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Bend Breweries Turns Travel Writer into Craft Beer-liever

15 min read

We get it – not everyone likes the taste of beer. But forgive us here in Central Oregon for thinking that we can convert those people. We are the craft beer capital of Oregon, after all, and we think the beers created by our artisan brewmasters are some of the best in the world.

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(Actually we don’t just think that…we know that – as many Central Oregon beers have been recognized worldwide including Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair NW Pale Ale, which has been honored as “Best Beer in the World.”)

Put Jackson Hole Magazine editor and freelance writer Dina Mishev into the “beer haters” club.

“I hate the taste of beer. Never in my entire life — college fraternity parties included — have I been able to drink an entire pint without throwing up in my mouth.”

Several Bend breweries later, Mishev had a different story to tell. You can check out her piece from the Washington Post here.

Need more info on the Central Oregon craft beer scene? Check out our rundown of local breweries.


Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor manages COVA's digital content, media relations, PR and social media. He's an award-winning reporter and editor who has worked in newspaper and televisions newsrooms in Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas and Oregon. A former assistant golf professional, Ted still loves to sneak in a quick 9, but you're more likely these days to find him on the mountain bike trails when he's not spending time with his family. He's called Bend home for 17 years.