It’s been a number of years since I’ve offered up any New Year’s beer predictions, but earlier this week my local newspaper the Bend Bulletin reached out to find out if I had any predictions for the Central Oregon beer scene for 2014—so I obliged and looked into my “sudsy crystal ball.” Some are “gimmes” and a couple are tongue-in-cheek fun. Though I do want to see someone brew an Imperial Kvass.
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Apologies for the general “blog wasteland” around here lately: my past 8 days have been consumed by Central Oregon Beer Week and my time just completely got away from me. I’m sure I’ll have a more detailed summary to write up, but in the meantime enjoy a random selection of photos I took over the course of the Week: Yes it’s a completely raw image dump, I haven’t update names or descriptions or anything yet. … Continue reading →
I have been noticeably lagging on my blogging lately, and this is what has been taking up all of my spare time: planning this year’s Central Oregon Beer Week! This year is the second year for COBW, and we’ve been working hard to make it the best possible Beer Week that we can, and we’ve been lining up a terrific slate of events and a ton of fantastic sponsors to do so. The dates are … Continue reading →
Bend restaurant Common Table posted this on their Facebook timeline on Thursday: Common Table is perhaps the first place to try Central Oregon’s newest local microbrewery, Shade Tree Brewing’s Mustang Pale Ale. Shade Tree is the brainchild of Larry Johnson a local home brewer who has stepped up to full production. He is located in Redmond and has three beers coming, The Mustang Pale Ale, Corvette Strong Ale and Challenger Smoked IPA coming in June. … Continue reading →
This hit the local news yesterday: Central Oregon Brewers Guild Formed. This could be big: Not only has the Bend and Central Oregon brewery scene exploded (look at the list in the the sidebar, which I try to keep up to date, to see how many we have here—and how many have yet to open), but at the same time we’re geographically more isolated than other parts of the state, so having a local guild that sees … Continue reading →