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
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States

(541) 728-0749 | map

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

Bier Hall Hours:
Monday-Sunday: Noon-10:00pm
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Reviews by slander:
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slander from New York

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Okay, so navigated in from directional landmarks offered up. I spy the US Bank, turn here, and now you go around back and wind what way, okay, hey, grain silo, a clue, a clue! Parked in the lot, Phil unloading his coffee from earlier sometime, and me lovin’ on an old Jeep Grand Wagoner (I would be so badass driving one of those). Okay, this is absolutely our last place, we need to escape Bend…

Warehousey building; don’t enter through the ‘brewers & employees only’ entrance ‘cause you ain’t them (Use the next door down, stupid). It’s an open industrial tasting room in a mammoth space, or off a mammoth space anyway. A pair of phat pieced slat beer hall tables running vertically & another pair running horizontally along side pointing to the open garage bay door here, and 4 raised roundies to the rear of there to another garage bay door.

A small straight pieced slat topped bar done up like the tables in the corner with seating for 7 on hightop chairs, offering views of, well yeah. Barback wall holds a 12 tap panel on stainless steel with 6 logo handles & 6 guest taps on a logo block. A mountainy mural done on wood plank fence like piece above, and glassware concealed somewhere (shelved below the bar). Pieced bar overhang with glassware dangling, snifters & wine glasses for Sangria. Soda & tea coolered on the end, and through the far corner lies kitchenings back there; starters, salads, sandwiches, panini, a few wraps, and desserts.

Concrete floorings of gray, beige walls over wood plank wall lowers, and a black ceilings with ducts & drop track spots. Ski, skate, & kayak prints about; mountains, rivers, snow, & water. Snow shoes mounted, a kayak over the windows to the brewery side, and a blackboard listing tap selections between windows on both ends. Shirts, growlers, bottles, soap, and other swag on the rear wall.

6 house beers; they don’t do a sampler so we had to drink big boy glasses. Luckily, it was just as described in ‘Drinking with a dirty smoker’, chapter 2, pages 23-26, “You can drink their beer when they goes outside to smoke, and they will do so often”, so I got to try 4 of them (Descender IPA, 7%, a nice goddamn IPA; Good & Worthy Belgian Rye, 4.5%, yes, spicy rye, Belgian yeast; Mountain Rescue Pale Ale, 5.5%, dry hopped, good hoppy bitterness; 29er India Brown Ale, 5.5%, nice maltiness, roasty chocolate, good hop bite), but I didn’t get at the other 2 (Sweet As Pacific Ale, 6%; Sweet As Belgian, 6%). And then 6 guest taps; 4 of them American craft beer selections (Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout, Full Sail Berliner Weisse, Rogue First Growth Dirtoir Black Lager, Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red), the remainders being a sole import (Radeberger Pils), and the Magmita Sangria. Okay, sure, yeah, a pinch of the Full Sail Berliner unsolicited is in order, thank you. Of the 4 house beers I tried, the Mountain Rescue Pale Ale & 29er India Brown Ale were the best of ‘em.

It’s like a cool little courtyard off to one side of the complex; sharing some space with a theatre pub, coffee shop, & wine maker/shop; they are in a cluster of good. And they’ve got an outside lawn space of badass around the bend, with 10 tables, a fire pit, & a small bar. It looks like they’re grilling corn. I like grilled corn.

Not a pretty brewpub, but it’s all about the beer, I suppose. And really, it’s more a functional brewery with an afterthought of a tasting room if I had to guess. I mean, you can look out into the brewery side from the tasting room; they’ve got a lot of space to grow into. Bocce & cornhole play on weeknights, and a pool table in the big room where the brewery lives. Hey, seems they’ve got a few bottled 22’s for sale (Mountain Rescue Pale Ale & Descender IPA).

A couple of decent beers, inked cute girls and good tunes; Clapton, Eagles, Beatles, and a pretty kickin’ acoustic Petty ‘Learnin’ to Fly’; makes for a pretty good afternoon. Okay, Phil, drink up. We need to be making tracks for Portland...

Nov 20, 2012
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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