Tag Archives: Central Oregon

Prineville’s Solstice Brewing changing name to Ochoco Brewing

This is surprising news: Prineville, Oregon’s Solstice Brewing, which opened its doors in downtown Prineville in 2011 and brewed its first batch of beer in 2012, is changing its name to Ochoco Brewing. This according to our weekly alt-newspaper, The Source: The Prineville-based brewery now formerly known as Solstice has never been shy about its roots. When it released its first beer back in 2012, the brewery reclaimed a not-uncommon slur for the city, calling it … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week returns, kicking off May 22

The fourth annual Central Oregon Beer Week is coming up, with 10 days of events highlighting once again just how great our local beer scene is. From May 22nd through the 31st, there will be something going on every day (usually multiple somethings) for a jam-packed schedule of brews. Here’s the list of some of the featured events, and there are many more here as well (plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see more being added): Broken Top … Continue reading →

CBC Events: Central Oregon Brewers Guild Brews & Beats

Since I already posted about Deschutes Brewery’s Beer Machines event during the Craft Brewers Conference next week, I figured I’d also highlight some of the other events going on next week in Portland. Not all of them, obviously—I mean, look at how big this list is!—but a few that are of interest to me and that I’ll likely (try to) attend. On Wednesday, the 15th, starting at 6pm the Central Oregon Brewers Guild is holding … Continue reading →

Local beer predictions for 2014

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.

Central Oregon Beer Week ’13 is in the books

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 →