Downtown Bend houses an assortment of award-winning, household name breweries, collectively known as the Bend Ale Trail. Among these amazing breweries is Boneyard Beer, a small, unfussy brewery making it’s home inside of an old auto shop. Read on to find out more about why Boneyard Brewery deserves a spot on your list of attractions to see in Bend!
Palate-Pleasing Craft Beer in a Laid-Back Atmosphere
At Boneyard Brewery, the brewery places an emphasis on maintaining a collection of hoppy yet well-balanced beers on tap. The owner purchased secondhand brewing equipment to brew their in-house beers—a “boneyard” of equipment from breweries around the country.
Boneyard Beer has seventeen of their own craft brews available in-house, and they’re only adding more to the list. Try creatively named beers like Hop a Wheelie IPA, amber Diablo Rojo, and the Imperial Cascadian dark ale Armored Fist. Try the India Session ale Skin N Bones, or indulge in the rich coffee and chocolate stout Backbone. Or enjoy the West Coast-style pale ale Bone-A-Fide and the sour and fruity Femme Fatale. Beers like Notorious IPA are ideal for those looking to get the most bang for their buck at 11.5% ABV. Coupled with notes of citrus, grapefruit, honey, and pine amongst strong hops, it is an outstanding drink!
Not only can you try the fantastic craft beer that Boneyard Beer has to offer, but you can also purchase a variety of men’s and women’s outerwear, glassware, hats, and souvenir items all emblazoned with Boneyard Beer’s logo as a gift for someone back home or a souvenir of your time in Bend. There are plenty of activities and Bend things to do!
The only drawbacks of Boneyard Beer are that tours of the brewery are not available, nor are bottles or cans of the brewery’s beer. In short, if you want to try some of Boneyard Beer’s delectable brews, you’ll just have to visit them at their location in Old Bend! The brewery’s address is 37 NW Lake Pl., Bend, OR 97701. You can also reach them by phone at (541) 323-2325, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Fun Bend Things to Do
There are so many things to do in the fabulous city of Bend. You can visit the High Desert Museum, where you can learn about the flora and fauna that are native to the Pacific Northwest. You can see some truly fabulous art when you visit downtown Bend. Downtown is a great place to listen to music and they often have outdoor festivals. The High Desert is a fantastic place to go hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. The river offers a multitude of boating options including canoeing, floating and white river rafting. You will find many businesses in town that offer classes, group tours and boat rentals.
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
Pilot Butte is the perfect place to get a view of the city and get some exercise. You can hike up to the top in just about an hour, where you will get a 360-degree view of the city. There are information posts along the way where you can learn various facts about Bend and the wildlife in the area. If you would rather drive up, there is a small parking lot at the top. Pilot Butte is a favorite spot for locals to start their day with an invigorating walk or run.
The Old Mill District
If you are looking for a great place to shop and eat in town, you should check out the Old Mill District. The district is located about three miles from downtown amidst the remains of the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber mill, which was once a major business in town. You will know the district by its three distinct smokestacks.
You will find everything from clothing to art to souvenir shops at the Old Mill. It is the perfect place to find gifts for your friends back home. You will also find several restaurants here that are considerably less crowded than the eateries downtown. Be sure to check out Level 2, which is an Asian fusion restaurant and bar that offers some inventive takes on both entrees and cocktails. If you are in the mood for seafood, you should check out Anthony’s, where you can enjoy the catch of the day in a quiet and casual atmosphere.
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