Category archives for: Bend Beer News

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 […]

Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale

Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale

Widmer Brothers Brewing is one of Oregon’s Brewing behemoths.  While the Ale thrives in Oregon, Lagers have played a significant role in Widmer Brothers success.  This beer, Drop Top Amber Ale, has hints of lagerishness, despite its ale label.  The labeling on this bottle is somewhat spartan but with a happy dog apparently hanging out […]

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, Calfornia

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, Calfornia

Blind Pig IPA is brewed in an affable, quaffable style.  At 6.1% alcohol, it isn’t exactly a giant, but we at Bend Wild have grown more fond of full flavor and low alcohol IPA’s in the last couple of tasting seasons.  Attractive labeling and text bring attention to Russian River’s unusual bottle size of  500 […]

Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company from Petaluma, California is one of those tiny little breweries that somehow manages to put out a huge number of different beers every year.  Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA is one of their latest big brews that is available throughout Bend in 22-ounce bottles.  Several of our closest friends have recommended this beer to […]

Hop Czar Imperial IPA from Bridgeport Brewing Company’s Big Brew Series

Hop Czar Imperial IPA from Bridgeport Brewing Company’s Big Brew Series

It’s hard to imagine that Portland’s oldest brewery could improve on their flagship IPA recipe, but Bridgeport Brewing Company just might have accomplished the impossible with the release of Hop Czar Imperial IPA, one of their newest beers in the Big Brew Series.   Although this is an undoubtedly big beer, it has an incredibly unique profile that […]

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

The Bend Wild tasters have had good beers and bad beers from Dogfish Head.  Unfortunately, most of the bad beers were the ones that we bought from stores here in Bend.  The only good beers we’ve ever tasted from this brewery were either drank on the East Coast or were transported directly from the brewery itself.  We recognize […]

India Pelican Ale from Pacific City, Oregon

India Pelican Ale from Pacific City, Oregon

This high-priced IPA from Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon has been one of our favorite beers for a long time.  Although it occasionally makes its way to the shelves of Newport Market or Whole Foods in Bend, it is currently only available in the Bend Wild corporate tap room.   Given Pelican’s ever increasing prices, […]

Firestone Walker’s Union Jack IPA: Finally Available in Bend.

Firestone Walker’s Union Jack IPA:  Finally Available in Bend.

Bend Wild has had a sneaker crush on Firestone Walker beers since we first tried them several years ago when one of our good friends smuggled them back for us from California.  Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to have their famous pale ale distributed into Bend under the super secret disguise of  Trader Joes’ Mission […]

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