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Bend Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Bend Brewing CompanyBend Brewing Company
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 389
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1019 NW Brooks St
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States
phone: (541) 383-1599

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Reviews by jcalabre:
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3.2/5  rDev -20.2%

My family & I had lunch here last summer on a very nice day. We sat out on the patio & enjoyed our food & beer just a few yards away from the Deschutes river. The setting was like being in someone's backyard, rather than in a restaurant. The quality of the beer was average for a micro's, the was pretty good.

jcalabre, May 21, 2003
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

LouZ, Tuesday at 07:09 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

LoganMc, Oct 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

80x2HopHead, Oct 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

I stopped in a Bend Brewing Company on a recent pilgrimage to Bend. For the most part, I think it's a pretty good place. However, the couple of beers I had were OK to not-so-great. Of course, this could just have been my selections on the day I went -- the next time I'm in Bend I'll definitely give BBC another shot.

That being said, it's a great little brewery in other respects. A craft beer vibe permeates the place, and the atmosphere manages to be dim but friendly. I had a plate of nachos as a late-night snack and they definitely did the trick -- although there was enough food for a whole table of people on that plate. If there's one thing I've learned about Bend, they are not skimpy on food portions. Staff were par-for-the-course in this tourist town; friendly and ready to sell some beer.

flagmantho, Oct 17, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -12.2%

tweet, Sep 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

Dregulator, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

gefinley, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Chadlaw17, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

garciab03, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mooregrim, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MacWonk, Jun 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

This was stop #33 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here on a Tuesday evening to enjoy their beers and to have dinner. The brewery is located on the fringe of the downtown area in an attractive, stand-alone building. Finding a parking spot was an issue, but we only had to walk a block.

To go along with our dinner we ordered a sampler flight of all 10 of the beers that were available. Each of the beers is brewed to style, but most of them were just average or slightly better. However. There were some standouts, including maybe the most surprising beer that we experienced in our three-week trip. (Surprising because we are not sour beer lovers and this was the most sour of all that we had experienced to date.) That beer is called Ching Ching. Also notable were the Elk Lake IPA and the Scottish Heart Scotch Ale.

We enjoyed our meal, and then called it a day because we were beer’d out when we finished, and tomorrow was the start of the 4-day drive back to Michigan. We liked this brewpub and would definitely return if we are ever in Bend again.

Mothergoose03, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Will_Ludington, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Z_Anderson_0406, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

KStark, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

This was my last stop on the Bend Ale Trail. I left my wallet there, got it back the next day. The food,drink,and atmosphere was great. I'm going back soon I hope. I want to sit outside on the patio and enjoy some Bend sunshine and some more fine Brews. Recommend highly.

SonnyBoyRussell, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

NWHopinator, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Hobbit, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Wesdrummer, Jan 19, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

My last stop before heading out of town yesterday

Bend Brewing is located in what appears to be an old home (at least from the outside). As you walk in the side door, there's a small dining area to your right, and then down the hallway to your left is the main bar and a larger dining area. The small dining are seems warm and homey, while the bar area and larger dining area has more of corporate, high energy vibe. I perched myself on seat at the bar and happily ordered a hophead DIPA.

Beer quality here is pretty damn good, second in Bend only to Boneyard in my opinion. Everything I tried here was very, very good, from the Ching Ching fruit sour, to the Belgian style dubbel (one of the best domestic versions I can recall having), to the Elk Lake IPA to the Hophead. I think there were 10 or 12 beers on tap this day, and pretty much everything they make was available in bombers as well (including the Ching Ching and the Hophead).

As for service, it was OK. The bartender was apparently a bit the worse for wear (based on some comments I overheard), and consequently his focus seemed a bit off at times. However, he was pleasant enough otherwise, and I didn't have to wait all that long for my second glass of Hophead.

Prices were pretty reasonable for beer ($3 a glass I believe for my 10 ounce glass of HopHead), but a bit spendy for food (wings for $12, large basket of fries for $5.25 and large basket of sweet potatoe fries for a $8). I didn't eat here, so maybe it's worth the price. Grabbed two bottles of Ching Ching, a hophead t-shirt and I was on my way back to Eugene.

I'll definitely be back.

John_M, Aug 19, 2013
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Bend Brewing Company in Bend, OR
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.