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Mountain Rescue Pale Ale – GoodLife

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One of the many reasons we live in Bend, OR is the presence of Mt. Bachelor.   Snowboarding/Skiing is a great way to spend the looooong Winters here, and nothing beats a morning workout at the hill.  Three years ago I had an accident on the mountain where I fell into a powder covered tree.  I was just going to say that I sure wish I had one of these beers that day!  Cheers!

Style: American Pale Ale


  • 5.5% ABV
  • 40 IBU
  • Malts: NW Two Row, Melanoidin, Crystal 60, Carafoam
  • Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Pacific Jade

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Mountain Rescue @ GoodLife


Cascade Lakes IPA – Cascade Lakes Brewing – Bend, Oregon

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2/5 2/5

We love the Bend location for Cascade Lakes Brewery as it is on the way to and from Bachelor. The service is always great, however, we are not big fans of the food or the beers. We did think it was a good idea to give it another chance as we headed out on the Bend Ale Trail but still were not impressed. See our ratings below and let us know what you think of the beer.

Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale – Boneyard Beer

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3.5/5 4.5/5
Boneyard Bone-a-fide Pale Ale

Also Bone-a-fide soaps available!

We had our first chance to try the Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale from Boneyard Beer at the World Beard Championship in Bend last May and we were more than pleased. We have since tried this beer a few additional times and are big fans. If you haven’t been to their tasting room, we highly recommend that you do. You can also find their beers at several local restaurants in town such as Brother Jon’s and Jacksons Corner.  It’s more than likely they will be serving this brew or the RPM IPA.

On a mission to help Boneyard break another record of growlers sold each Wednesday we headed on over to pick up a growler of Bone-a-fide. It was business as usual on Wednesday for Boneyard as they had a tent and grill set up for serving fish tacos and the ever present line to fill ‘er up! We were quickly greeted by the gang who is always friendly and ready to share their tasty treats. After a quick chat and news that a new shipment of apparel would be arriving next Wednesday we headed out knowing we would be back next week. On the way to the car one of the brewers let us know he was still working on the recipe for Bone-a-fide and hadn’t quite achieved what he was looking for. I wasted no time in letting him know that not much change was necessary. Bone-a-fide is already on it’s way to being a classic Pale Ale from Bend, Oregon.

Sug Knite and Green Beer – St. Patty’s Day 2011


This year we had a great time celebrating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and ‘ol Saint Patrick, while tasting beers all over Bend, Oregon. What St. Patrick’s day would be complete without the lifting of Lenten restriction? With over nine breweries Bend could possibly be the perfect town to celebrate the occasion west of the Mississippi!

We began the day’s festivities with a Deschutes Red Chair at Mt. Bachelor. There is something about being so close to the actual “Red Chair” lift that makes you crave the sweet/bitter awesomeness!  After one down we hit the lift and proceeded to have one of the best days on the hill yet! The powder was deep, and the snow kept falling.  Apparently, there were hidden pots of gold scattered across the mountain. We had no luck finding any, though.  My childhood friend, David, was visiting from South Carolina, and I couldn’t have asked for a better day to bring him up.

After a few good runs, we headed back down the mountain and straight to Boneyard Beer.  We got a hint the day before when filling a growler of Armored Fist, that they would be debuting Sug Knite in their tasting room. Sug Knite apparently has an ABV of 13% and will literally hang you over the balcony and shake your socks off! Not only was it potent, but oh so very rich and tasty! While at Boneyard we had the luck of witnessing the first growler of Sug Knite ever sold! It really was like finding a pot of gold. At first there was some debate over letting so much of the precious darkness escape to a single pair of hands, but then we heard the OK from the brewers in the back warehouse. In celebration we managed to get another taster (limited to 1) and took a picture to capture this piece of beer history.

The crew at Boneyard were great, and I highly recommend you visit the brewery on Wednesdays for $6 growlers! Plus, the atmosphere is great, and allows for a quick taste or two, or three… After the thorough beating by Sug Knite we headed home to prepare for the evening. Little did we know we would be back for one more round of Sug Knite before hitting some other spots in Bend.

Bend Brewing Company


Bend Brewing Company is a local favorite, and also a national award winning brewery. Overlooking Mirror Pond River in Bend, Oregon, Bend Brewing Co. offers a variety of craft beers from their Hophead Imperial IPA to the delicious Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter.

  • 1019 NW Brooks St.
  • at NW Newport Ave
  • Bend,OR 97701-2018
  • Hours: 11-9:30pm
  • Phone: (541) -383-1599
Bend Brewing Company

10 Barrel Brewing

  • 1135 NW Galveston Ave
  • Bend,OR 97701-2431
  • Hours: 11a – 11p Sun – Thurs | 11a – 12a Fri – Sat
  • Phone: 541-678-5228
10 Barrel Brewing

Silver Moon Brewing


They will be pouring something special in the brew-house.

  • 24 NW Greenwood Ave
  • Bend,OR 97701
  • Hours: Tue & Wed $7 Growler Power Hour 4p -6p!
  • Phone: 541-388-8331
Silver Moon Brewing

Three Creeks Brewing


Brewery tours on the hour and the Brewer will be on-site with tastings and beer discussion all day.

  • 721 Desperado Ct
  • Sisters,OR 97759
  • Hours: 11:30a – 9p Sun – Thurs | 11:30a – 10p Fri – Sat
  • Phone: 541-549-1963
Three Creeks Brewing

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Brewery


Beer tasting and light appetizers. Brewers on site to talk and to see/tour the brewery.

  • 700 NW Bond St
  • Bend,OR 97702
  • Hours: 7a – 11p Sun – Thurs | 7a – 1a Fri – Sat
  • Phone: 541-382-5174
McMenamins Old St. Francis School Brewery

›› Status Update


We had an awesome Fat Tuesday at The Summit and Common Table #inBend! Boneyard’s Black 13 and Firestone’s Velvet Merlin on tap were some highlights. So much good beer #inBend!