Introducing “Oregon All the Time: A Beer Geek’s Guide to Bend and Central Oregon”
Back in 1988, Gary Fish converted an old law office into a brand-new brewery in the heart of downtown Bend. I doubt he knew it at the time, but Fish’s nascent brewpub would forever change the region’s future and the craft beer industry at large.
Thirty years later, Deschutes Brewery is one of the nation’s largest craft breweries—by one metric, It’s the 10th largest—and the city it calls home is now a world-class craft beer destination: Beer geeks can visit 25 breweries within an hours’ drive of Bend, stargaze in the “Hopservatory” at Worthy Brewing, take cycle pub tours of Bend’s myriad breweries, refill growlers at the gas station, and practice their favorite yoga poses with a pint in hand.
You could spend months without seeing it all, so I’ve written a guide for those who’d like to try. Today, I’m thrilled to announce the release of my self-published travel guide, “Oregon All the Time: A Beer Geek’s Guide to Bend and Central Oregon.”
Drawing on interviews with every craft brewery in Central Oregon, this guide includes:
- Detailed profiles of all 25 breweries in Bend and Central Oregon — from Sisters to Prineville and Sunriver to Redmond
- Full-color images and easy-to-read maps (the latter via Calyx Design)
- A calendar of the region’s best beer festivals
- Information on kid-friendliness, food menus, outdoor seating, and more
- An overview of transportation, lodging, and other essential tips
- Insight into the region’s best taprooms and other beer experiences, including the Bend Ale Trail, Bend Beer Yoga, brewery tours, and more
As a longtime craft beer lover, I wanted to write the kind of guide I’d like to tote around Bend while sipping the city’s many ales and lagers. I think I’ve created that, and I hope you agree.
You can buy your digital copy for $4.99 (with all proceeds benefiting different Oregon charities) at the following booksellers: