Central Oregon’s craft beer and cider scene covers all corners of the region—and that includes Sisters, Oregon, a Wild West-influenced community known for its historic downtown near the foot of the Cascade Range.
The quiet community of 2,700 is home to two breweries, one acclaimed for true-to-style recipes and the other specializing in experimental ales. Cider fans, meanwhile, will find fascinating fruit combinations, dry ciders, and intriguing pours a short drive away in the community of Tumalo, Oregon.
So whatever you’re thirsty for on your next trip to town, here’s a guide to the breweries and cideries in Sisters, Oregon.
Craft Beer at Local Sisters Breweries
The community of Sisters, Oregon, is home to two breweries, and each brings a different flavor to the local craft beer scene—sometimes literally.
The city’s best-known brewery is Three Creeks Brewing, which opened in 2008 and has since earned acclaim for producing excellent takes on a variety of styles. Its FivePine Chocolate Porter, for instance, is crafted with Belgian chocolate—while the crisp, citrus-tinged Crowdpleaser IPA never tastes better than on a sunny summer afternoon. The brewery’s on-site restaurant dishes pub favorites, while its Western-themed bar (accessed via saloon doors, naturally) hosts a fireplace and a few televisions.
The newest brewery in Sisters is Funky Fauna Artisan Ales. The small-batch brewery opened in 2021 and eschews IPAs—by far, the most popular beer style in Central Oregon—for a focus on saisons and wild ales. Each of Funky Fauna’s beers are crafted with regionally sourced ingredients—such as wild yeast, Oregon-grown hops, and regional fruits.
You can also try a variety of award-winning ales and lagers from Central Oregon breweries at Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill, a family-friendly pub in the heart of downtown Sisters; the saloon boasts a robust tap list featuring brews from local producers, as well as breweries throughout Oregon.
Hungry after all that tasting? We thought so; for more on the city’s growing culinary scene, check out our page on dining in Sisters, Oregon.
Cideries Near Sisters, Oregon
You won’t find any cider makers in Sisters—but good, locally made cider is just a quick drive away. Head 20 minutes southeast of Sisters, to the up-and-coming community of Tumalo, for a pair of popular cideries that are just a block from each other.
Bend Cider Company opened in late 2019, eschewing the sweeter notes popular with most producers for dryer flavor profiles that let each cider’s fruit combinations shine through. Its flagship dry apple cider features slightly tart flavors, its huckleberry ginger cider boasts pleasing floral notes, and its mandarin juniper cider (crafted with Oregon-grown juniper) is a zesty treat.
On the other side of the block, Tumalo Cider Company prides itself on producing sessionable, well-balanced ciders that are low in alcohol by volume and pair well with Central Oregon’s sunny summer afternoons. In fact, apple flavors generally take a back seat to whichever fruits are incorporated into that cider; some of Tumalo Cider Company’s most popular offerings include huckleberry lemon, raspberry, and pomegranate pear.
Want to see what other beer and wine options you can find elsewhere around the region? Learn more about Central Oregon breweries and cideries.
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