GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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3.71/5
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier HallGoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(541) 728-0749 | map
www.goodlifebrewing.com

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

Bier Hall Hours:
Monday-Sunday: Noon-10:00pm

Added by cplants on 07-05-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
22
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
827
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
1.8%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

August 17, 1:30-3pm

Well, we WERE going to go for a hike during our last hours in Bend, but wife didn't feel like it and SHE suggested a last brewpub stop - who am I to disagree??? Got ever so slightly turned around with our google mapping but eventually found the big red warehouse towards the back of a small and new-ish business complex. Open garage doors to the main brewery face the parking lot, taproom is to the left, down a short path that includes a winery tasting room and an open area set up for an outdoor concert. The "Bier Hall" is pretty spartan, actually - the corner of the warehouse with the same tall ceilings and concrete floors. Decor is less 'beer' and more 'local/outdoors' - surf/ski equipment, skateboards etc. Minimalist, I guess. We sat at one of several long 'communal' tables, on the end nearest the breezy courtyard; a few tall 4-seaters and a half dozen or so stools at the bar. Room was less than half full...subdued vibe but for some cool classic rock at a reasonable volume level.

We both wanted some food with our beer, so I decided on the "Bacon┬▓" (halved jalape├▒os stuffed with bacon, cream cheese...and more bacon!) and S had the pretzel. Those bacon peppers had just enough heat and were really good (...despite my sweating scalp and flushed face - I'm a spiciness lightweight!). Really liked the molten cheese/mustard that came with it, but the pretzel was *way* too flaky & dry for us.

We visited Goodlife mostly for the beer(!), as my wife is a fan of their Descender IPA (canned & available in Portland) and I've liked what I'd had to date. 10 GL taps were on: 5 "regulars" (Descender, Mountain Rescue, Sweet As!, Redside and 29er) and 5 "Super Rare Offerings" (in celebration of Bend Brewfest): Good & Worthy Belgian Rye, Evil Sister Imperial Wheat, Pass Stout (Syrah Barrel-Aged), Scottish Heart (2011 Scotch/Wee Heavy) and Cherry Kriek. They also had Oskar Blues G'Knight as a guest tap. We both *LOVED* Good & Worthy - at 4.5% ABV, it was *perfect* for the warm weather and that plate of peppery heat; would gladly have this again and again! Mt. Rescue was solid, Evil Sister (sample) was very good. We ended on the Pass Stout, which had a robust red wine character - not alcoholic heat really - quite tasty. All in all, I was impressed with the quality and range of Goodlife's beers...

Service was just OK. As mentioned above, the room was half full at best and the 3-4 servers were sort of milling around at times, not checking on or engaging customers. We sat for a while waiting to order food and then again waiting for a next beer...and then again waiting for the check... at around 2:30pm, a brewer came around asking if we wanted to join a free guided tour, but our food had just arrived so we declined.

Glad we visited, would probably return. If anything, this reinforced my opinion that Goodlife is making very good beer. Cheers!

PS: Only one (unisex) bathroom in the taproom, but quite possibly larger than our bedroom at home - seriously it's huge! But maybe could have planned for 2 of them? It wasn't crowded when we were there, but if the room was filled, having only one toilet would be egregious...

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GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall in Bend, OR
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