Bounty of the Hop Harvest

Bounty of the Hop Harvest

Fresh-hop beers arrive for a fleeting few weeks
September means many different things to many different people. For parents, it means back to school.

Oh Dear!

It's Sneaky Deer Beer!
Congratulations to Spider City for winning Best Local Beer at Bend Brewfest with its Sneaky Deer! It's well deserved, too.

Summer's Not Over Until You Get Hopped Up on Beer Slushies

Local taprooms feature frozen beer: the adults-only version of summertime slush
It's no secret that Central Oregon breweries have become the tastemakers of the beer scene, both locally and nationwide. So, when 10 Barrel Brewing announced this summer that it would be transforming its Crush sour beers into beer slushies, other breweries took notice.

A Beer Geek's Dream

Barrel-aged beers, ciders and whiskey await at The Little Woody
The Little Woody festival is the beer event I wait for all year long. It's my happy place—my Christmas, if you will.

Drinking Vinegars Revamped

Proofed or not, Som zings with its cane vinegar cordial
Inspired by Thailand since a backpacking trip in 1987, Chef Andy Ricker returns to Southeast Asia for several months each year to eat, cook and study the food culture. Ricker is well known as a James Beard award-winning Chef in Portland for his Pok Pok restaurants.

Unofficial, Definitive Bend Brewfest Preview

Beer lovers, get ready to sip suds from some 70 breweries and cideries
Brewfest veterans know the drill, but for those attending Bend Brewfest this weekend for the first time, I've created the definitive, unofficial preview of the 2019 Bend Brewfest.  

Review: Little Beast's Ferme Rouge

Sipping a unique mixed-culture beer at The Commons
On my recent trip to The Commons, I drank Ferme Rouge on tap, from Little Beast Brewing out of Beaverton, Oregon. It was a delight.

For the Love of Coffee

A family of coffee connoisseurs takes over Bom Dia Coffee, now Kennedy's Coffee House
Brent Kennedy didn't always intend to be in the coffee business, but when an opportunity to purchase a small coffee house presented itself in 1998, he and his wife, Bonnie, decided to take over. At the time, Bonnie was working as a barista and it felt serendipitous.

Cocktails Get Canned

Oregon brewers begin a pivot to convenience cocktails
Do you remember when Oregon-based Copa Di Vino and its on-the-go premium glass of wine was rejected on Shark Tank? It was 2011 and the idea of having a convenient glass of wine anywhere and anytime was fairly revolutionary.

What's in a (beer) name?

The complicated business of naming beers
In the early days of craft beer, when the number of breweries in the country numbered in the hundreds, not thousands, naming beers was easy. With over 7,000 breweries in the country today and each one producing dozens of new beers a year, finding the right name has become increasingly harder.

A Southern Oregon Wine Infusion

Cork & Barrel features wine from Southern Oregon wine country
This year's Cork & Barrel event, which supports the KIDS Center, will highlight the Southern Oregon wine region. The prominent wine and food event series features a different wine region each year, such as last year's focus on the Sonoma Valley.


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Cascade Car Show

Cascade Car Show - Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center

Fri., Sept. 20, 12-9 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bend Oktoberfest

Bend Oktoberfest - Brooks Alley

Fri., Sept. 20, 3-10 p.m.
Dorothy & Diamante

Dorothy & Diamante - The Domino Room

Fri., Sept. 20, 9 p.m.
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  • Re: A Beer Geek's Dream

    • Livin' the dream, Heidi!

    • on August 28, 2019
  • Re: A Beer Geek's Dream

    • Haha. It's true! I am just this excited!

    • on August 28, 2019
  • Re: Review: Little Beast's Ferme Rouge

    • Wow, Ferme Rouge sounds scrumptious! Is there much of a brett/funk component to the flavor…

    • on August 9, 2019

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