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If You're New Here: Redmond Breweries

If You're New Here: Redmond Breweries

The Hub City lost one during the pandemic, but is still pouring plenty of locally made beer
In other regions of the country, locals might boast about the lone brewery that bears the town's name. Not so much in this part of Oregon, where craft breweries are as numerous as roundabouts and awesome mountain views.

Mecca Grade Estate Malt and Brewing Tastes Like Madras

Making malt matter to hop heads
If you're looking for Mecca Grade Brewing but find yourself driving over a cattle grate on your way down a dangerous, narrow dirt road, you've gone too far. You do have to drive down a gravelly dirt road to get to Mecca Grade Estate Malt, with a nanobrewery as its side hustle, but that steep road is itself the grade down to what used to be Mecca.

Bend Brewing Co.'s Waypoint Quenches The Grove

Craft beer and cocktails to wash down forthcoming noodles and burgers
From the second established brewery in Bend to establishing the newest craft cocktail and beer watering hole, Bend Brewing Co. is now slaking thirsts at The Grove, the new market hall in Northwest Crossing. What distinguishes the new Waypoint from Old Bend's BBC is, as brewmaster Zach Beckwith explains, "the distinct branding and the co-equal focus on high-end cocktails and wine.

Bend Cider Opens Taproom

Local company brings its brick-and-mortar to Tumalo
The name is Bend Cider Company—and while its formal address is still in Bend, the company's new tasting room can be found tucked away in the hamlet of Tumalo. Bend Cider Company opened the doors of its new tasting room on Wharton Avenue June 19.

Beer for the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and Forests

Crux is one of eight Oregon breweries taking part in a collaboration aimed at supporting the state's land trusts
Mountains, rivers, lakes and forests have long been tools to promote beer brands. Now beer is being used to promote them.

Drinking in The Cellar

Porter Brewing brings its cask-conditioned brews to its new downtown Bend pub
There's a new pub in town and it's freakin' awesome! Located in downtown Bend on NW Oregon Avenue, The Cellar opened on April 13 by the owners of Porter Brewing, Devin and Avara Roberts.

Heidi's Summer Beer Picks

Crushable beers to drink in the sun
There are SO MANY great summer beer options in Central Oregon to choose from. My curated list has new, unique brews as well as old favorites, but they all have one thing in common.

Worthy Brewing's Organic Farm ▶ [with video]

Add communal farming to the brewery's list of cool side projects
Visitors to Worthy Brewing can't help but notice the hopyard is looking a bit barren. It's not that the land proved infertile.

Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021
Ah, hard seltzer. In 2018, the Source Weekly went on a quest to find Zima, in an effort to bring back some of what was good in the '90s.

Cinco Cervezas for Cinco de Mayo

Instant fiesta: Just add any of these local Mexican-style beers
Isn't it loco to think that we have Austrians to thank for Mexican lagers? German immigrants greatly influenced non-indigenous brewing in Mexico, but the quintessential Mexican lager is a style more formally known as Vienna lager because in 1864 Napoleon imposed an Austrian-born emperor.

Easy Day is Easy Drinking

Worthy gives us low buzz with big flavor
I will start by saying, I'm not a "low calorie, low ABV" kind of girl. I like my beers to be like my husband: strong!

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  • Re: Drinking in The Cellar

    • In the text you say NW Oregon, in the address SW Oregon. The Cellar website…

    • on June 9, 2021
  • Re: Drinking in The Cellar

    • Shoot. Sorry about that!

    • on June 7, 2021
  • Re: Drinking in The Cellar

    • Fact Check: it’s the Eriksen Building, not the Erickson Building.

    • on June 5, 2021
  • Re: Heidi's Summer Beer Picks

    • Damian, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!! Haha!

    • on June 3, 2021
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    • Thanks for taking one for the team!!

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