Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fermentation Celebration in Bend this July

Isn't every day in Bend a celebration of beer? In July, however, things get a little more serious with the "Fermentation Celebration."

The party will take place July 12th in the Old Mill District starting at 5 p.m. Twelve different Central Oregon breweries will participate, although we haven't seen a full list of who is in. Not shockingly, Deschutes is included, however.

You can get in for free, but if you want to sample beers, it will cost you $15 (includes a Silipint and 4 ounce samples at each brewery's stand).

The winner of the Ale Trail Beer for a Year will be revealed at the celebration (more on that and how to enter here).

Get more details on the shindig from the Old Mill website here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Growler fills on the cheap on the east side

If you don't venture over to 27th Street very often, now you have a reason to go.

Before hitting a fellow BBBer's barbecue this weekend, I headed over to the Shell Stop and Go to check out the growler fill station for the first time. Improbably, there is actually a fill station in a gas station convenience store. Knowing that OLCC laws are kind of a pain, a growler fill station in a gas station seems kind of unlikely. But they do serve food there, too, in the form of Baldy's. So maybe that makes it ok.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. They have an amazing selection of beer for just $8.99 a fill. Which, if you're keeping track, is generally cheaper than you fill a growler just about anywhere, other than on special days at the breweries themselves.

Here's what they currently have on tap, according to their Facebook page:

Goodlife- Sweet As
Boneyard-Diablo Rojo and RPM IPA
Three Creeks-8 Seconds IBA
Cascade Lakes-Riverside Red and  Monkey Face Porter
Deschutes-Hop Henge-(soon Hop in the Dark)
Bend Brewing Co.-Metolious Golden Ale(coming soon)
10 Barrel-One Hop Wonder and Sinister Black
Silvermoon-Get Sum Summer Pale Ale
Phat Matt's-Kolsch
Rogue-Imperial Stout

Great selection, good prices. Do yourself a favor and get a fill there.