Where can I grab a local beer in Bend?
The options are endless and it seems that every establishment, from bike shop to book store, now offers beers on tap. If you are traveling with non-beer drinkers, don't worry, right next to that beer tap you'll find a kombucha or coffee cold-brew tap. Here are some of our favorites:
- Boneyard Beer: Voted as one of the top breweries in Bend, it offers a wide variety of flavors and unique brews. The tasting room is home grown, literally the front shop of a large warehouse. Talk it up with the brewers as you sample a flight.
- 10 Barrel Brewing Company: This lively bar rarely has an open seat but there's a fun vibe and a great selection of ales.
- Crux Fermentation Project: If you are traveling with kids, this brewery is a must. Kids can run wild on the huge grassy field as you sample the beers or grab a bite to eat.
- Deschutes Brewery: Well known and widely distributed, Deschutes is popular for a reason. Enjoy a guided tour of the brewery or head to the public house for a pint and something to eat.
The Bend Ale Trail
If you really want to geek out on the local brewery scene, pick up your very own Bend Ale Trail Map and Passport, which you can literally have stamped at participating breweries. Enjoy the challenge of visiting them all and get prizes like a pint glass and bottle opener. Pick up your passport at the Bend Visitor Center.