With increased capacity, Bend’s GoodLife Brewing has a big year planned as it announces its 2020 Beer Release Calendar. Last year, GoodLife Brewing added two 15-barrel tanks that has allowed its brew team to flex its muscle on new beers. The result are many more full blown beer releases in the coming year.
“We are very excited about the new beers coming out this year,” said Ty Barnett, GoodLife Brewing owner, in a statement. “Our goal is to always keep our brew team challenged and excited but more importantly to keep it fun! Those who have visited our tasting room here at the brewery in Bend have been really blown away with our tap line-up. We have let our fans be the judges for what to keep making more of through our Pub Exclusive beers. I, for one, am stoked to make some more of these delicious brews for more to try.”
For the past few years, GoodLife Brewing has had the opportunity to work with Garrett Dutton, better known for fronting the band G. Love and Special Sauce. This will be the third year of the partnership and will return with the collaboration beer that the brewery brewed with Dutton on in 2019, The Juice IPA. G. Love also released an album of the same name last year and will return to the Pacific Northwest to promote The Juice during the month of March. Therefore, GoodLife will be releasing The Juice IPA a few months earlier this year!
GoodLife Brewing’s Hoppy Life Series that is draft only will feature Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale, Oh Daaaank! Hazy IPA, Beach Life Pineapple Pale Ale, Evil Sister IIIPA, Pinot Beer, 150 Hippies Fresh Hop IPA, and Redside Red IPA.
When it comes to barrel-aging, GoodLife has a few beers ready for its In the Wood Series. Look for Reserve Saison, Apricot Wild Ale, Pinot Beer Barrel Aged, Big Winter Barleywine, Bourbon Big Winter, Bourbon Imperial Stout, and Yukon Cornelius Spiced Winter Ale on draft this year.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.