So, the weekend was upon us and we did several things on Sat and Sun-Cinco de Mayo party(you don't have to drink Corona in Oregon-who knew?), King Estate Winery, and the Bier Stein.
Check out the Stein if ever in Eugene. It is a bar/package liqour store with the biggest selection in town. There are ten draft lines, a small bar, and several High top tables. Then there are rows of coolers packed with beers from around the world(they may be up to around 800 different beers). The best part is that you can grab a beer from the cooler and either take it to go or sit down and tip it back with a friend. Chip Hardy is doing some great things in Eugene.
Monday was our trip into the mountains toward Bend. We were going to Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon where a good friend of Matt Lee's (former FSBC assistant)-Evan Taylor-brews, and Bend Brewing Co.
OLD (50 barrels)
A picture from the hop cooler at Deschutes. They ONLY use whole leaf hops. This roomed smelled wonderful!
Paul, you lead a great tour!
These computers run the new brewery. A back saver for sure!
This 600 barrel fermentor holds my yearly production. Man we are small!
A couple of little men walking amongst the trees.
A bird's eye view of the bottling line.
Everyone seems to have a hopback in the West. Must be nice.
Wouldn't it be great to have open space in a brewery. Must be nice!