Bend Ranked Among “Best Beer Towns”

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The secret of Central Oregon’s beer scene has been out for some time, and we’re consistently being mentioned among the top spots for creating good brews.

And while we strongly disagree with the label of “Portland’s little sister” when it comes to breweries, we’re happy to be part of USA Today’s 10 Best Beer Towns.

The ranking is deserved, we feel, because of the diversity of beer coming from the nearly 2 dozen breweries throughout the region. Each of them have their very own unique twist on craft beers. Not sure which ones to try first? Well, Deschutes Brewery is a good place to start considering it was where Central Oregon’s craft beer scene started. And to see how far it’s gone, check out one of the new power players in town, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Crux, Bend Brewing Co. and Cascade Lakes Brewing are also must-haves if you’re into craft beer.

Both continue to push the craft brewing envelope with new and innovative flavors that will hve you rethinking everything you thought you knew about beer.

Patio and Outdoor Seating area at 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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.