BreweriesCentral Oregon brewery updates

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a news roundup for my local breweries, so here’s the latest—some of which I’ve covered in my Oregon beer news posts or elsewhere. And some is new! Deschutes Brewery is progressing on multiple fronts as usual—one of the largest craft breweries in the … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Beer Week returns, from May 19-28

The annual celebration of Central Oregon beer returns this Friday, May 19, to run ten days through Memorial Day weekend. Central Oregon Beer Week‘s 2017 edition features beer releases, anniversary parties, tasting specials, beer dinners, and more. A few highlights: The signature SMaSH Fest (Single Malt and Single Hop) takes … Continue reading

EventsLatest print article: Zwickelmania! Oregon’s beer holiday returns

My latest print column for the Bend Bulletin is out, and naturally it’s a focus on Zwickelmania—albeit the Central Oregon version that’s taking place next Saturday, February 25. I do like the sub-title they gave the article: “Oregon’s beer holiday returns Feb. 25.” Indeed! Of course if you’re in the … Continue reading

Events4th annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

This Saturday, January 14, the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest returns to McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. This is a terrific, low-key event that features winter-appropriate strong beers from ten different McMenamins breweries and 15 Central Oregon breweries. Pouring stations are spread out around the property—from the main courtyard … Continue reading

Beer Industry2016 – The Year in Beer

I haven’t written up a year-end retrospective post in awhile but this past 12 months felt like the year for it. There have been some interesting things going on in beer for 2016, on both the national and the local level, that are worth revisiting. No big revelations here, other … Continue reading

EventsReturn of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Fest

The fourth annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival is returning to GoodLife Brewing on Saturday, December 10. This fest is a showcase for Central Oregon’s breweries (and cider makers) and as such is held as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild. As the name suggests, the participating breweries will … Continue reading

Central Oregon beer news, late October edition

A roundup of some of the recent news and happenings in the Central Oregon beer scene: Three Creeks Brewing, hot on the heels of their gold medal GABF win, announced “the release on draft and in 22 oz bottles of pub favorite Firestorm Red Ale along with the latest beer … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2016 – Bend pictures and roundup

Did you make the rounds for Zwickelmania this past Saturday? We did, of course, here in Central Oregon, and I thought I’d share a picture or two from each stop, along with some notes. Three Creeks Brewing Pre-funk Zwickelmania breakfast @threecreeksbrewing amongst a wall of cans. Pretty impressive #inSisters #inbend … Continue reading