Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

Broken Top Bottle Shop welcomes Chef Ingrid Rohrer
One of Bend's most unique restaurants, featuring more than 400 bottled brews in a massive 12-door cooler, is unleashing a new weapon. No, it's not another bottled brew—it's a new chef and a fine-tuned menu.



Straight to the Moon

Silver Moon's Redmond expansion opens
Even with all the blockbuster buyouts and takeovers making headlines in the beer business as of late (the latest: Ballast Point in San Diego, purchased by Corona distributor Constellation Brands for a cool $1 billion), there's still one overriding theme across the industry: It's growing, and growing fast. That was the message brought across last week at the grand opening of Silver Moon's new brewing facility near the southern edge of Redmond.


Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing prep time: 20 MINUTES cook time: 50 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES yields: 6-8 Ingredients

Quick Bites

Season's Eatings

A smattering of festive feasts
Fall and winter are seasonal favorites for many people. Whether it's the transition from heat waves and packed social schedules to a reinvigorated focus on intentional family time and other relaxing indoor activities, seasonal dishes and culinary occasions often play a central role in that shift.


Sticking Out with Tradition

Occidental Brewing brings tasty lagers to Bend
Ben Engler, co-founder and brewer at Occidental Brewing in northeast Portland, got into the beer biz the way a lot of people do—after working a stint at Tacoma brewpub Engine House No. 9 and getting laid off from his job in Seattle, he didn't have much else to try. "I was bouncing around, looking for something to do," Engler told the Source during a tasting event held last week at White Water Taphouse.


Harvest Time

Central Oregon farms feed locals through the winter
Bend has become a notable destination hot spot for a few reasons: It attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world, it has one of the highest number of breweries per capita, and it's an all around incredible place to live. But what if "locally-sourced foodie destination" were to be added to that list?


A Dog of a Different Color

Portland's Hair of the Dog marches to its own beat
Quick! What's the most expensive beer you can think of?


Diamond in the Rough

Madras' Great Earth shines in Passport to Bounty
Nestled amid some of Central Oregon's most productive farmland, Troy Boyd and her husband Garry discovered a lack of natural food stores in Madras upon their arrival in the early 1990s. So they endeavored to do something about it.


One Year of InBev-Barrel

10 Barrel announces aggressive expansion plans
It's a little hard to believe, considering all the news from 10 Barrel Brewing Company over the past year, that they're still only going to produce about 25,000 barrels of beer in 2015—a tiny percentage of Deschutes Brewery's output. If current trends continue, though, those numbers might rapidly approach each other soon.


Spirit of Craft

Oregon Spirit Distillers steals the scene with Barrel Thief
Bend may be known as a beer town, but the spirits scene is picking up speed. With the recent emergence of popular cocktail bars like Dogwood Cocktail Cabin and Stihl Whiskey Bar, it's clear that Bendites have a taste for the hard stuff.


A Pumpkin-Free Fall

Beers to drink if you're all gourded out
Getting sick of pumpkin beers yet? Hate on them all you want, but—much like Taco Bell and Thursday-night football—it exists because you all secretly can't get enough of it.



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    • Wow! Nice write up, but she's more than that. While in California, she was the…

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