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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 […]

Broken Top Trail. Central Oregon’s Hiking Nirvana!

Broken Top Trail. Central Oregon’s Hiking Nirvana!

One of the classic hiking areas in Central Oregon lies high on the flanks of Central Oregon’s Broken Top Mountain.  This gorgeous area is largely composed of high dry alpine basins peppered with mountain streams, waterfalls and wildflowers.  It is a stunning place with easy access to high alpine getaways that Central Oregonians crave during […]

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 […]

Shevlin Park Trails: Running, Riding, and hiking in Bend Oregon’s backyard trail system.

Shevlin Park Trails: Running, Riding, and hiking in Bend Oregon’s backyard trail system.

Where should I start with trail reviews for Central Oregon?  Well, from the beginning, that’s where.  Bend, Oregon’s Shevlin Park is one of the crown jewels of the Bend park system.  Less than 5 miles from the core of downtown Bend, this woodland park offers impeccable diversity, and it is all close to the heart […]

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 […]

Tower Theater in Downtown Bend, Oregon

Tower Theater in Downtown Bend, Oregon

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 […]

Monkey Face in Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon

Monkey Face in Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon

Monkey Face in Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon

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