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Hop Trip fresh Hop Ale from Bend’s Own Deschutes Brewery.

Hop Trip fresh Hop Ale from Bend’s Own Deschutes Brewery.

Fall is one of our favorite times of year here in the Bend Wild compound.  Part of the autumn glory in Central Oregon is the release of a new batch of Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Trip, a delightful fresh-hopped beer crafted by the godfather of the Bend Beer scene.  Frankly, last year’s version of Hop Trip […]

Mother Lode NW Pale from Deschutes Brewery

Mother Lode NW Pale from Deschutes Brewery

This pub-exclusive from the masterminds at Deschutes Brewery is a direct descendent of Red Chair Northwest Pale.  For a previous review of Red Chair  Northwest Pale Ale and all of its elegant virtues, visit the following link.  Red Chair Northwest Pale.  Mother Lode chimes in at 5.6% alcohol and a whopping 76 IBU’s.  That is […]

Firestone Walker Pale 31, a hoppy refreshing California Pale Ale.

Firestone Walker Pale 31, a hoppy refreshing California Pale Ale.

This excellent pale ale is a standout brewed by the people with a “passion for the pale”, Firestone Walker Brewing company in Paso Robles, California.  This hoppy and balanced yet light beer is a summer blessing.  At 4.8% ABV, this “California Pale Ale” is very worthy of a 6 pack purchase despite the hefty price […]

Hoo Doo Voo Doo IPA from Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters, Oregon

Hoo Doo Voo Doo IPA from Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters, Oregon

Hoo Doo Voo Doo IPA has been a favorite of the Bend Wild staff since its genesis at the hands of then brewer, Dave Fleming.  The Three Creeks Website doesn’t currently have any information about Voo Doo IPA  but you’ll have to trust us that it is part of their regular line-up.  It tips the […]

Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale

Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale

The newest addition to Deschutes Brewery’s seasonal bottling line up is worthy of its own style classification, which is exactly what Deschutes has given Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale.  This 6.4% ABV “Northwest Pale” is one of several strong pales that Deschutes has been experimenting with in the past year.  More approachable and session-like than […]

Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes’ PDX Pub

Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes’ PDX Pub

This tap-only Deschutes beer has been in the back of my mind for quite some time.  A couple of friends of Bend Wild tipped us off on this hoppy, but approachable IPA  crafted by Cam O,Connor Of Deschutes’ PDX pub.  The friends of Bend Wild know that we are suckers for hoppy beers and they […]

Dry Hopped Saint Rogue Red Ale by Rogue Ales

Dry Hopped Saint Rogue Red Ale by Rogue Ales

Any beer bold enough to put “Dry Hopped” in big capital letters on its label better come through on that promise, and Saint Rogue Red does not disappoint. Bend Wild – Beer Scoring Scale Maximum Nose/Appearance 35 34 Body/Flavor 40 35 Finish/Mouthfeel 15 13 Overall Drinkability 10 9 Total Score 100 91 Nose/Appearance: A dark […]

Mission Street Pale by Steinhaus Brewing Company (aka: Firestone Walker)

Mission Street Pale by Steinhaus Brewing Company (aka: Firestone Walker)

Mission Street Pale Ale is a Trader Joe’s Exclusive Beer, and it is an absolute steal at $5.99 per six-pack.  This hopped up pale ale is a 4.6% ABV session beer that is brewed and bottled by “Steinhaus Brewing Company” in Paso Robles, California.  Hmmmm?  4.6% ABV?  Super hoppy?  Paso Robles, California?  Does that sound like Firestone […]

Axe Head Red from the Bend Brewing Company

Axe Head Red from the Bend Brewing Company

Shame on us for taking so long to evaluate any of the Bend Brewing Companies many fine ales.  Tonya Cornett, the now famous brewmaster at the Bend Brewing Company(BBC) has recently released her seasonal amber offering, Axe Head Red. Axe Head Red is a big bodied medium alcohol(our guess is that it tips the scales […]

Skyline Forest Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Downtown Bend. The ground work for a “Hop Session” Style Ale?

Skyline Forest Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Downtown Bend.  The ground work for a “Hop Session” Style Ale?

This is the first of what we hope will be a recurring column here at Bend, Wild, on site beer evaluations.  This review won’t be as extensive  as the ones we compile  at the Bend Wild tasting compound( it’s just weird to write notes and wax poetic about the virtues of a given beer in […]

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