Earning the title of “Beer City USA,” Bend is undoubtedly a craft beer mecca, attracting flocks of beer lovers to Central Oregon in search of the perfect pint. In fact, Bend has the highest microbrewery per capita in the state (and the third highest in the country), with a brewery for every 3,125 people who live in the city!
The brewery scene in Bend is thriving to say the least, with a brewpub around every corner and new innovative breweries popping up all the time. Whether you’re craving a hoppy IPA on a hot summer day or a robust stout to warm you up after a day on the slopes, there is an expertly crafted beer waiting for you in Bend. Plus, each brewery is equipped with a variety of amenities and features to enhance your sipping experience, including fire pits, umbrellas, outdoor games, food trucks, and even a “hopservatory.”
To help you navigate the many breweries in Bend, we’re sharing a brief overview of each, plus an interactive map, so you know exactly where to go! Plus, you can create your own walking brewery tour by hitting up several nearby breweries in one day. Cheers!
10 Barrel is a well-known brewery with two locations in Bend (plus others in the country!), including a relatively new brewpub on the east side with an incredible outdoor patio with fire pits. Sample their renowned IPAs, pilsners, lagers, and sours — all brewed on site.
This vintage-batch oak barrel brewing company is classy and sophisticated, serving their delicious small-batch beers crafted with a unique two-year process. All of their beers are made in their Bend brewery using ingredients off their land or sourced nearby, and can be sampled in their tasting room located just west of the Deschutes River.
Bend Brewing Co., most commonly known as BBC, is the second-oldest brewery in Bend, dating back to 1995. Enjoy their rotating tap selection (featuring everything from ultra-hoppy IPAs to robust stouts) in their comfortable interior or out on the airy patio!
Owned by avid disc golfers, Bevel Craft Brewing serves beer flights on a disc, with lots of frisbee-themed decor throughout. The brewery has an expansive outdoor patio with picnic tables, fire pits, and plenty of food trucks to choose from!
This unconventional brewery started in an old auto shop tucked away in the backstreets of Bend’s historical district, and now has a new pub with a grand beer hall, a dark private corner bar, and a massive wrap-around patio with four fireplaces and outdoor heaters. Boneyard has 20+ taps pouring their clean, balanced beers.
Named one of the Best New Breweries of 2020 by Hop Culture, Boss Rambler Beer Club is a hip, relatively new beer destination in Bend’s popular Westside neighborhood, just blocks from the river. Here, they serve a variety of brews for every palette, from tropical hazy IPAs to cocktail-inspired lagers. Boss Rambler comes to life during the spring and summer, with an amazing outdoor patio with misters, shade and picnic tables aplenty.
What started as a hobby has evolved into a thriving small-batch craft nano brewery called Bridge 99. Their beers are made with eco-friendly methods and the freshest, local ingredients. Garage doors open to the patio with shaded high-top tables and food trucks on site daily.
The Cascade Lakes story goes all the way back to 1994 and has since evolved into a major operation, with their tasty beers available in five states along the west coast. They have two brewpubs in Central Oregon, including their large, rustic pub in Bend with two levels inside and an airy outdoor patio.
Crux Fermentation Project is a one-of-a-kind brewery built for non-traditional brewing methods, including decoction mashing, open fermentation and barrel aging. Crux has a cool, industrial tasting room with 24+ taps, a spacious lawn with an array of food carts, weekly live music, and incredible views of the Cascade Mountains.
The eighth-largest craft brewery in the nation, Deschutes Brewery is a well-known brewery with a loyal following — and it all started right here in Bend. Visit the public house or the tasting room to sample their tried-and-true beers made with fresh ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers, foragers and ranchers.
GoodLife Brewing is a tribute to the incredibly good life Bend residents get to enjoy — and their beers make that good life even better! Considered approachable and creative, each of their beers is crafted with the highest quality ingredients, including Northwest and select imported hops, quality malts, and highly prized Central Oregon water. Sample their creations in the bierhall or out in the expansive biergarten.
Situated in the heart of the Old Mill District, Immersion Brewing is a small, family-owned craft brewery that was named “Oregon’s 2020 Small Craft Brewery of the Year.” They create a wide selection of beers, from IPAs to ambers, and even some barrel-aged dark beers. The space is clean, modern and inviting, and is accompanied by a great outdoor patio with additional seating.
The historic McMenamins Old St. Francis School is more than a brewery — it also has a hotel, a pub, a movie theater, an event space, and even an impressive soaking pool. Located in the former Catholic school’s main building, the Old St. Francis Pub serves hearty pub fare and handcrafted ales brewed right downstairs in the onsite brewery.
This relatively new brewpub creates classic, timeless Belgian-style ales that are accessible, refined and smooth. Monkless was recently named the 2020 Great American Beer Festival “Midsize Brewpub of the Year!” Savor their award-winning beers and European brewpub fare on the Brasserie’s spacious heated deck, which offers unbeatable views of Bend’s Old Mill.
Oblivion is a small microbrewery creating innovative beers on their 10-barrel system. Tucked back in an industrial area, the tasting room is comfortable and inviting with barrels used as tables.
Operating since 2000, Silver Moon Brewing is the third-oldest brewery in Bend — and they have continued to impress over the decades with forward-thinking beers and a quirky, lively atmosphere. Their outdoor space is immaculate, with fire pits, shade sails, twinkling string lights, and a variety of seating options, from benches to high-top tables.
With a location in Bend’s industrial southeast side and a tasting room in the heart of downtown, Spider City is a women-owned brewery known for their experimental ales and fruit-forward kettle sours. But their two locations have all types of beers for every taste, including pale ales, sessions, IPAs, sours, stouts and more.
This family-owned operation originally began in The Village at Sunriver as a pub that served great food and brewed its own beer. Since Sunriver Brewing Co.’s official launch in 2012, demand for their beer increased and they continued to expand production to meet the demand. Stop by their locations in Sunriver or Bend (with a second Bend location coming soon!) to taste their renowned beers, which includes their awesome year-round, seasonal and limited release options.
Operating under the mantra “Earth first, beer second,” Worthy Brewing is a solar-powered brewery focused on sustainability in every aspect of their business. In addition to killer beers made with local ingredients, this open and airy brewpub has a three-story tower called the Hopservatory, which has a telescope for viewing stars and planets on clear nights.
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