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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Central Oregon Beer Week 2013

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 … Continue reading

Shade Tree Brewing, new in Central Oregon (correction: nope, not yet)

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 … Continue reading

Central Oregon Brewers Guild officially announced

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 … Continue reading

Sunriver Brewing Company (coming soon)

Bend’s local alt-weekly The Source broke the news today that there will be another new brewery opening up in Central Oregon, possibly by this summer: Sunriver Brewing Company, based south of Bend in the resort town of Sunriver. In what will be about the 15th brewery in the area to … Continue reading

Phat Matt’s Brewing

Redmond, Oregon has a new brewery, Phat Matt’s Brewing Company, and by all indications it seems they are open and brewing even now—as it appears that their first beer will be debuting at this weekend’s Bend Brewfest, according to the Brewest’s Facebook post. I had a sneak peak of their … Continue reading

Central Oregon brewery news

Two interesting pieces of brewery news from around Central Oregon for you today: First: The as-yet-to-open Noble Brewing is changing their name to “Good Life Brewing.” Word has it that they were sued—or perhaps only threatened with a lawsuit, I’m not sure—by a California brewery that already claims “Noble” for … Continue reading