Posts Tagged ‘Bend’

Good Life Brewing Celebrates First Anniversary

Good Life Brewery has a lot to celebrate these days. Just a week after the bottle release of the wildly popular “Descender IPA,” Good Life raised their glasses again to their first year in business. The Bend, Oregon brewery has enjoyed a huge amount of success in their first year, winning both the 2012 People’s Choice Award for “Descender IPA” as well as “Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale” in 2011. However, these awards pale in comparison to the outpouring of loyal craft beer lovers that just can’t seem to get enough of Good Life brews. Good Life works hard to involve the local community with Thursday night “Local’s Nights” as well as featuring a menu that includes the Best of Bend to add a local flair. It’s been a whirlwind first year, but we think it’s safe to say that we can expect only good things from Good Life. Cheers to one year, Good Life!

Check out the photos posted above from Good Life’s birthday bash and find out more about the brewery here.

Beer + Wine + Spirits in Bend, Oregon

Wanderlust Tours and the Bend Brew Bus has a new offering: “The Local Pour”

By Kate Mitchell

Now open to the public, this tour showcases the local breweries, wineries, and distilleries in an all exclusive package for $45 per person. The tours run daily at 1:30pm and reservations are required. Your tour guide becomes your designated driver as you stop at Silver Moon Brewing, Good Life Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewing Co., McMenamins Old St. Francis, Bend Brewing or Old Mill Brew Werks. Then you’ll head to Volcano Vineyards and either Oregon Spirit Distillers and Bendistillery.

Each stop includes samples of the season’s finest offerings. The craftsmen at every turn boast their knowledge of beer, wine, and spirit-making, and give you a behind-the-scenes peek at this ever engaging industry. This tour is sure to keep you toasting and laughing, and get you home safely. For more information, visit or contact Wanderlust tours at 800-962-2862.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House Plans Expansion

Even though most of us would love it if Deschutes opened an entirely new location, we’ll settle for not having to wait an hour to get into the Bend brewpub.

The Deschutes Brewery & Public House has been a staple of the Bend community for more than 22 years, and will be expanding to a new location just south from the original pub. The new two story building will allow for plenty more seating, an outdoor balcony area, and a private dining area.

Mike Cooper, director of food and beverage for Deschutes said, “This expansion provides the opportunity to better serve our customers and reduce wait times for seating. This also gives us a chance for some new exciting upgrades to create a better overall experience for our guests.”

Construction on the new space will begin early 2011 and we can look forward to a new Deschutes drinking and dining experience by early 2012. Stay tuned…