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Dean Kirkland

Hack Bend

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

Surprising news released this morning: 10 Barrel Brewing has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch! The news was first released on a video from the founders on Vimeo: And then I saw the full story/press release on Brewbound, which I’m reprinting here: Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase 10 Barrel Bre

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Local robotics team High Desert Droids will be holding a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 8th, 9am-2:30pm, in the Cafeteria at Mountain View High School. The team’s annual garage sale is a major fundraiser that helps offset funds needed to participate in this challenging program. Currently the team plan

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Halloween lands on Friday this year, so with the weekend to recover that means there’s no excuse not to hit up one or more of these events, right? Here’s a rundown of the many activities going on (and if you’re looking for trick or treat activities for the kids, click here to jump to that section): [&#

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You have to love the Halloween season, not just for the pumpkins and candy and trick-or-treating, but for the ghost stories and hauntings and creepy/scary fun—and starting today, the Deschutes Historical Society’s “Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend” walking tour is again taking place! Stories of

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It’s finally come to fruition and is officially released today: my first book, Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon! Published by the History Press, it covers the history of Bend and Central Oregon from a beery perspective from the frontier era of the 1880 and ’90s through today. Here’s the

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If you’re familiar at all with Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Company, then you probably know one of the types of beer they are well-known for are pumpkin ales. So much so, in fact, that every year they host their Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle—a terrific brewfest that I’ve been to twice now, a

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As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cascade Lakes Brewing is helping to raise awareness and money by holding “Breast Fest” at their Lodge on the westside this Friday, October 24, in support of Sara’s Project here in Bend. This is a great project to support and you get to

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There is a great and really unique beer event coming up this Wednesday, October 15 at Broken Top Bottle Shop—Beers Made By Walking. What makes this program unique is that the beers are inspired by plants found on the nature trail. (Deschutes Brewery’s award-winning Sagefight IPA, I believe, started with this

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This coming Saturday, October 18, Columbia Distributing is holding the first of an annual series of charity rummage sales at their location in northeast Bend, with proceeds benefiting Brightside Animal Center and Mark Shatka, Jr. Columbia Distributing is perhaps best known as a beer distributor but they also manage wine,

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If you’re doing the BendFilm thing and/or are generally interested in indie films, tonight at the Volcanic Theater Pub, the film “Love in the Time of Monsters” is screening at 10:30pm—and if you’d be interested in a chance at a free pass to see it—AND meet the producer, director, and w

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If you’re a fan of Dutch Brothers Coffee, you should know that all day today (October 1) the east side Dutch Brothers is offering a super-special deal where ALL 16-ounce drinks cost only $1, with all proceeds benefiting Mountain View High School and Bend Senior High. The occasion is the celebration of their relocat

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Even though one week ago was the first official day of autumn, this first weekend of October can be said to mark the real start of the fall season in Bend, with several events going on that should help kick off the season—starting with the Bend Fall Festival. The annual Bend Fall Festival is taking place […]

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This Saturday is one of the region’s best seasonal beer festivals, taking place over in Sisters—the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival! From noon to 8pm at Village Green Park, 24 breweries will be pouring a vast selection of fresh hop beers (34 fresh hop beers, I believe), which are beers that use hops picked fresh o

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Once a month at the Tin Pan Theater in Downtown Bend, something special happens. A small group of folks puts on a live show that’s a fun blend of media festival, variety show, and talk show. It’s called (deep breath), Tin Pan Theater Presents the Night Light Show with Shanan Kelley & Magnificent Guests

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For awhile now I’d been driving on Franklin Avenue and at the roundabout at Eighth Street I noticed on the southeast corner there appeared to be a large garden of some sort being developed. Thanks to a press release that came in yesterday, I have a name for it now: Franklin’s Corner Community Garden. It̵

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This weekend (last night and today), the old Sunriver Sunfest Wine Festival is taking place—rebranded as “Uncorked” and put on by Sunriver Style and SHARC. It looks like a great wine event, and my wife went with some friends last night and really enjoyed it; some pictures are below. Here are the details

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It’s that time of year again—Oktoberfest season! Oktoberfest officially runs from September 20 through October 5 this year, and the local events are gearing up accordingly. Here’s a rundown: Eagle Crest’s annual Oktobercrest is taking place this Saturday the 13th, running from 11am until 9pm. Ther

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I got a press release recently about the newest ice cream cart, Bend Creamery, and it sounds intriguing: they make their ice cream from scratch using liquid nitrogen. And according to that press release, it’s made on the spot for you, to order: Bend Creamery, creators of Bend, Oregon’s only made-from-scratch orga

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Last weekend after the Little Woody we swung by the new Maker’s District to check out some of their block party action and to stop in at the new Far Afield Cider, which was having its grand opening the same day. Far Afield is located on NE Second Street, in the former Nectar of the Gods […] The post

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How did your garden grow, this summer? Personally, I cultivated a beautiful salad bar for the “antler’d rats” (er, adorable deer). Luckily they don’t seem to like the taste of hops… yet. If your tomatoes are troublesome, if you need advice about growing veggies, or if you just want to tour t

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A couple of closures came to my attention recently… I heard about baked. closing at The Night Light Show on Monday. (Have you been to The Night Light Show? It’s fantastic. But that’s a topic for a different post.) Confirmation on their FB page: The rumors are true. Baked will be closing our doors for [&

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You may have heard about the new “Maker’s District” that has formed recently, a group of local businesses located on First and Second streets loosely between Greenwood and Olney Avenues, just east of downtown. They have a block party celebration coming up on August 30, with over 20 businesses participa

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The Platypus Pub is holding two days of a special tap takeover featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing’s special “Beer Camp Across America” line of beers: 12 different collaboration beers that Sierra Nevada brewed with a host of craft brewers all around the country. All of these are beers that look pretty amazi

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The Source Weekly’s “Best of Central Oregon 2014” issue is out today, highlighting all of the Best-of-Every-Category that the Source readers have voted on—and once again, this Hack Bend blog has won the “Best Blog” award! The excellent Hyperbole and a Half was this year’s honorab

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Central Oregon’s oldest and largest beer festival, the Bend Brewfest, returns again this year for three full days: Thursday through Saturday, the 14th through 16th. Each day it goes from noon to 11pm and takes place as always at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Admission is free, but to drink beer you’ll need

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Some more openings of places that I missed last week. Pop’s Place—eastside, intersection of Butler Market and 27th Street. They occupy the space originally populated by Little Pizza Paradise (before they moved to the Cascade Village Shopping Center), then by Hot Lips or Hot Rock Pizza or whatever it was in th

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If you are a fan of 10 Barrel Brewing‘s Swill (their seasonal American Radler beer), you should be aware that the company today announced they are recalling all of this year’s Swill currently on the market. They are having overcarbonation issues which can lead to exploding bottles—so if you have any, yo

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There have been a few openings of note, in the past week and a half or so—over on the east side. Firstly, the first of the two Walgreens coming to Bend has opened up: the one on Highway 20 in the old Pilot Butte Theater location, across from Worthy Brewing. It’s the first Walgreens to come […] T

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Rat Hole Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, with an all-day part at their Brewpub in the Old Mill District. From noon to 10pm, they’re holding a parking lot party with live music, $3.50 beers, grilled food, and swag drawings. (You can purchase tickets for food and drink at t

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One of my favorite Mexican restaurants, La Rosa, is coming up on their ten-year anniversary here in Bend, and are planning on ten days of trivia fun to lead up to it. They posted on Facebook this morning: Here comes something to celebrate! In just over a week we will have been serving you for 10 […] The pos

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