Just like rivers, beer is essential to Central Oregon's culture. Our local brewers have stepped up and joined the celebration! Stay tuned to this page to learn where to find all of the beers named in honor of this historic celebration.
The Last Beer of the Year is Here
12/4/2018 - It's here! The final beer of the year honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Make sure to visit our friends at Immersion Brewing and order a pint of Day Use Pale Ale (ABV 5.5%, IBU 45. The full hop aroma and flavor of this pale ale is only slightly subdued by an addition of flaked oats. Light and hoppy to fulfill beer lovers’ dream. Named to honor the Deschutes River and the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Thanks Immersion!
Ochoco Has Wild and Scenic Beer #2
11/1/2018 - Ochoco Brewing is Pouring Wild and Scenic Beer #2! Way back in March of 2018 Joe Barker brewed about 15 kegs of beer at the brewery on the Madras Highway and began selling it as Wild and Scenic Wheat. When brewing the batch, he put about a quarter of it into oak barrels with bacteria and more dried apricots to do a sour version. Whether you’re a local or visiting Crook County's own Wild and Scenic River — get to the pub to taste Wild and Scenic Sour before it’s gone!
Fluffy Bunny’s Revenge?
10/13/2018 - We had a great time with our friends at Worthy Brewing last weekend celebrating Wild and Scenic Rivers. Make sure you stop by and try their newest beer honoring the 50th Anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers: Fluffy Bunny's Revenge! Fun fact: this Heart and Soul Series barrel-aged Vienna Lager is named after one of the rapids on the Deschutes River.
10 Barrel Joins the Celebration
10/11/2018 - 10 Barrel Brewing will be the first to tell you that rivers are the life blood of Central Oregon. We are so excited to be debuting Lifeblood IPA at the east side pub this month! Join us as we toast to the 50th Anniversary of WIld and Scenic Rivers. Friday, October 12 from 5 - 6 PM.
Crux Fermentation Project: Three Streams Brut IPA
Crux Fermentation Project is releasing Three Streams Brut IPA. This new take on an IPA is crafted from Salmon-Safe pilsner malt from Mainstem Malt in Walla Walla, WA and Salmon-Safe Centennial and Cascade hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon. The brewers at Crux have squeezed all the juicy, citrusy goodness out of these two classic hops we’ve all come to know and love, but kept the bitterness at bay, letting the light shine through its malty bedrock. Three Streams will be pouring at the Crux tasting room beginning Tuesday, September 18th. A portion of the proceeds from this beer will benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Bridge 99 Joins the Celebration With Free Flowing Brut IPA
As part of a region-wide beer naming effort honoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th
Anniversary, Bridge 99 Brewery is releasing Free Flowing Brut IPA. This Brut IPA is a Champagne inspired IPA that finishes super dry and clean. A variety of hops were used to achieve notes of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit. They added their own twist on this style by utilizing
Champagne yeast in the fermentation which resulted in a super crisp, dry finish. Free Flowing Brut IPA is totes chouette! This beer will be flowing in the Bridge 99 taproom beginning Friday, September 14th. A portion of the proceeds from this beer will benefit Discover Your Forest.
Wild Ride Brewery Releases Wild & Scenic Saison
5/21/2018 - Wild Ride Brewery will release Wild and Scenic Saison on Tuesday, May 22nd as part of a region wide beer naming effort honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Wild and Scenic Saison (IBU: 10 | ABV 4.6%) is a modification of a classic Belgian style beer, but with a deeper amber color. Notes of dark cherry and biscuit help to make this beer approachable, while allowing the yeast character to blend the flavors together.
You can be among the first to try this brew at the Wild and Scenic Saison Release Party from 6 – 8 PM at the Wild Ride Tap Room. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Discover Your Forest. Free admission and all ages are welcome.
Deschutes Brewery Debuts Riverbank Bock at Upcoming Celebration
5/17/2018 - Riverbank Bock (IBU: 40 | ABV 7.8%) is a cleaner lager, malt forward with balanced bitterness, light notes of toast with a slightly herbal finish.
You can be among the first to try this brew at a celebration event at Bend Public House On Thursday, May 31st 2018 from 6 – 9 PM. Featuring eccentric jams from a Deschutes Brewery favorite, Bony Chanterelle. This brew & the tunes from this trio will no doubt make for no ordinary Thursday! Free admission & all ages are welcome.
Cascade Lakes Releases Dry Bag Pale Ale
04/09/18- On Friday, April 6th 2018, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company released Dry Bag Dry Hop Pale Ale as part of a region wide beer naming effort honoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary.
Dry Bag is a hazy, juicy, dry hopped pale ale. It will be available on tap at the Cascade Lakes Brewpub in Bend during the month of April.
The First Beer is Here!
03/09/2018- Ochoco Brewing Company is releasing the first brew in a region wide beer naming effort honoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary. Ochoco Brewing Company’s designated beer, named “Wild and Scenic Wheat”, is a Belgian-
Style Witbier fermented with apricots. It will be available on tap at the Ochoco Brewery in Prineville.
Stay tuned for more Wild and Scenic beers!