Redmond is no stranger to the brew scene which has swept the nation. Central Oregonians love craft brews and the region has become a mecca for beer aficionados across the Pacific Northwest.
Today, Redmond is home to five homegrown craft breweries and a number of popular pubs and tap houses. One of Redmond’s breweries has even been at the epicenter of Central Oregon's burgeoning beer craze from the early beginnings, more than 20 years ago.
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company is Redmond's most established brewery. Having opened its doors in 1994, they quickly became known for such epic brews as Blonde Bomb Shell, Rooster Tail Ale, Paddleboard Porter, 20" Brown and more. They have even been called “old school”, which means doing things the right way and not bragging about it.
Since then, four other breweries have opened in Redmond offering their own distinct flavors and atmospheres: Smith Rock Brewing Company, Wild Ride Brewing Co., and Silvermoon Brewing have all made Redmond home.
Smith Rock Brewing Company opened in 2012 with eight guest taps, then quickly developed their own signature brews — flavors like Morning Glory IPA, Honey Badger Blonde and Misery Ridge IPA. The restaurant and pub has become a favorite hangout known as much for artisan burgers and specialty appetizers as its beer.
2014 was a big year for beer in Redmond, as Wild Ride Brewing Co. opened their doors this year too. Serving a large flavorful selection of fine craft beers, they also have an expansive tasting room and a patio that has become a popular downtown destination. Be sure to sample the outside food cart vendors!
Silvermoon Brewing’s beginning is firmly rooted in Bend, with a recent expansion of brewing in Redmond in 2016. Some of their righteous brews include, IPA 97 - India Pale Ale, Chapter 2 - Casual Ale, Get Sum - Pale Ale and Mango Daze - Mango Pale Ale.
The Central Oregon microbrew experience is sure to be a highlight of your visit.