GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier HallGoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier HallGoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

70 SW Century Dr
100-464
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States

(541) 728-0749 | map
goodlifebrewing.com

Notes: Brewery Tours are held Monday thru Friday starting at 4:00 PM

Bier Hall Hours:
Monday-Sunday: Noon-10:00pm
BEER STATS
Average:
3.94
Beers:
24
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
1,010
PLACE STATS
Average:
4
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
10%
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Reviews by John_M:
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John_M from Oregon

3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped by the brewpub right at opening bell on Sunday.

Not really a lot to the bier hall I thought. It's pretty minimalistic from a decor standpoint, with some large picnic tables and a few tables and chairs in the modest size hall. There's also a bar area straight back from the door, holding roughly 10 seats or so, and where I sat on this Sunday morning. The brewery and bottling/canning line seemed to take up most of the space, but no matter... it was a comfortable enough spot to hang our with a beer or three.

On this particular day, they had 9 beers on tap (the brown ale had just blown), which consisted of 4 core beers and 5 seasonals. I got the seasonal sampler plate, which was a bargain at $8 (served in 4 or 5 ounce sample glasses). On the other hand, I wasn't particularly "wowed" by any of the seasonals, though I did enjoy the pass stout, aged in syrah barrels. None of the others I sampled were terrible, but I just wasn't thrilld by the kriek, the evil sister, the belgian pale ale or the imperial scottish ale. I got a glass of fresh descender as a palate clenser, and frankly, it was far better then any of the seasonals (IMHO). The descender continues to be the best beer I've had from these guys, by far.

As for service, it was pretty good. The young woman serving me was pleasant, friendly and quick with a drink (even though a fairly good size crowd was on hand shortly after opening). Prices were also pretty reasonable I thought. In addition to the sampler, my 10 ounce glass of descender was a paltry $3.25 (as I recall).

I had just eaten before arriving, so (unforatunately) I couldn't order anything off the menu. However, the wings and bacon jalalpeno bites sounded delish, and I'll definitely order one or both next time in town.

While I wasn't hugely impressed by any of the limited release beers I tried, I'm a big enough descender fan that I'd still make this a must stop on any future visits to Bend. Fresh descender.... mmm....

Aug 19, 2013
More User Reviews:
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chrisjws from California

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Oct 27, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

a very cool place in a part of town thats quite densely populated with breweries, which i guess is all of bend, but they seem particularly well packed in over here. we walked a few doors down from ale apothecary to check it out. the place is great, a big warehouse compound set off the road with some cool outside space, a patio area and a sort of courtyard where a bunch of other businesses exist, looked like a small venue back there too. inside its a classic taproom with a long bar, garage doors letting in lots of light and probably a nice breeze on a warmer day, high ceilings and very spacious feeling, and with enough high tables to seat a fair few people, it was packed and loud when i was in. you can see the tanks from one side of the bar looking back through a window there. i get when a place is busy and it takes a few minutes to get a beer, but the service in here was appalling. if there beer wasnt so good, it might have ruined the experience. there were three or four bartenders back there just joking around, flirting with each other, and goofing off without paying any attention to the bar. i had to be standing there for ten minutes in the place it looks like you are supposed to order beer from. i finally had to call out to them, and was greeted with a sort of annoyed vibe, which made no sense to me, really need to get some training or something in here, i can tolerate slow, but this was just lazy and bad. everyone hanging out was low key, and the place was cool otherwise. we sat outside with an excellent wet hopped pale and a unique lager with tangerine and tea in it made for their anniversary. the beers were excellent, building on what i knew about their stuff before we went in, i have still liked everything ive had from them. not as many new ones as i was hoping to see, but we found a few. they do food in here, but i didnt want to risk it after our service experience. im sure it was a fluke, and the beer was good enough to go back for, so definitely still check them out when you are in bend. they have a good reputation for a reason. this place is way better than my review will score it, i think service is weighted too heavily in the BA equation, but i cant not call it out...

Oct 26, 2019
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Big_Thirsty from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Aug 26, 2017
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shoretaxi from New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 29, 2016
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kingpin1010 from California

3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Sep 25, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.04/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Sep 24, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Sep 24, 2016
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

(#19 of 49) To start off, this place is hard to find. It occupies a red, metal building that sits behind other buildings, and the driveway entrance to the parking lot that serves all of these buildings is two buildings down the street. (I think it was next to a Dutch Brothers coffee kiosk.) Once parked, you need to walk between buildings to get to the pub's entrance. The pub has a nice arrangement and I like the vibe.

We chose to sit at the bar to try their beers. There are 20 taps, although 13 were house beers, two were guest taps, two more were on nitro (also guest beers), two ciders, and one kombucha. We ordered a sampler flight of 6 beers in order to evaluate their beers. All of the beers are brewed above style, but none made it to a notable level. Overall, we scored them at a B-minus grade.

I believe this pub serves food, but we did not see a menu or anyone ordering or eating anything, so I cannot comment any further on that topic. There was a sign there for Backdrop Distilling, but I did not inquire if it is an in-house business operation or the reason for the posting of the distillery's name.

Sep 17, 2016
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gefinley from California

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Aug 18, 2016
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natfiedler from Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 24, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 13, 2016
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M1gunner3006 from California

4.93/5  rDev +23.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Aug 11, 2015
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Aug 03, 2015
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cherche from Washington

3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Jul 02, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Feb 08, 2015
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DanG3 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Jan 20, 2015
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Citreal from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 10, 2015
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TheBungyo from Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

Dec 13, 2014
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LouZ from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Nov 25, 2014
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Serenity_Now from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Nov 14, 2014
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KevMo84 from California

4/5  rDev 0%

Sep 10, 2014
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GSchonauer82 from California

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%

Aug 24, 2014
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FB-Beersnob from California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Aug 10, 2014
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JoelClark from Idaho

3/5  rDev -25%

Aug 03, 2014
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall in Bend, OR
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