Boneyard Beer Company
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 1,816
Beer Avg: 3.99
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | $$
IMHO, the tasting room really shouldn't be reviewable. Given what it is, I don't understand how it can receive a good rating (though obviously, it has).
The tasting room is a small affair, consisting of a small bar area where you can stand and get sample pours of whatever is on offer. The first pour is complimentary, and after that it's a dollar a taster. You can also buy t-shirts and other schwag here, as well as growlers to go (which is the primary reason people stop by).
Boneyard beer is outstanding of course, especially their IPA's, DIPA's and APA's. On this day they had the RPM and Hop Venom available, as well the Funky Bunch, the Diablo and an habenero infused red ale. I don't think the funky bunch is anything to write home about, but everything else was excellent of course. Still, I'm just not sure why I'd come by the tasting room, unless they happened to have something on offer that you can't find elsewhere (the funky bunch wasn't available for growler fills, I don't believe). Both the RPM and Hop Venom are very easy to find around town, and prices at some of the growler stations in Bend are cheaper than what you'll pay at the brewery.
As for service, the two women working here were very pleasant, but otherwise, service consists of handing them a couple of bucks, and them handing you a taster glass. Shrug.
I'm a huge fan of Boneyard beers, but there's nothing particularly remarkable about the tasting room.
08-19-2013 14:56:08 | More by John_M
4.46/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $
A MUST stop while in Bend.
Atmosphere is basically a small room in the front of an industrial building. But, they have all sorts of funny signs, stickers, and crap on the walls. Plus, you can see quite a bit of 3 Floyd's swag which is cool.
Quality is phenomenal. Boneyard is making kick ass beer, enough said.
Service was great! The guy and girl working the front were super cool. When the keg of RPM blew half way through my growler fill, the guy just gave me the growler for free.
Selection is a bit small. I've heard this is due to the fact that Boneyard is doing so well that they are having trouble keeping up with demand. Still, they had specials on tap that were awesome. Suge Knight Imperial Stout, Rye Bourbon Barrel Aged Diablo Rojo, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Black 13. The regulars were RPM, Diablo and Hop Venom.
Prices are very fair, we sampled 4 beers and got our growler fill (plus the 1/2 filled freebie) for $10.
Boneyard has only been around only for two years, but they are killing it when it comes to beer quality. They might be my favorite brewer in Oregon, giving Hair of the Dog and Deschutes a run for their money.
08-18-2012 22:05:23 | More by flexabull
3.06/5 rDev -23.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | $$
This was stop #27 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here on a Monday afternoon to enjoy their beers. The taproom is located inside a small partitioned area of this pole barn structure that is located in a mixed residential and light industrial setting. The taproom has more of a feeling of a retail store that it does a taproom, possibly because there is no seating.
With only four beers available it’s easy to experience them without having to sit down, and then move on to the next place, which is what we did. The beers were brewed to style, but we had read a lot of hype about this brewery that we just didn’t feel was whet we experienced. The beers were good to very good, but none were exceptional. Until they are able to grow and produce more selections, we’ve experienced all that we can about this brewery.
06-27-2014 14:52:51 | More by Mothergoose03
Boneyard Beer Company in Bend, OR
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.