Piloting New Beer

Piloting New Beer

Looking into Deschutes' new test brew system
I n the brewing industry, a "pilot system" usually refers to a small brew setup, run separately from the company's main system, used to create smaller batches of beer.

Joining the Club

In local beer, membership has its privileges
I t's Saturday afternoon and the largest craft-beer bottle share event in Bend is underway off Century Drive.

A Trip to the Cider Farm

Washington's Finnriver is a delightful excursion
T he concept of a farmhouse or estate brewery isn't new—places such as Logsdon in Hood River, Wolves and People in Newberg and Agrarian Ales in Eugene are local examples.

Rainy Skies, Hoppy Glasses

Bellingham, Wash., follows in Bend's path
I t's a typically rainy fall afternoon at Structures Brewing in Bellingham, Wash., and a native of Vancouver, B.C. is there, berating his city's brewing scene.

Beering It Up in Ballard

The Seattle neighborhood with 11 breweries in a day's walk
A s is to be expected in this region, Seattle has approximately eight hundred million breweries, give or take a few, ranging from the old and well-established, such as Pike Brewing's pub in the middle of the famous Pike Place Market downtown, to the brand-spanking new, including the hip and industrial-looking Cloudburst Brewing a few blocks down from the Pike.

Sunriver Brewing Company: Local winners at the Great American Beer Festival

T he big headlines for Oregon beer, however, were made in Denver last weekend.

Silvermoon Reopens

A nyone who expects the end of "the season" in Central Oregon to trigger a slowdown in brew activities around the region obviously hasn't been living here long enough—or hasn't heard the news from both downtown Bend's Silver Moon and the rising beer star just a ways down Highway 97.

Beer and Hardware by the Beach

Cannon Beach Hardware is where craft meets craftsmen
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Fresh Hop Mania

Breweries local and region-wide offer the goods
I n a way, it's a blessing that the Hood River Hops Fest wound up being delayed.

A Burst Bubble, or a "Correction?"

What two recent shutterings tell us about Oregon's brewery scene
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Festivals Abound

Discover German styles and fresh hops this month
A fter surviving the summer heat, wildfire smoke and the Apoc-Eclipse (seems like so long ago now, doesn't it?), all of Bend deserves to relax with a beer.

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