The Bend Brew Daddy, aka Matthew Ward, is a photographer, fellow craft beer geek, and blogger and friend of mine based here in Bend, Oregon, and over the past year he’s been making a name for himself in the local craft beer scene with his stunning beertography. You can follow his Instagram account to see his work, and he sells framed prints as well (and has photos on display at local breweries and beer establishments).
Matthew’s latest project is ready just in time for the holidays and would make a perfect gift to anyone who likes beer (particularly Central Oregon beer): his 2015 Bend Brew Daddy Calendar.
His own fun, somewhat tongue-in-cheek description reads:
The 2015 Bend Brew Daddy is unlike any calendar ever made. You won’t find the Moon phases or Groundhog Day in this bad boy! What you WILL find is the most hop heavy, brew-centric calendar on the planet! We start with beautiful beertography and brewery info, and we don’t stop there! We tap the grid area with beer history, beer events, beer factoids, beer… well, you get the point!
Matthew partnered with a number of our breweries, as well as Atlas Cider, the new Backdrop Distilling, and Humm Kombucha, to feature a signature photo of a particular beer for each month. Here’s a sample, a terrific one featuring Deschutes Brewery’s iconic Black Butte Porter:
The calendar is available for sale here for $16, and there are deals if you buy in packs of five or ten. And if you live in Central Oregon, you have the option of picking up the calendar and waiving shipping fees.
So don’t miss out—this would be a great Christmas gift for somebody or even yourself!