Friday, November 7 is the official launch party for Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, taking place at the Deschutes Historical Museum starting at 6:30p.m. It will be an open format event, where author and Bend beer blogger Jon Abernathy will be signing books and answering questions as well as conducting a short, informal talk following at around 7 to 7:30p.m.. The Museum is generously opening up their doors for Jon and visitors for the evening to allow folks to explore the exhibits and the history of the region.
“Deschutes Brewery has graciously agreed to join us for the evening, which I’m very excited about because it’s a great combination of Bend’s history with Bend’s first brewery!” says Abernathy. Deschutes will also be pouring a keg of their pub specialty Botanical Ale. Chef Rudy of Smokin’ Dan Brew & Q will be there as well serving up delicious food to pair with the beer.
Please feel free to share the details of Friday night with your friends, and to join us to celebrate the release of Bend Beer! And afterwards Abernathy and friends are working on an informal pub crawl to several of the locations where Bend’s beer originated (tentative lineup includes McMenamins, JC’s Bar & Grill, Bend Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery depending on timing).
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