Love good beer? Love Bend? We’re two for two. 31 Central Oregon breweries and counting!
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.
Cascade Lakes Brewery
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.
Bend Brewing Company
Est. 1995, Bend – There are lots of great reasons to swing by the “BBC” as we lucky Bend locals know it. Their crowded and intimate space is one of the only breweries with an outdoor patio overlooking the Deschutes River – Nice! Read more on the Bend Brewing Company page.
Silver Moon Brewing
Est. 2001, 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. Sound good to you? Then read more on the Silver Moon Brewing page.
McMenamins St. Francis School
Est. 2004, Bend – Most visitors instantly find McMenamins on Bond Street. Perhaps sneak a peek into its basement as you enter the main pub, where colorfully painted brewing tanks occupy what once was a children’s nursery. Read more on the McMenamins Old St. Francis School page.
10 Barrel Brewing Co
Est. 2007, Bend – If I Were a Bro 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!
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A traditional German harvest celebration of food, fun and brews in downtown Bend, Oregon. The event spans two days with a Family Fun Zone, Live Music, Weiner Dog Races, Tricycle Races, outrageous games, face painting, contests, giveaways & more. Visit BendOktoberfest.com.
Three Creeks Brewing
Est. 2008, Sisters – It didn’t take long for the Three Creeks to garner a strong following in Sisters, the country town northwest of Bend, designed with an Old West appeal. Three Creeks is a family-friendly brewpub and a Sisters favorite. Read more on the Three Creeks Brewing page.
Est. 2010, 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!
Below Grade Brewing
Est. 2011 – 2016, Bend – Dean Wise provided local beer enthusiasts with a brewery that produced fine ales from his 250-square-foot “below grade” 1-barrel brewery located in his basement – can you say epic man cave? Dangerous Kate will be missed. Below Grade Brewing Archive.
Old Mill Brew Wërks
Est. 2011 – 2015, Bend – There was a European flavor to this elegant but casual space overlooking the Deschutes River. With a dedicated chef focusing on “brew pub fusion dining” they were serious about their cuisine as they were about their beer. Read more on the Brew Werks archive page.
GoodLife Brewing Co
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 Backdrop Distilling! Read more on the GoodLife Brewing Co page. Beers!
Phat Matt’s Brewing
Est. 2011 – 2013, Redmond – Phat Matt’s brewed some tasty craft beer from its warehouse-turned-brewery on the north side of Redmond. One thing led to another, and now Matt’s not so phat. Find out who was behind the brew on the Phat Matt’s Brewing Company archive page.
The Ale Apothecary
Est. 2012, Bend – Paul Arney, fuses an intense passion for old-world craft brewing and history of frontier alchemy to his brewery in the woods. Previously a brewer for Deschutes, read more about Bend’s only “Steam Punk Brewer” on the The Ale Apothecary page.
Crux Fermentation Project
Est. 2012, Bend – Larry Sidor partners with Paul Evers of TBD Agency to form a small-batch brewery with big, hoppy, malty, tasty – oh, and crafty, ideas. Intrigued? Check out what the former brewer for Deschutes has in store on the Crux Fermentation page.
Ochoco Brewing Company
Est. 2012 – 2020, Prineville – Opened August 2011 “Solstice Brewing” tapped their very own pale ale December of 2012! After a rebrand in 2015, they continued to have a good variety of craft brews. Closed in October – Lack of traffic due to COVID-19. Read more on the Ochoco Brewing Company page.
Sunriver Brewing Company
Est. 2012, Sunriver – Enjoy a pint of this resort town’s first craft brewery – quite possibly the kid friendliest brewpub in Central Oregon. With multiple awards for their delicious brew, you can also pull up a stool at their Bend Pub location. Check out the Sunriver Brewing Company page.
Smith Rock Brewing
Est. 2012 – 2019, Redmond – You could have stopped by and had a pint in Redmond’s 3rd brewery named after a climbing spot just about 9 miles north. Their craft beer, food, and guest taps awaited you, but things got ugly and eventually fell apart. Smith Rock Brewing Company archive page. Cheers!
Shade Tree Brewing
Est. 2012, Bend – Solely owned and operated by long time local Larry Johnson, Shade Tree is a true award winning “micro brewery”. With limited production and distribution, your best bet to pick up a pint is to hit him up directly. More about Shade tree soon. Cheers!
Rat Hole Brewing
Est. 2013 – 2017, Bend – A retired well traveled Navy home brewer started a nano brewery located in the lower east side of Bend and housed in a [rat free] shed on 10 acres of rural ranch land. Things went down hole. Check out the Rat Hole Brewing archive page. Cheers!
Worthy Brewing Co
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! Did I mention the Hopservatory? Cheers!
Oblivion Brewing Co
Est. 2013, Bend – With 20+ years of brewing under his belt, former head brewer for SLO Brew (now Firestone Walker) Darin Butschy slapped on his rubber boots and headed straight for Obilvion – in a really good and hoppy way! Hop on over to their tap room. More info coming soon. Cheers!
Est. 2013, Bend – Here’s a factoid – the brewery is named after this bridge in the Deschutes National Forest. More importantly, their beer is rather tasty, they have a tasting room, and have been known to set-up RC Car courses in the parking lot. Check out the Bridge 99 Brewery page!
Est. 2013 – 2016, Bend – Brew shop met brew pub met long time home brewer, in this short lived brewing venture from home brewer and pub owner. Although Platypus brews no more you can still hit up the namesakes Pub for a cold one. Bonus: There’s a Bottle Shop upstairs. Cheers!
RiverBend Brewing Co
Est. 2013, Bend – Dan Olsen, formerly of Deschutes and Lagunitas was the inaugural brewmaster of Riverbend Brewing Co. Although their pub is now closed, the brewing goes on at a most impressive rate. Check out the RiverBend Brewing Company page. Cheers!
Juniper Brewing Co
Est. 2014 – 2017, Redmond – Named after a tree you see pretty much all over Central Oregon, Redmond’s 5th brewery official closed its doors just after 3 years. For its short time as a brewery, the folks at Juniper were a solid part of the craft beer community. Cheers!
Wild Ride Brewing
Est. 2014, Redmond – These guys meant business by starting off with a brewer whose previous adventures include Kona Brewing and Laurelwood. Redmond’s 6th brewery has become a cornerstone to the downtown revitalization. Check it out and prepare for a Wild Ride. Cheers!
North Rim Brewing
Est. 2014 – 2017, Bend – Bend’s only brewery of 2014, North Rim Brewing crafted up traditional style Northwest Ales in addition to some Belgium inspired goodness. With various owner changes, and some missteps, its failures eclipsed its successes – the brewery is no mas!
Monkless Belgian Ales
Est. 2014, Bend – Two partners realize there’s a need for some Belgian brews in “Beer Town USA”, and Monkless Belgian Ales is born. From a garage up on the hill to the previous brew house of the 10 Barrel crew, Monkless has quickly become a regional favorite. Cheers!
Craft Kitchen & Brewery
ReEst. 2018, Bend – Craft beer met kitchen originally from 2015 – 2017, but with an all around reorganization they are back at it at a new location that is quickly becoming Bends next craft beer hub! Tasty beers and BBQ? Yes please.
Fresh Tracks Brewing
Est. 2015 – 2016, Bend – Former Old Mill Brew Wërks partner started fresh with another brewery. It was however a very short lived adventure, and one of a mounting number of breweries in Central Oregon that saw their demises between 2015 and 2017! Sad times in the local craft beer community.
Est. 2015, Redmond – Making award-winning NW Mexican Style Ale, Tranquilo Beer is brewed from start to finish with traditional Mexican music. What’s more interesting is that it’s one of Bends few breweries to not actually be a brewery. More on that in a bit.
Est. 2015, Bend – Longtime Bend resident and award winning home brewer starts his very own brewery! Although technically founded in a purpose built garage/loft net to his house in Bend, Kobold Brewing now brews, and has a tap house in, Redmond. Visit the Kobold Brewing page.
Est. 2016, Bend – as the name implies, Immersion is a one-of-a-kind family owned BiY (Brew it Yourself) facility/brewery/pub – and all around fun place. More later.
Crooked Jay Brewing
Est. 2016, Bend – Family owned and operated small batch brewery. More later.
Est. 2018, Redmond – Grab a pint and some moonshine while you’re at it. Another fun. edition to the Redmond beer scene.
Est. 2018, Redmond – Veteran owned and operated, Braveheart’s mission is creating craft beer that truly “tastes good and does good.”
Est. 2018, Redmond – Cask ales prevail in this English styled brewery. Prepare to get pumped up.
Spider City Brewing
Est. 2018, Bend – Spiders make the beer for – just kidding. Spider City spawned it’s name from a garage that may or may not have been overrun with arachnids.
Bevel Craft Brewing
Est. 2019, Bend – Professional dic golfers with a passion for home brew start up their own brewery!
Mystic Roots Brewing
Est. 2019 – 2020, Redmond – If ya liked krieks, saisons and barrel-aged imperial stouts you would have loved their beers.
Boss Rambler Beer Club
Est. 2019, Bend – It’s a brewery, no wait it’s a club – hold on, grab your Member’s Only jacket.
Est. 2019, Redmond – A brewer a finance guy and a chef walk into a pub.
Crooked River Brewing Brewing
Est. TBD, Prineville – Currently in Brew pub mode slanging a great selection of other breweries beer.
It’s about the beer! Beer me Bend uses the year a brewery first pours its very own beer for the general public as the Est. date. Pouring other breweries brew is great, and home brewing w/ your buds is great too. But consider yourself established the moment you tap, bottle, or can your very own craft deliciousness for the masses. Cheers!
A short list of breweries that are either in development or just rumored: Crooked Jay! 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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