Behold — the Great Wall of Beer! Life is better with beer, and beer in Bend, Oregon is better than anywhere — ok, we’re a bit biased, but we’re not alone. Our town is known across these United States for its craft beer, in part because our pristine, melted-snow provides us with water that is a main (and seriously coveted) ingredient.
All around us are some of the best Oregon breweries, and we’ve brought all of this wonderfulness together in The Great Wall of Beer, a 60-foot dominant feature of our store (and, it helps hold the roof up, too.) Our beer experts have curated an over-the-top, knock-your-hops-off selection from around Bend, the Northwest and from around the world. So, if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Bend, wondering, “Where is the best craft beer near me?” Then get down here, pronto.
Our premier selection of 600 craft beers, in 35 categories, ranges from stouts, porters and pale ales, lagers, barrel-aged beers – and ciders! Yes, our beers list could be daunting, except that our in-house beer experts will guide you to find exactly what suits you best, take you on a beer tasting adventure, and suggest which beers pair best with whatever your noshing.
Oregon is America’s #1, bonafide, consistent leader for craft beer, whether you’re talkin’ breweries per capita, the percentage of money spent on craft beer, or the economic impact per capita of Oregon breweries, according to the Oregon Brewers Guild, a nonprofit association for the state’s independent breweries.
Remember the old “100 Barrels of Beer on the Wall” song you sang on the bus going to camp? Well, times have changed. Oregon’s craft brewers sell more than a million barrels in the U.S. and around the world, including shipping to five Canadian provinces and 37 countries, according to the guild.