I'm not sure if it's the best-kept secret in Bend or not, but free 4 oz. beer samples are available at Deschutes' brewing facility on SW Simpson. I'll be honest, whenever I have to buy a birthday or wedding present for someone, I swing by the gift shop there and have a few beer samples before buying my gift.
It's the greatest shopping experience ever.
In addition to all of Deschutes' classic beers, the brewing facility also has a handful of seasonals on tap. When I was there on Thursday, Jan. 21, they had Hop Henge and The Abyss.
As of Jan. 21, here's what is on tap at the Deschutes Brewery brewing facility:
- The Abyss
- Hop Henge IPA
- Cinder Cone Red
- Obsidian Stout
- Black Butte Porter
- Inversion IPA
- Green Lakes Organic Ale
- Mirror Pond Pale Ale