The brewery tour was top notch; Everything was laid out well and you really got a good sight of a fantastic working brewery. Guides were great. Free samples of BBXXI, Red Chair and some of the standards. Nice gift shop.
The Public House was a great place for dinner - good food, good service, and an enormous selection of small-batch experiments. Great atmosphere and located right in the heart of historic Bend.
Each is a must-see.
HIGHB4LL (81) Fort Collins, Colorado | December 4, 2013| Updated February 3, 2014
The tap house is attractive to the eye, but I felt that it left me wanting more from a place that is so heavily associated with good beer. In fact, it feels much more like a fancy restaurant than a tap house, even at the bar. Every time we wanted another beer or food, we had to go up to the bar to ask since no one ever came by the table. The beer selection is very good, having all/nearly all of Deschutes beers on tap at any given time (that are in season). The food also was very good, however the prices were outrageous for food. I think I payed $6-$7 for fries... Overall, this public house is not one of my favorites, and I would only recommend it if you are looking for a nice dinner with a good beer, or are a die-hard Deschutes beer fan.
Am a big fan of Deschutes crews--they’ve been so good for so long and continue to brew new and excellent ales. They tried to make this place feel mountain lodge-y but such a big room so full and noisy. Only thieir own beers but they cover such a range with consistent high quality there’s a lot to like. Higher range pub grub (& the price to go with it.) Friendly and informed staff.
Huge, slick, corporate style brew house. My first thought walking in here was Breckenridge in Denver. You can bring the kids but the food is pricey. Plenty of drive by beer geeks raving about Mirror Pond well, they’re on the right track i suppose. All of their regulars on tap plus the x-brew and two casks pouring sums up a top notch beer lineup.
They had two cases of Black Butte XX for sale to go in the fridg, long after every bottle shop in the Northwest had sold out. The beer is the main reason to step foot in here.
Big and new. Long bar with all the tap handles. Bar was getting pretty busy. I liked the coin toss to the copper tray behind the bar. Seemed many tosses miss and somehow kept falling into the pitchers below.
While Deschutes makes the majority of its beer in Bend, the Public House in downtown Portland makes some tasty beers of their own that are worth trying. Located in the Pearl District, this huge brewpub is located in the heart of many downtown Portland beer destinations. Beyond the front entrance and gift area is a very long bar with familiar Deschutes selections but some brewpub exclusives. The service was attentive and friendly. The selection is what you would expect, the standard lineup with some new beers to try. I did not have the food but it looked very good. The beers and food were reasonably priced. Overall worth checking out if you are interested in Deschutes beers and are in downtown Portland.
As a big fan of Deschutes brews, I was looking forward to hitting up their downtown Portland brewpub to sample some of their tap only brews. The building is very spacious and well-decorated inside and you can also watch the brewers at work. I came here for the beer but the food looked tasty although a bit on the pricey side. Highlights of the beer sampler platter included the German Hefe, Hop in Dark Cascadian Ale, Bee Gone Saison and Mirror Mirror Barleywine. A must-visit on any beer tour of Portland.
I wasn’t having high expectations for this place but it turns out that I really love it. Simple, modest, lodge-like aesthetic with a green stripey carpet and lots of wood carvings (which I wasn’t big on but they kind of grew on me). Food is on the pricier side but you get what you pay for and it’s delicious -- get the soft pretzel! Great selection of brews, they have their standards, usually one or two seasonal brews, and about 6 or 7 pub exclusives brewed here in Portland.