In spring of 1905, Bend’s first fire destroyed the O’Kane Saloon and encouraged city officials to organize a volunteer fire department. In honor of that inflammatory incident, and the protection of our fine city by the men and women of the Bend Fire Department in the 100 years since, Bend Brewing Co. has brewed the special commemorative ale Axe Head Red, to be released February 1.
There is nothing timid about Axe Head Red’s brave, full flavor. Appropriately, Centennial Hops add a spicy, bittersweet finish to the underlying lush fruit tones, reminiscent of cherries and raisins. Simultaneously courageously malty and fearlessly hoppy, Axe Head Red is robust, spirited, and worthy of any hero.
Visitors to the brewpub can also sample the brewery’s five signature brews and wide range of seasonal ales, as well as enjoy a fabulous selection of lunch or dinner items from the restaurant’s menu which features sandwiches, pasta, seafood, steak, pizza, and delicious daily specials.
Bend Brewing Co. overlooks Mirror Pond in the heart of downtown Bend and specializes in fresh beers brewed to match the spirit, beauty and charm of Bend itself. Open 11:30 – close seven days a week and offering Happy Hour from 4 – 6 p.m. daily, Bend Brewing Co. is located at 1019 NW Brooks St. For more information call (541) 383-1599.