first_img on November 4, 2014 Email Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon Pinterest Author and The Brew Site creator Jon Abernathy traces Bend, Oregon and Central Oregon’s hoppy history from early settlement to the present day, sharing the stories behind its most famous breweries and the communities that have fostered the industry. Book launch events scheduled throughout November.With more breweries per capita than any other Oregon city, Bend is a beer mecca. Prior to Prohibition, the state had a burgeoning brewing industry and plenty of saloons to cater to the needs of the hardy frontiersmen who settled Central Oregon.The teetotaling ’20s brought all that to a screeching halt. Fifty years later, the arrival of pioneers like Deschutes Brewery and Bend Brewing Company breathed new life into Bend’s beer and brought about the booming industry for which the area is known today.Local Book Launch EventsSilver Moon Brewing – November 6, 5-8 pm (24 NW Greenwood Ave, BendDes Chutes Historical Society – November 7, 6:30pm (129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend)Rat Hole Brew Pub – November 29, 7pm (84 SW Upper Terrace Dr #108, Bend)Broken Top Bottle Shop – December 16, 7 pm (1740 NW Pence Ln #1, Bend)Abernathy has been blogging about craft beer for more than a decade and drinking and homebrewing it for far longer. Having grown up in Central Oregon, Jon went to school in Spokane, Washington, graduating from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in French and ultimately began working in the computer industry as a web developer after returning to Bend.Blogging was a natural outlet for a web developer with a love of writing (and beer) and in 2004 Jon launched The Brew Site, a blog dedicated to all things beer and brewing. The blog has gone on to become the longest-running American beer blog and has documented the change and rapid growth that has characterized the Bend and Central Oregon brewing Tumblr By CBN Twittercenter_img Google+ LinkedIn Share. E-Headlines Facebook 0last_img

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