Rumors have been swirling around the Bend Oregon beer scene for weeks(months) about the possibility of Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company fame leaving the BBC to become the brewmaster at 10 Barrel brewing company. We sat on these rumors despite having great sources regarding their validity. It turn out they were only partially true. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Big Rig Bitter is a strong pale that is currently available in downtown Bend at Deschutes Brewery on Bond Street. This rendition weighs in at 46 IBU’s and 6.0% ABV. It utilizes Horizon and Crystal Hops for all of it’s hoppy goodness, which is then perfectly balanced by two types of crystal malts.
Big Rig has [...]
We at Bend Wild have lots of history with Deschutes Brewery’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale and therefore thought that it would be an appropriate first beer to score on this website. As our beer roots first began to develop outside of the Pacific Northwest, Mirror Pond was quite a discovery when I first moved to [...]