Visiting Bend/Sunriver 2019

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  1. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    I forgot about Diablo Rojo. This may be sufficient and I'll likely make a stop at Boneyard to cure my Bone-A-Fide addiction.

    There is someone who will be on my trip who prefers ambers. I don't drink them much, so it's honestly hard for me to think of any.
     
  2. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Haven't been in a while (unfortunately), but in the past, I seem to recall that BBC usually had an amber on tap.
     
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  3. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Boneyard's Diablo Rojo is the only red I can even think of at the moment. It's not a style that I would ever consider drinking, they often just taste like nothing but raisins.
     
  4. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Wild Ride has a Red too, but I think both of these are more hoppy than Alaskan Amber or Mac N Jack’s (what I think of when someone says “amber”). Cans of MT Booming Rollers may be available, and you can pretend they came from Portland if local is super important.
     
  5. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Booming Rollers is super hoppy, as a heads up for your amber loving brethren.
     
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  6. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Perhaps you're thinking of Blazing World? Booming Rollers is Citra hop IPA IIRC.
     
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  7. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Thank you, Blazing World is the Amber I was trying to recall.
     
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  8. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    If they ever bring it back, Aurora is an excellent Red Rye IPA, if you're into that sort of thing.
     
  9. SeaAle

    SeaAle Disciple (334) Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    There's always Full Sail Amber. Might be as local as you can get.
     
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  10. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,837) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Need to bring back Cinder Cone
     
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  11. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Yes, this x2
     
  12. SeaAle

    SeaAle Disciple (334) Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    From Deschutes? They still make it. But it's a Red Ale.
     
  13. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    Back from my trip to Sunriver but didn't do too much drinking (relatively speaking).

    The cask of Spruce Sahalie at The Ale Apothecary is heavenly and the new Cherry El Cuatro (port barrels, not the cognac from 2017) was a big hit. I was also very surprised with the beer cooler at Jackson's Corner. Bottle of Ralph with my meal? Yes, please! Why can't I have this where I live?

    Crux has re-modeled since I was last there. I love the space, but not the parking. Next time I think I'll visit during the quiet hours.

    Boneyard's new pub is really nice and the current batch of Notorious is delicious. I am looking forward to going back. Didn't get to try the food, but got the Diablo Rojo and a Bone-A-Fide for myself.

    Sunriver Brewing (in Sunriver) used to be self-seating in the small outdoor patio which let you skip the huge lines if you were in the know... but no longer :slight_frown: Oh well, the Dirty Fries are still delicious and I'm always impressed with Rippin. Surprised that doesn't see more distribution.
     
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  14. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    I think that change must have occurred sometime back. When we stopped in last August, you needed to wait in line for the patio area as well (we asked, as there seemed to be several open tables on the patio, and our wait time was almost an hour for lunch).

    I'm not a huge fan of Rippin, but I'm clearly in the minority. My understanding is that it's their biggest seller (at least that's what I was told), and it's the favorite of all our friends up there. I see it on tap every once in a while down here in PDX, but it's pretty rare. We seem to get pretty good distribution of SR beer in PDX, so I share your puzzlement.
     
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  15. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Aspirant (252) Sep 11, 2011 Washington

    Last visit, I parked on the street up from Market of Choice and took a short walk to Crux via sidewalk and asphalt path. Worked out well; I think I'll be doing that often...
     
  16. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Heading up on Monday for work. If I have I pick one spot for dinner and beer what would that be? Been several times to Bend but it’s been two years since I have been.
     
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  17. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I like Jackson's Corner for both, but Brother Jon's and Brown Owl are worth mentioning too. For actual brewpubs, I'm partial to Sunriver's pub on Galveston Ave., but GoodLife, Boneyard, and Deschutes aren't far behind. PM me if you have other questions.
     
  18. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    I forgot about Jackson’s Corner as I’ve only been there for breakfast which alone is great. Boneyard Pub is a 6 minute walk from the hotel as well.
     
  19. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I really like the food at Jackson's Corner.
     
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  20. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Boneyard's food is good and more interesting than most brewpubs (chef is Filipino iirc and they often have Filipino-inflected specials).
     
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  21. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Broken Top has decent food, too, and a great beer selection obviously.
     
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  22. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Duh, so obvious that I forgot to include them. Best choice IMO, especially if you have any vegetarian/vegan/dietary issues in the group.
     
  23. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Took the wife, sister and her husband there the last time we were up that way. Everyone was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. Very creative/innovative as well.
     
  24. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    My issue is mostly trying to avoid vegetarian food especially when work is paying for it :slight_smile:
     
  25. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I was getting worried, was wondering if the spots mentioned were things head-n-shoulders above BT. Surprisingly in all my trips I've never hit the spots you mentioned... they're all on the list now!
     
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  26. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (275) Oct 15, 2008 Oregon
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    I know you said for dinner, but if you are looking for places to buy beer to take with you afterwards, I actually think the place to go is Market of Choice. Best bottle selection and taplist in town IMO.
     
  27. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    I've been there, it is a good place.
     
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  28. I_h8_clowns

    I_h8_clowns Initiate (0) May 31, 2018 Oregon

    you might try your luck at the new "brasserie" for Monkless. It only just opened this weekend. I have not heard about the food yet, but it looks promising. I think they are open 7-days-week.

    otherwise, in no particular order:
    900 Wall (CIA trained chef, decent but not vast tap selection. a well-stocked bar is not a bad thing, regularly voted one of the best happy hour menus in town)

    The bar at Currents at the Riverhouse (convenient if you are at the north end of town. also has a good happy hour menu. good selection of beers usually.)

    Broken Top Bottle Shop has already been mentioned...they get my vote as well.
     
  29. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    The food is good, though expensive (welcome to Bend!). We got a $20 pot of mussels (which, granted, was a good size) and the taste was excellent.

    The space is gorgeous, too. Bar will be a great winter hang, deck in the summer.

    Unfortunately the post you're replying to @I_h8_clowns is over a month old. :grinning:
     
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  30. I_h8_clowns

    I_h8_clowns Initiate (0) May 31, 2018 Oregon

    Next thing you'll be telling me is I should've saved for retirement and bought a condo in 1998 and I'd have some home equity by now.

    I'm late. I get it.
     
  31. guajolote

    guajolote Disciple (319) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

  32. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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  33. guajolote

    guajolote Disciple (319) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Yeah. I just reread the listing. Sounds like 10 Barrel isn't going anywhere, just the building is for sale.
     
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  34. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    Made a quick trip into Bend this weekend and tried out a few new places.

    Market of Choice is ridiculous. It is just not fair that you have 3 Fonteinen being sold at a grocery store and Hommage at that :heart_eyes: In my entire life that marks only the second time I've ever seen 3F bottles on a store shelf.

    Monkless was pretty nice with nice patio views of the water and old mill. Beer was pretty good too so I'm not sure why I've never tried them before. They offer bottles flights with two actual Belgian beers and one of theirs which I thought was a pretty cool idea. I think I'll do that next time I'm in town.

    Unfortunately I have nothing nice to say about Cascade Lakes.
     
  35. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    That 3F has been sitting, too. :slight_frown:
     
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  36. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Here in Boise too. I mean its moving, but still sitting.
     
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  37. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Beermongers still has magnums of the Armand & Gaston.
     
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  38. wasatchback

    wasatchback Devotee (423) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    In town for a few days visiting family. Been to MOC a few times in the past and while the selection was always good I was blown away by the selection this time around. Alvarado St, Jackie O’s, Fonta Flora, Highland Park, Hoof Hearted, Narrow Gauge, and some other random stuff.

    Was really only looking for some Heater Allen cans and sadly the Kolsch was rather old (or the date coder made a 9 really look like a 5).

    Pretty impressive nonetheless.
     
  39. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (275) Oct 15, 2008 Oregon
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    If you are still around tomorrow (Friday), Sunriver is releasing 2 barrel aged beers in cans, one being a mexican imperial stout, and the other being an imperial stout with coconut, macadamia nuts, and hawaiian cocoa nibs. Cans should be at all 3 pubs (sunriver, bend, and eugene)
     
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  40. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    @sharpski , any word if Deschutes will be doing a Jubel2020? I've still got a couple bottles of the 2010, so I'm hoping to do a side-by-side.
     
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