Tag Archives: Smith Rock Brewing

Redmond, Oregon’s growing beer scene

Among beer destinations¬†in Oregon, my hometown of Bend receives much of the attention in recent years for a variety of reasons (which I’ve written about here at length and, yes, even written a book on it). Bend dominates the Central Oregon beer landscape in much the same way that it dwarfs the other cities in the region, but there are breweries and good beer in those other communities as well. Sisters has Three Creeks Brewing; … Continue reading →

Oregon’s cornucopia of new breweries

When it comes to “Oregon beer” the areas that tend to get the most attention are, understandably, Portland (for obvious reasons), Bend (the new hotspot), and Eugene (fueled by the likes of Ninkasi and Oakshire). It’s easy to overlook much of the rest of the state, and particularly when a new, smaller brewing operation opens with little fanfare, easy to miss such openings entirely—you blink and three more breweries have sprouted up! I’ve been observing … Continue reading →

Redmond, Oregon getting a new brewery: Smith Rock Brewing

I completely missed the Bend Bulletin article about this earlier this month (and one from earlier this year) because it’s behind the newspaper’s paywall: Redmond, Oregon has a new brewery opening soon, Smith Rock Brewing Company (Facebook page). From the article: Initially, Smith Rock Brewing will rely on a small 25-gallon system to make beer for customers at its Northwest Seventh Street pub, where traditional locally sourced pub fare will also be for sale, said … Continue reading →