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10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 1,163
Beer Avg: 3.72

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1135 NW Galveston Ave
Bldg A
Bend, Oregon, 97701-2431
United States
phone: (541) 585-1007

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @10barrelbrewing

Notes:
Previously known as "Wildfire Brewing Co."

Brewery Address:
62970 18th St
Bend, OR 97701-9847

(Place added by: deepsouth on 04-26-2008)
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Valley_Town_Sipper

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

While the Deschutes Brewery has the commercial stronghold coming out of the Bend, OR region, this establishment holds the quality card hands down. The beer is original, the food is completely worthwhile, the atmosphere a semi-low key while go-to destination, and it overall is a mainstay on what is called the "Bend Ale Trail". . . My family frequents the area for an annual vacation, and I can't imagine my stay being fulfilled without visiting the 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

04-16-2014 04:00:41 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
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elcrawl

Oregon

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

this was my second visit here. last time i was really hammered and don't remember too much of it.

came for dinner on a thursday night and the place was BUSY. on a thursday. i was by myself so sat at the bar. definitely a mixture of people here; families with kids, old guys, business people, young people, and some hot girls too. the bar is kind of weird; you sit inside facing another bar that is outside, which is fine except if you're by yourself it seems like you're staring at people across the bar. luckily there are tv's all over to fix this.

for as busy as they were, the 2 bartenders that helped me were on their a-game, kept my beer full. i ordered a lamb burger and it was AWESOME. one of the best burgers i've ever had, and that's saying a lot because i'm critical when it comes to food. a couple of the workers there also said that was their favorite item on the menu (my bro insists the fish and chips is the best he's had), although the pizza is supposed to be really good too.

i stuck with the ipa, they didn't really have anything else on tap that piqued my interest.

overall, this place is awesome, but be prepared to wait for a table if you're with a group. worth the wait for sure. and...make sure to check out growler phil's across the street, they have 30-some taps and its only about $10 a fill.

10-25-2013 22:15:04 | More by elcrawl
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

My first time visit to this brewpub. This place is the polar opposite of the Silver Moon pub.

From the outside, everything about this place looks impressive. Granted, it was a beautiful day in Bend, but on this day I just loved the indoor/outdoor bar arrangement they have here. This place is undeniably popular; at 3:00 on a Saturday both the dining room area to the right and the bar area to the left were virtually packed, with a lot patons standing near the bar with their drinks. There is also a sizeable patio area, which is also terrific, and was also very full on the afternoon I stopped by. There's something of an upscable vibe to this place (lots of good looking, young, athletic types in the bar area), plus they had several TV's in the bar area (all turned to college football games). Anyway, I quite liked the atmosphere/vibe here, and thought the bar area a great place to hang out with a beer.

As for the selection, I think they had 13 or 14 different beers on tap the day I was there. They run a lot of specials here, which made the menu a bit confusing, but I think they also offer cask beer here, as well as at least one offering from the sister pub in Idaho (if I understood the menu correctly). The servers were pretty harried on this day, but were pleasant and quick enough otherwise. 10 barrel has a pretty good size liquor selection, and a lot folks were ordering cocktails and the like. Anyway, I wanted to try something unique to the brewpub (the menu lists what beers are only available at the pub), so I asked for a sample pour of Pray for Snow and the Zam IPA. I didn't care for either, and wasn't impressed by them. So I ordered a glass of the Falconator RIS (served in a 12 ounce snifter for $6), which I liked a lot more. It still didn't wow me, but it was enjoyable.

Didn't order any food, but what I saw on the menu looked pretty decent. Prices struck me as a bit high, but given the trendy, upscale vibe to this place, that didn't surprise me.

If the beer was better, I'd probably come here a lot. However, I really wasn't thrilled with anything I tried here, so I'm not sure this is a place I need to come back to any time soon. There are plenty of good alternatives in Bend, so will probably seek them out the next time I'm in town.

10-07-2013 17:30:07 | More by johnmichaelsen
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loren01

Oregon

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

We went here 3 different times in a long weekend in Bend. This was by far my favorite brewery in town. They have a nice outdoor patio area as well as a cool bar that is open seating on both sides. The beer is outstanding, besides Boneyard maybe its the best Bend has to offer. The food is also great, we had the steak/Gorganzola nachos and the shrimp tacos as well as the proscuttio/chicken pesto pizza. The only bad thing for me was it it a little too kid friendly their were tons of kids running around like it was a goddamn playground on a Monday night and behind us there was a table with 6 kids and 2 adults that were not paying attention to them at all....thats not the fault of the brewery but I'm just saying next time I wont sit in the family friendly area I'll wait for a spot at the bar.

09-01-2013 19:50:38 | More by loren01
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colonelforbin

California

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$

10 Barrel has a really nice space, wide open with lots of outdoor seating options. The outside bar is unique and quite an interesting design concept. Otherwise, there are nice tables outside and inside, as well as a long open raised table in the middle of the main room. Was a bit crowded both times I was there, a weekday evening and a weekend day, but not too bad.

Beer selection was pretty solid. They had 11 or 12 beers on tap when I was there. Lots of hoppy offerings and some unusual brews as well, such as Swill, their radler. The stout was probably my favorite but I also enjoyed all the hoppy beers they made, and there were quite a few.

Service was pretty good, considering how crowded they were, was easily able to order a sampler from the bar and take it to a bench outside.

Definitely worth checking out, for the beer and for the general ambiance of the brewpub.

08-07-2013 21:11:06 | More by colonelforbin
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D-Stylz

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $

This place rocks! Great beer as expected, but the food is out of this world and for what I think is a cheap price. Service was fantastic and the outdoor patio in the summer was superb! This is on my must-hit list every time I'm in Bend! If you've not been here before I recommend getting the beer sampler and plan on sitting for a bit to take it all in!

01-22-2013 04:36:35 | More by D-Stylz
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BenHesk12

California

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Passing through Bend, OR for only two days, it was hard to refuse going to the Deschutes brewpub for a second time, however after spending some time at 10 Barrel, I am glad I did. 10 Barrel is in my view an ideal local brewpub. I tried the apocalypse IPA and the sinister black, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and flavor of both. The service here is quick, especially if you don't mind sharing a table with a friendly stranger. The food is above average for a brewpub, and was reasonably priced. After a long day of mountain biking or skiiing in the forests, this is the place to be for hearty food and great ales.

12-23-2012 05:23:10 | More by BenHesk12
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LornaLee

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

I really wanted to love 10 Barrel, but I just wasn't bowled over by the beers. Perhaps it was the three (THREE!?) pumpkin beers in our sampler, or the not-so-fresh-tasting Kolsch, or the fact that I was already wowed by my prior two stops, but I just wasn't feeling it, and actually found myself envying my gluten-free guest's Moscow Mule.

We did eat fish and chips, which filled the hole, no real complaints or raves from myself or the boyfriend.

What we did really enjoy was that we were there for the Pray For Snow release party. The atmosphere outdoors with the fire barrels, live music, and a friendly crowd made up for any transgressions that were felt inside. As a highlight, myself and my guests thought the Pray For Snow was the best beer of that stop and we enjoyed several in the great outdoors. I was further warmed by running into a long-lost family friend, so I do have warm and fuzzy feelings overall for this stop.

If I lived in Bend, I could certainly see becoming a regular, but maybe not every weekend. The beer is more than adequate, it's in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the service was appropriate for them being so busy. Worth a stop, but I wouldn't necessarily make it a destination.

11-29-2012 02:07:24 | More by LornaLee
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slander

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

On the heels of the XXIV and Boneyard sampler. You know, we’ll need to leave Bend at some point, just not yet, certainly not before lunch has been had. Navigated out fairly easily now that I’ve come to understand I Phone maps (I’ve been riding shotgun for 5 days now), call Portland, we’re gonna be late…

Low vertical plank wood house looking thing. We parked lotside, and opted for inside as it is, kind of, unpleasantly warm outside. Pushed past the crowd and set up at the end of the bar; gray bumpy concrete topped, panel front, piping foot rail, & seating for 9 on hightop steel frame wood backed chairs. 10 stand up individual bending handles (9 + a nitro) on the bar, a large handle affixed to the cold room wall on the end, aaand, today’s cask (‘cause Wednesday is cask day) on the bar next to the taps.

The barback is light counter space with some fuckin’ guy looking at me (I am most handsome), because it’s actually far side seating (below a pair of garage doors open there) for about a half dozen; 3 to each side of a center post. Corner shelving holds booze below growlers and shirts for sale, flatscreens on all walls, and drop pork pie hat lamps over the bar.

3 raised wood roundies adjacent to the bar, and then the main room; slab concrete floorings, and beige walls with a wood trim & ceiling with sound reducing boards for who’s kidding who? And into the main room, with its prep space up front & full kitchenings behind it. And seating; 3 picnic tables on the inside wall below a large horizontal blackboard listing tap selections with tap selections color chalked, 5 picnics on the far wall (some of them up against the roll up garage doors), and a raised banquet hall table for the share of a dozen plus down the center of the room. And one more picnic to the rear hugging the cold room; glass fronted with kegs, wood barrels racked, & 22’s.

4 tables outside to the rear of the bar in a space penned by alt vertical wood fencing of various heights, and 8 tables around the side running a ‘U’ around a fire pit stove with brickplay, umbrellas, & strung lighting.

Sampler of 10 (which was everything but their nitro & cask offering) on a steel stave type piece; slotted & numbered (“Mike Saw a Sasquatch” Session Ale, 4.7%, a Summer ale with a bit of honey, very easy drinking; ISA. 5.5%, their ‘India Session Ale’, dry hopped citrus, grapefruit, and floral; Apocalypse IPA, 6.8%, northwest style IPA, fruity, pine resiny, Horizon, Centennial, Amarillo, & Cascade; S1nist0r Black Ale, 5.4%, light body, and a bit of roast; Oregon Brown Ale, 6.7%, one hoppy fucking brown ale, pine & citrus; Jean Claude Van Strawberry, 6.2%, Belgian Golden, strawberry & Belgian spiciness; Smokestack Brown Porter, 5.2%, chocolatey roasty; The Blueprint Kolsch, 5.4%, a clean, easy drinking Kolsch; Double Barrel Northwest Red, 6.7%, a big sweety, citrusy, fruity, hoppy; Cynical, 8%, a Cascadian dark ale, Magnum, Chinook, & Cascade, a nice goddamn black IPA, say it! BLACK IPA!)

And what I meant by “Can I get a shorty of the (nitro) Oatmeal Stout?” was “Not a pint, please”, but I won’t embarrass the East by cowering, no. So, I’ve got a pint of the Oatmeal Stout, 5%, wow, it’s of the good; oaty, roasty, & smoooth. The only thing I didn’t get to try was the cask ISA. Beers in general were very good. Mike-Saw-A-Sasquatch, India Session Ale, Apocalypse IPA, Oregon Brown Ale, Cynical, & the nitro Oyster Stout were the best of ‘em.

And the aforementioned lunch. We split the sesame chicken lettuce wraps (sesame & sweet chili marinaded chicken, red cabbage slaw, ground pistachio, chopped cilantro & mint, sesame, soy vinaigrette, and unmanageable, wild & unruly fried rice noodles). The surprise was that they were ‘all assembly required’, as in, “here’s a lettuce shell, make your own goddamn lettuce wraps!” Interesting. Who knew iceberg lettuce held so sturdy. Very tasty, and then I took in the seared tiger prawn salad (mixed greens, mandarin oranges, snow peas, red onions, sesame soy ginger vinaigrette, with wonton noodles). Excellent salad, something in there was delivering some serious heat).

They don’t brew here, but do somewhere nearby. And then they, you know, bring it here. Service was accommodating as things they go. Cool, comfortable house (literally). Food was real good (gone fixed my head), and the beers were very much so up to snuff. I could have another, but we need to move if we’ve ever going to leave Bend…

11-20-2012 13:13:10 | More by slander
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flexabull

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Very cool and busy place on the west side of the Deschutes. Really open, with lots of outdoor seating.

Quality is above average, but nothing special. I've never been a huge fan of their beers, but they are drinkable and worth trying.

Service was good, pretty fast considering how busy they were, and helpful when we asked for suggestions.

Selection is good, they had about 10 different house beers on tap, good variety too.

Food was quite good, we loved our hummus plate (2 different types) and our pizza was really tasty.

Prices were comparable.

Overall, this is a really cool spot with tasty food, and decent beers.

08-18-2012 21:45:00 | More by flexabull
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10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, OR
91 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.