Oregon Beer News, 01/05/2015

Happy (hoppy) New Year! I’m taking another crack at starting up the daily Oregon Beer News posts, since I’m not (currently) writing a book. However other projects may yet intercede, so we’ll see how it goes! Here’s the news for Monday, January 5. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this … Continue reading

Celebrate some Bend beer anniversaries today

This weekend is a good one for Bend brewery anniversaries, as three of our locals are celebrating a collective 31 years in business. Deschutes Brewery celebrated their 26th anniversary yesterday, but you can still head down and enjoy their Black Butte XXVI (brewed with chocolate and cranberries this year) on … Continue reading

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party

There’s a cool event in Bend this Saturday the 20th that’s put together/hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School: a Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party that’s essentially a progressive beer dinner around the OSF property and, in addition to featuring McMenamins’ own beers, they’ve invited three other Bend breweries to join … Continue reading

GoodLife will be canning soon, too

Just the other day I reported on the expansion of Bend’s GoodLife Brewing, and in today’s Bend Bulletin (behind the paywall unfortunately) comes the word that they’ll be canning too: GoodLife Brewing Co. has expanded its production capacity as part of a plan to increase sales of bottled beer in … Continue reading

GoodLife is growing

For all the attention that the up-and-coming Worthy Brewing has been getting here in Bend (a fair amount from me, admittedly!), it’s great to see expansion happening elsewhere—in particular, GoodLife Brewing issued a press release yesterday talking about their own expansion. And it’s a pretty significant expansion at that; here’s … Continue reading

GoodLife Brewing Company Set to Bottle Descender IPA (Press Release)

I haven’t run too many straight press releases these days, but this files well under Bend beer news: GoodLife Brewing will be releasing their Descender IPA in bottles, joining their Mountain Rescue Pale Ale on the shelves. GoodLife Brewing Company is excited to announceĀ Descender IPA will be put in 22oz, … Continue reading

GoodLife and Worthy Brewing collaboration

On Friday the 25th, one of Bend’s newest breweries, GoodLife Brewing, teamed up with yet-to-open Worthy Brewing to brew up a collaboration beer they’re calling “The Good and Worthy.” I was able to stop by on my lunch break to chat a bit with the brewers (GoodLife’s Curt Plants and … Continue reading

GoodLife, Bend Brewing collaboration

I’m a big fan of collaboration brews, and here in Bend Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing is the go-to brewer for collaboration: in addition to numerous collaboration with Sean Paxton (the Homebrew Chef), she has also brewed with Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey and JD Wetherspoon’s in England. And … Continue reading

Jubelale, Descender IPA release parties

This is rather short-minute notice, but both Deschutes Brewery and GoodLife Brewing have release parties happening tonight and tomorrow. Tonight at the Bend Pub Deschutes is celebrating the release of the 2011 Jubelale: the first keg of this year’s Jubelale will be tapped at 5pm and the celebration lasts until … Continue reading

“The Love of Beer” is coming to Bend

Back on day two of the Beer Bloggers Conference, we were able to see the premiere of “The Love of Beer” a documentary about women in the brewing world. The movie predominantly features Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company along with other women luminaries of the Oregon beer scene (yes … Continue reading