If only I could easily impart to you the significance of this word to my time spent brewing at the Bend Public House.
If you are a regular to our pub, you have probably tasted or at least heard of Bachelor Bitter. It’s the local’s favorite. It’s the staff favorite. It’s the beer that must always be on tap or else coasters will be thrown at you if you dare walk through the bar. It’s heavenly on cask. It means something so significant to us yet so difficult to translate to others. I guess this isn’t too much of a surprise. Afterall, it is named after a single dude, followed by a term which most people find off-putting.
Bitter? Why would I want to drink something bitter?
Did you know that we give back a dollar for every barrel of beer we sell? That means the more you drink the more money we give to the community. In 2014, our community involvement program was able to reach more deserving nonprofits than ever before with a total donation of more than $285,000. This year we are looking forward to increasing our impact not only with our growing funds for giving, which will be $335,000, but also with the enhanced partnerships we are creating to help these organizations gain exposure in their communities.
To celebrate the official release of Zarabanda, our collaboration with renowned Chef José Andrés, we threw a party at one of his restaurants so we could pair this Spanish inspired saison with a few of his ridiculously tasty dishes. And since we had both Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery's founder, and José in the same room at the same time, we jumped at the opportunity to have them talk about their friendship, how this collaboration came together, and what this beer is all about.Cheers to friendship! Cheers to Zarabanda!
It's down right cold here in Bend this week and we are reminded of our super fun and WARM trip out to Tucson a couple of months ago. We took "The Kids" (Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale) out there for a week of beer events and to meet some amazing fans! While we were there, we had the chance to do a bit of exploring just outside of the city.
We know you've got your favorite Thanksgiving classics that make an appearance every Turkey Day. Why not spice things up a bit and make some new classics while cooking with beer this Holiday Season. Before heading out to the grocery store this weekend, take a look at these recipes!
It's official. Thirsty fans in our Nation's Capital can now quench their palates with their favorite brews from Bend, Oregon. Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA are now on tap in the greater DC area and we have a few parties lined up to kick things off. Our new collaboration with Chef Jose Andres, Zarabanda, is also on tap and available in bottles so you might want to check that out too! We hope you'll join us at one or all of the following events next week to help us celebrate this momentous occasion!
Every Sunday, we watch our beloved football teams go head to head in battle for the win! This gave us an idea of our own. How about putting our beers head to head in a battle of the hops?
(In the voice of a famous announcer)...
We're excited to announce today that we'll start selling beer in our nation's capital and the surrounding areas starting next month! After many visits to SAVOR and throwing a few parties at places like ChurchKey and Scion over the years, we're finally sticking around. The recent release of Zarabanda, our collaboration with Chef Jose Andres, also jump started the process since we had to make sure this fabulous saison was available in his restaurants.