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 … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 05/04/2015

Oregon Beer News for Monday, May 4, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Tuesday Tastings: Witch’s Wit, Hop Henge, C.W. Schnocker

Bit of a wide variety in styles for this week’s Tuesday Tastings, with a Belgian-style Witbier, Imperial IPA, and barrel-aged Strong Ale on tap. The Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit It’s hard to beat The Lost Abbey in just flat-out a lot of styles, though perhaps they are better-known (outside of … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 21: Solstice Winter Schnocker

Today is the Winter Solstice, the day in the Northern Hemisphere that is the shortest day and longest night of the year. (As a bonus to the astronomical significance of the day, it’s also the new moon.) To observe and commemorate the day I thought I’d select a beer from … Continue reading

Checking out Solstice Brewing (Prineville)

Several weeks ago my wife and I finally made the trek out to Prineville in the heart of Central Oregon (true story; Prineville was the region’s “metropolis” over a century ago) to check out Solstice Brewing, Prineville’s one-and-only brewpub. Though open for a about a year and a half now, … 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