer and have begun brewing beer! (Their Facebook page is … Continue reading

Monday morning updates

I’ve decided to change up Theme Week a bit starting this month; instead of starting on the third Monday (third full week) of each month, instead it will be the last full week of each month. It’s a minor change, but gives me a bit more time to track down … Continue reading

The Little Woody, Bend, Oregon

Saturday, the 12th, I attended Bend’s first barrel-aged beer festival, The Little Woody (announcement, beer list). It was held downtown, in the lawn and parking lot of the Deschutes Historical Museum, which turned out to be a decent location—I was there early and by the time I left (3pm), it … Continue reading