Love good beer? Love Bend? We’re two for two! 27 Central Oregon breweries so far, here’s the breakdown: Bend Breweries 18, Redmond Breweries 6, Sisters Breweries 1, Prineville Breweries 1, Sunriver Breweries 1, Cheers!
Est. 1988, Bend – The one and only “original craftster” brew pub, formerly known as Fish Brewing! Stop by the now two-story pub, aptly named “Brew 1”, that started the craft brew industry in Bend. Woot! Visit the Deschutes Brewery page.
Est. 1993, Bend – There are lots of great reasons to swing by the “BBC,” as we lucky Bend locals know it. The crowded and intimate space has a patio facing the Deschutes River – Nice! Read more on the Bend Brewing Company page.
Est. 1994, Redmond - Cascade Lakes has grown from a small brewery in a Redmond airport industrial zone to a brewery with several locations around Central Oregon – the best one being in, um – Bend of course! Read more about their flagship location on the Cascade Lakes Brewery page.
Est. 2004, Bend – Of all the brewpubs in the Bend area, none has a better live-music scene than Silver Moon. The Moon Room presents concerts by national and regional acts at least once a week, and often more frequently. Sound good to you? Then read more on the Silver Moon Brewing page.
Est. 2004, Bend – Most visitors instantly find McMenamins Pub on Bond Street, perhaps sneaking a peek into its basement, where colorfully painted brewing tanks occupy what once was a children’s nursery. Read more on the McMenamins Old St. Francis School page.
Est. 2006, Bend – Brothers Chris and Jeremy Cox, co-owners of JC’s Bar & Grill in downtown Bend, made a decision to brew their own beer. They launched the Wildfire Brewing Company in 2007 and renamed it 10 Barrel. Nice! Check out the 10 Barrel page to read more!
Est. 2008, Sisters - It didn’t take long for the Three Creeks Brewing Company to garner a strong following in Sisters, the gentrified country town northwest of Bend. Designed with an Old West appeal, Three Creeks is a family-friendly brewpub. Read more on the Three Creeks Brewing page.
Est. 2009, Bend – When Tony Lawrence launched his brewing company, he went straight to the “boneyard.” In different jargon, you might say he went to a used-car lot searching for a classic vehicle. Them bones are tasty! Read more on the Boneyard Beer Co page. Cheers!
Est. 2010, Bend – Dean Wise provides local beer enthusiasts with a community brewery that produces fresh, fine ales from his 1-barrel brewery, residing in a 250-square-foot “below grade.” Read more on the Below Grade Brewing page.
There are plenty of local resources that cater to the good beer experience! Sit back have a pint and check out our quick guide to beer in and around Bend. Bend, Oregon, has some kick-ass breweries! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there are great options for a good pint or two, or three! Cheers to that!
Est. 2011, Bend – There’s a European flavor to this intimate yet casual space hidden within the Phoenix West building. Although it has only 30 seats, including eight spots at a tiny bar, newcomers feel immediately welcome. Read more on the Brew Werks page.
Est. 2011, Bend – Since opening in a warehouse in mid-June 2011, GoodLife Brewing Co has become a neighborhood favorite, the cornerstone of the new Century Center complex on Bend’s west side. It’s also home to the Bend Cycle Pub! Read more on the GoodLife Brewing Co page. Beers!
Est. 2011, Redmond – Although officially not in Bend, Phat Matt’s brews some tasty craft beer from its warehouse-turned-brewery on the north side of Redmond. Soon, it will add a tasting room. Find out who’s behind the brew on the Phat Matt’s Brewing Company page.
Est. 2012, Bend – Paul Arney, previously a brewer for Deschutes, fuses an intense passion for old-world craft brewing and history of frontier alchemy to his brewery in the woods. Read more about Bend’s only “Steam Punk Brewer” on the The Ale Apothecary page.
Est. 2012, Bend – Former Deschutes brewmaster Larry Sidor partners with Paul Evers of TBD Agency, and Dave Wilson of 21st Amendment, to form a small-batch brewery with big, hoppy, malty, tasty – oh, and crafty, ideas. Intrigued? Check out the Crux Fermentation page.
Est. 2012, Prineville – Opening August 2011 with a great selection of regional brews, these guys tapped their very own pale ale December of 2012! Read more on the Solstice Brewing Company page.
Est. 2012, Sunriver – Enjoy a pint of Sunriver’s first craft brewery! Quite possibly the kid friendliest brewpub in CO. Check out the Sunriver Brewing Company page.
Est. 2012, Redmond – Stop by and have a pint in Redmond’s 3rd brewery, named after an epic climbing spot just about 9 miles north. Their tasty craft beer, food, and guest taps await, in this town just north of Bend. Check out the Smith Rock Brewing Company page. Cheers!
Est. 2012, Redmond – Ah, shady indeed – There’s little info on this nano brewery – I’ve seen few articles, blog posts, and actually ordered a pint of this brew in local pubs - it’s actually pretty good! Got something – share it. Cheers!
Est. 2013, Bend – A retired well traveled Navy homebrewer starts a nano brewery located in the lower east side of Bend and housed in a shed (now rat free) on 10 acres of rural ranch land. Check out the Rat Hole Brewing page. Cheers!
Est. 2013, Bend – Locals rejoice to Bend’s first full production brewery and restaurant on the East side of town! Check out the Worthy Brewing Co page for all the deets and to see what other “craziness” this brewery can lay claim to! Cheers!
Est. 2013, Bend - Dan Olsen, formerly of Deschutes and Lagunitas is the inaugural brewmaster of RiverBend Brewery. Check out the RiverBend Brewing Company page. Cheers!
Watch some Brew Tube, check out the Hop Map – and by all means, have a pint while you’re doing it – did we say that already? Better have two just in case. Cheerio!
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