Strong brewery for approachable berliners. A really nice 3 year aged cherry barrel aged porter too. Everything else was a miss. Food did not look appetizing, so we skipped. Come for some bottles of Ching Ching.
Stopped by here on Saturday 6/26. I’ve been in here multiple times now, and I’ve always had a positive experience. They do 6 taster samplers, of which most of the Berliners, fruited sours, are very good, and their standards are decent. Service was good, especially given how busy it was, and the ambiance is decent - fairly standard brewpub feel with a view of the Deschutes River. Solid stop.
Visited on a Saturday evening. The place was full and after a short wait we were placed to the first booth of the restaurant so I couldn’t see much of it (or river views from the patio) and it looked pretty ordinary even ugly. Beers were mediocre and service decent. Even there was live music I’m not that convinced.
Pretty nice place down by the river. Some outdoor seating and a long narrowish bar and seating. They did a nice sampler of all their beers for 18$: a bit pricy but they were big samples. Very good service. All the beers were fine, so quite good, all clean and tasty.
Not as enamored with this place as much as others. Came recommended, and the location is great, but other than that, wasn’t really impressed. Food was ok, service mediocre, as was the beer. Nothing stood out, as opposed to Crux and Deschutes (right around the corner)...
Visited a little after opening at noon on Thursday 23/05/13/
2 roomed venue with a patio at the rear where we sat and soaked up some rays.
10 beers on tap, no world beaters but most were solid enough.
Place was moderately busy, friendly service, all 10 beers available in a tasting flight.
Bottles and merchandise to go.
Not a must visit venue if you’re on a whistle stop tour of Bend but if you have the time it’s a solid enough stop.
maekchu (148) Hirakata, Japan | September 12, 2013| Updated October 10, 2013
Fairly nondescript place along the river. Sort of staid, "granite" cinder block walls. Not very busy on an early Sunday afternoon. A decidedly older crowd than at most places in town. Three sports TVs, and "Dad Rock" (Aerosmith and Springsteen) on the sound system. Sampler sets: 10 5-0z. glasses for $18. The beers were mostly unexceptional -- fairly regular range of styles and not pushing things too far. Service seemed good at first, but then the server kept coming back every 15 minutes or so to ask about our food order, even though we said we’d come only for the beer, and she made a sotto voce rude comment as we were ready to leave. If you’re doing the "Ale Trail" thing, you need to visit this place. Otherwise, there are much better places to go in Bend.