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Boneyard Beer Company

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
3,954 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

37 NW Lake Pl, Suite B
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States

(541) 323-2325 | map
boneyardbeer.com

Notes:
* Tasting room hours *
Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

Added by beertunes on 06-27-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
44
Reviews:
562
Ratings:
3,954
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.21/5
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
84
pDev:
12.59%
 
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Photo of LXIXME
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of John_M
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.06/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I visited Boneyard today during my annual pilgrimage to Bend and enjoyed it. I was rather surprised to find that the place is all of about 150 square feet, with no seating. It was rather busy today, the Friday of a long weekend, but service was efficient and friendly so the crowd wasn't a problem.

Interestingly, they don't serve pints here in the tasting room. You can get tastes (I'd say around 2oz) or growler fills -- that's it. Still, the place has a great brewery vibe with a bit of a garage atmosphere. There's Boneyard swag adorning every surface of the taproom, and it's quite charming. They only had 5 beers available, but as always with Boneyard beers the offerings were delicious.

Boneyard is kind of tucked away in a corner of a residential neighborhood, but it's well worth a stop if you're checking out the Bend scene.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of flexabull
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

No frills growler/crowler fill room. Roughly a dozen of their beers on tap. Staff is friendly, but they're often quite busy, so there's not a lot of time for casual chit-chat. No pints; tasters only for $2 apiece. Metal/punk vibe with mostly 80s and 90s punk playing over the speakers. Beer is of course very good to great; especially their hoppy stuff. I believe they're opening a proper brewpub in the near future, which I'm very excited about.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This place was pretty disappointing. It looks like the whole purpose is to get you in and out of there as quickly as possible. They have 5 offerings on draft and you can try each for $1. Then you can either buy growlers or leave.

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Photo of Beervana
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of kingpin1010
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Highbury09
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of cherche
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of almostjay
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

Definitely worth a quick stop, but it's not a place meant to kill a day drinking beer.

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Photo of South2NW
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of stouts4me
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Stopped in here on our way to Medford, from Portland. Shot out from Eugene, the mountain road takes a while but the views are worth it.

Main reason was to get a coveted growler of Hop Venom; mission accomplished. Great stuff!

This is a very small place , but it offers a great experience, try beers , shop the merch, friendly service, good atmosphere.

Cannot wait for another chance to get out here, bought a taster glass, shirt, and a hat, too.

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Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev -5%

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