Love good beer? Love Bend? We’re two for two. 31 Central Oregon breweries and counting!
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 – 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.
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.
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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 – 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!
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. 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.”
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.
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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