Tag Archives: Bend Brewing Company

Return of the Mack

1 Feb
Tonight's dinner...served with beer, of course

Tonight’s dinner…served with beer, of course

I’m back, baby!  The self-imposed hiatus is over.  I really don’t have a great reason for staying gone so long, I just needed to see if it could be done.  A full month without beer?  Check.  Ready to drink a shit-ton of beer this month?  Also check. Continue reading


Oregon summer series: beer #5

8 Sep

pretty sweet looking for a sour

Sometimes things just work out.  Sometimes you make a beer selection and it coincides with some information you just learned about the beer/brewer/brewery.  Sometimes it just happens to occur with one of the best beers you have tasted in all of 2012.  This is one of those times.  Maybe I shouldn’t have given up on summer so quickly… Continue reading

A worthy brewery tour

4 Jun

Well it’s Memorial Day weekend, when all Oregonians step out of their house, outdoor gear in hand, just to learn it is still raining.  This year, still raining was a serious understatement.  Take heart, the sun will arrive on July 5th, as it always does, and we will get to go outside.  Personally, I can’t wait to do a little camping and get a line in the water.  Now, with so many good breweries canning beer, there truly can’t be a bad day of fishing.  Hmmm, thats a good idea for another post: which beer pairs best with fishing…well, that is for another day.  For now the clouds are gray and thick, so if you find yourself close to Bend when your camping trip is rained out, get inside one of Bend’s breweries and dry off with a delicious beer.  If that brewery just happens to be Bend Brewing Company (which I highly recommend), you should grab any one of their excellent brews and ask about a brewery tour. Continue reading

The Beer of Bend, OR

28 May

I am pretty lucky to live in Portland, Oregon…especially when it comes to beer.  There are a plethora of taphouses, bottle shops, and breweries to choose from any day of the week.  A trip to the coast and its myriad brewpubs is only about an hour from my front door.  The same goes for Hood River and its breweries/pubs.  It would take some time to work your way through all of them, and lord knows I have been making the effort to.

The one part of the state that I had yet to visit for a beer-related trip was Bend.  At just over 3 hours away, it’s not exactly a there-and-back day trip.  So when I was recently presented with the opportunity to enhance my professional knowledge and network with various members of my chosen field in Bend at a statewide conference, my first thought was: Hell yeah! It’s time to drink some beer! Continue reading

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