The Eclipse: Another Excuse for Good Beer

The Eclipse: Another Excuse for Good Beer

Brews to go with the week's once-in-a-lifetime theme—plus Redmond Brewfest!
Just in case this is the first piece of media readers of this column have seen all year, there's going to be a total eclipse north of Bend on Monday morning. It's a lifetime event, the first total one the US has seen since 1979, and—this being the United States, after all—companies nationwide are seeking to cash in on it.

Bend Brewfest '17: The Cheat Sheet

A few tips for making the most out of this weekend's bash
F or beer fans, August will be a difficult month to go on a diet.

Redmond's Growing Beer Footprint

Kobold Brewing's new taproom adds to a fun new scene
Y ear after year, Redmond is striking more of its own presence in Central Oregon, becoming much more than simply "not Bend."

Looking Over Ancestry

Portland's newest beer giant invades town
When the Blackberry Wheat from Ancestry Brewing is first poured out, the unwitting drinker might wonder if something is wrong with the keg.

Mexican Lager All Summer

Craft breweries turn south of the border for inspiration
Whole Foods' annual Brewfest, held in early July each year and benefiting the High Desert Museum, can always be a bit of a challenge.

Independent Craft, "Dark Side" Craft

Can a seal on a bottle change consumer behavior?
When you're buying cheese, do you purchase Tillamook cheese over Safeway's house label, or Backporch Coffee Roasters over Starbucks, strictly because you want to keep Oregon companies safe from international mega-corps?

You, Your Dog & A Beer

Where to drink with man's best drinking friend
It's July, summer's in full force, and for many locals stuck in workplaces while every vacationer in the world's hitting the river with their kids, there's only one thing in mind: When can I get out of this joint and IPA it up on someone's lawn with my dog?

Prowling the Dives of St. Johns

The friendly locals of far-north Portland
The beer scene along North Lombard Street, in the northern Portland neighborhood of St. Johns, is shrinking.

A Very Juicy Summer

Sunriver and Fort George join the haze-o-lution
Whenever a new fad comes up out of nowhere—whether it's fidget spinners, Hypercolor T-shirts, or any smartphone game ever—the backlash usually follows pretty quickly after.

Where Does the Water Go?

How breweries deal with tricky wastewater
For a growing brewery, one of the thorniest issues to deal with is what to do with all the wastewater—and not the kind people produce after having a few beers, either.

Gambling on Casino Beer

Nevada's semi-hidden & decent brew
Any Bendite who's ever gone on a cruise or stayed at a fancy Nevada casino resort knows that good craft beer just isn't part of the package there, most of the time.


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