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November 11th, 2019

Technically not “beer” but still incorporating pumpkin, 2 Towns Ciderhouse crafts a pumpkin cider each year with its Hollow Jack’d. (This is the “Pumpkin Cider Project” post in the series.) 2 Towns recently sent me two bottles of this year’s version which is always a fun one to drink.

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November 8th, 2019

I ran across this the other day on MLS and emailed the realtor but never did get a reply—and it’s public now: 10 Barrel Brewing has put its headquarters up for sale. The asking price? $19,714,000. Here’s some details from the flyer: Compass Commercial is pleased to present the rare …

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November 7th, 2019

Not that there was any doubt, but co-owners Jeff and Lynda Parrish of Portland Cider Company issued a media statement today clarifying that Portland Cider is not actually closing: There have been a number of craft brewery and cidery closures in the Portland area recently. While we feel for our …

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November 5th, 2019

Here’s the next post in my “Pumpkin Beer Project” for the season, featuring a gluten-free pumpkin beer: Lunar Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Ghostfish Brewing. Ghostfish Brewing Company is located in Seattle, and is dedicated to brewing 100% gluten-free beers, the first brewery in Washington state to do so. O

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November 4th, 2019

In my latest article for The Bulletin which came out on Sunday, I profile Craft Kitchen and Brewery, starting with a potato beer. The barrel-aged Sweet Potato Imperial India Nut Brown drew me in to the taproom in northeast Bend where I tasted several other beers and chatted with owner …

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November 3rd, 2019

News of even more brewery and cidery closures came down the wire this past week, even after the announcements of Lompoc, Bent Shovel’s tasting room, and Rock Bottom in Portland. First, Defeat River Brewery of Reedsport announced its imminent closure on Facebook: We are saddened to inform you that the …

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November 1st, 2019

For the past several months, Monkless Belgian Ales has been hard at work renovating a restaurant and pub space to open its Monkless Brasserie, and this week the brewery held a soft opening for lunch and dinner. Up until now Monkless has only operated a small tasting room out of …

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Here are the Bend City Council meeting notes for the month of October. A quick scan through the notes didn’t reveal any huge issues, mostly the usual order of business, although the first of the month meeting had a fair number of the public speaking out against a proposed cell …

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October 31st, 2019

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday I’m posting the first of several in-depth reviews of pumpkin beers (and cider), with details about the beers and some extra Q&A with the brewers. Sort of a “Pumpkin Beer Project” for the season—and no, pumpkin beer season doesn’t end with Hallowe

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October 30th, 2019

This Saturday, November 2, the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) is hosting Learn to Homebrew Day with a free-to-attend event in the Old Mill District. Here’s a snippet from the press release: The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Old Mill District’s …

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