Oregon: Day #2 — Beer in Bend, Oregon (and Perry, Iowa)

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Scott Finneseth capping beer. (Click to enlarge.)

To read other posts about Bill’s, Jim Eaton’s and Scott Finneseth’s beer making adventures,  click on the “beer making” category at this blog’s home page.  For background information about Bill’s and my Oregon travels in July, click on the “travel” category.

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Bill, Scott (furthest from camera) and Jim bottling Claim Jumper Steam on July 15th.  (Click photo to enlarge.)

Bill, Scott (furthest from camera) and Jim bottling Claim Jumper Steam on July 15th. (Click photo to enlarge.)

First, about Iowa: Since July I’ve been meaning to post about the steam beer that Jim Eaton, Scott Finneseth and Bill made.  On June 17th they began brewing it, followed by bottling it on July 15th.  Tonight they decided to name it “Claim Jumper Steam” since steam beers were made at the time of the California Gold Rush.

After I get caught up with a bunch more Oregon posts, I’ll post more about their beer making, including about two new recipes/kits/batches they began brewing tonight.

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Here is the front and also back of the Deschutes Brewery and Public House beer and wine menu.  (Click photo to enlarge.)

Here is the front and also back of the Deschutes Brewery and Public House beer and wine menu. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Now, about Oregon: After we rafted down the Deschutes River on July 18th, we asked other rafters, who happened to be Bend, Oregon, natives, for a brewpub recommendation for lunch.  Without hesitation they recommended the Deschutes Brewery and Public House in Bend.  A Portland friend of ours, as well as our Frommer’s and Moon travel books, recommended the same brewpub.

IMG_8527 Widmer 1000At the Deschutes Brewery and Public House Bill had his favorite beer of the trip…the Headless Horseman Black IPA.  I had a wheat beer, but throughout the trip stuck mainly with the Widmer Hefeweizen, since it was the wheat beer most widely available.  (I didn’t realize until after our trip that the Widmer Hefeweizen, brewed in Portland, is also available in Iowa.)

(Click here to go to this blog’s home page.  The next post, probably about Oregon, will be late in the weekend or on Monday…I think!)

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One Response to “Oregon: Day #2 — Beer in Bend, Oregon (and Perry, Iowa)”

  1. Peg Says:

    Deschutes River rafting, Deschutes Brewery and Public House, Headless Horseman Black, And Claim Jumper Steam! Ahhhhh, it just doesn’t get much better than this! What a GREAT tiime you must have had! And mega-kudos to your name-creating men! 🙂

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