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September 23rd, 2018

The Great American Beer Festival took place in Denver this past week, finishing up with the annual competition awards ceremony handed out yesterday, and Central Oregon has 5 winners! 10 Barrel Brewing Silver – American-Style Stout – P2P Gold – Berliner-Style Weisse – Baywindow Gold – Fruit Wheat Beer – P

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The Great American Beer Festival wrapped up on Saturday, the highlight of the day being the annual awards ceremony for the competition. Everyone is of course posting the results, and a complete list of all of the winners is here. I live-tweeted the Oregon winning results during the livestream of …

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September 21st, 2018

The annual Bend Oktoberfest begins today, taking over part of downtown Bend with German-themed festivities, beer, music, weiner dog races, and more! The event is hosted each year by the Downtown Bend Business Association, as a fundraiser to support the businesses and beautification of downtown Bend, and revels in its Bav

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Happy Friday! This is weekend is not only the start of fall (the equinox is Saturday the 22nd) but it’s also the official start of Oktoberfest in Munich (also Saturday the 22nd) so there are quite a number of such celebrations going on across the state, this weekend and beyond. …

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September 20th, 2018

This weekend the Bend Oktoberfest returns to downtown to bring a little bit of Bavaria to Central Oregon. The annual event is put on by the Downtown Bend Business Association as a fundraiser for the beautification of the downtown district, and part of downtown will be closed for the festivities. …

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Go to Facebook here and watch this video. Then share it, especially with your kids. (I couldn’t embed it directly here due to privacy settings.) The post Watch and share this video. appeared first on

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The Great American Beer Festival officially starts today in Denver, and I know many Oregon brewers and industry folks are there (or on their way); even so, there’s still plenty of beer news to round up as we head for the weekend. I’ll be updating this news post throughout the …

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September 19th, 2018

If you weren’t already aware, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day today, one of the internet’s favorite “holidays.” Perhaps seek out some pirate-themed beers for the day? Salem’s Santiam Brewing might be able to help you out. For all other generally non-pirate beer news today, re

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September 18th, 2018

As I detailed in my print article that came out last week, Geist Beerworks is the newest brewery to open in Redmond, Oregon. Between my article and this one that appeared in July (not mine), there’s pretty good coverage of Geist’s details. Just in case, here are the highlights: Geist …

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day, so I thought I’d throw it out there to see who in town has the best cheeseburgers. We all have our preferences of course, but really—who’s is best? To get you started, I’ll point out that this year’s Best of Bend from the Source named Bend Burger Company a

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day! Nothing goes with a good cheeseburger quite like a cold beer so you know what you have to do today. In the meantime, here is the Oregon beer news for this Tuesday, September 18. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, …

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September 17th, 2018

Sufferfest Beer Company‘s mission/tagline is to offer up beer brewed by athletes, for athletes; or, as it says on the website, “Born out of the needs of athletes and adventurers, we make award-winning functional beer for those who go the extra mile.” I’d not heard of this brewing company before, &

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Happy Monday once again! We’re in the other half of September and autumn is a scant few days away. Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Monday, September 17, which I will be updating occasionally throughout the day. Check back in from time to time, and if you have …

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September 14th, 2018

It’s the weekend, and there are a number of beer and festive things happening around Oregon—what are your plans? Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this mid-month weekend in September, rounding up the events and happenings from around the state. As usual I’ll continue to update this post with R

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September 13th, 2018

My latest column for The Bulletin is out today: Retirement is fruitful for Redmond brewers. I didn’t write the headline, but it does get clever with what I wrote about Redmond’s newest brewery, Geist Beerworks. With a brewhouse volume of 4.5 barrels, the Waleses are content at that size and view …

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Today is National Celiac Awareness Day which Jay Brooks has also tagged as Gluten Free Beer Day; while I don’t know if I have any gluten-free-specific beer news for today, if you or someone you know suffers from Celiac disease, it’s a good time to explore gluten free beers or ciders. …

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September 12th, 2018

Bend, Oregon’s Monkless Belgian Ales is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary on September 28. Technically Monkless has been brewing beer for four years, but this anniversary observes the date at which the company began brewing at the current 10 barrel facility it occupies in northeast Bend. There is ̷

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Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well so far and you’ve been enjoying some fresh hop beers—I finally had my first two yesterday. There’s more fresh hop news below to take note; and of course I will be updating this post throughout the day with the latest news …

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September 11th, 2018

Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Tuesday, September 11, rounding up the items for the day. I will continue to update this post with the latest news as I get the chance, though it may be sporadic; as always though, feel free to contact me with anything …

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September 10th, 2018

Happy Monday! This will be a bit of an abbreviated Oregon beer news post today, as I’ll be doing some running around and may not have time at the keyboard. Even so, here’s the news for the day, highlighting some of this week’s events, and as always feel free to …

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September 9th, 2018

Level Beer is one of the newer Oregon breweries to pop up in the last few years, founded in 2016 in northeast Portland. The folks behind the brewery describe themselves as, “We are an American Craft Brewery focusing on lighter alcohol beer styles with hoppy beers, barrel aged beers and …

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September 7th, 2018

It’s the first Friday of September, Beer Blogging Friday, meaning it’s time for another round of The Session. This month’s topic is brought to us by Bill Vanderburgh of CraftBeerInSanDiego.com, and he is asking us to write about Beer and the Good Life: Beer ads famously sell us “the good lifeR

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