I don't live in Bend, so I can't comment on the level of publicity they receive there. All I know is that out of all the new breweries in Bend in the last 8 years, they are second only to Boneyard. It seems as though they have a more refined system and execution of their beer, so I think they will surpass Boneyard in terms of style diversity very soon. It usually takes breweries a lot longer to make beer of that caliber - I'm looking forward to what they have in store for 2013. Hopefully it's more BA stuff given his performance in the 8 years at Deschutes. I also have a soft spot for Bend Brewing. I've recommended people go there for a taste of Bend as it used to be - simple, good beer, great atmosphere. But beer geeks don't usually put it in their top 3 because only a few of their beers are standard-setting for the town.