Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Bend Local Gifts: Booze, Wine and Beer
Please tell me you're not shocked by this suggestion. After all, Bend, Oregon is pretty much Beer Town USA! What host or hostess doesn't like alcohol?
Beer is pretty easy. Start with browsing the Bend Ale Trail and go from there. Most breweries sell 22 oz beers, six packs, swag, glassware, growlers and apparel.
If the brewery is also a restaurant, pick up a gift certificate if you don't know if the person likes stouts or IPAs.
Don't know what brewery your friends may like? Google Bend Growler Fill Stations and pick up a gift certificate and growler.
Another item from Bend that involves beer are DrinkTanks, a personal keg growler. I have yet to see this item around Bend but it sounds really cool.
Can't go wrong with a bottle of wine. There are a few local wine options including Volcano Vineyards, Maragas Winery and Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard.
Who remembers the downtown martini bar? My husband and I have some good memories of that place which featured liquor from Bendistillery. Pick up a bottle of Crater Lake Vodka or Crater Lake Gin.
What's your favorite local beer? Boneyard Beer and 10 Barrel are always stops when I have visitors in town.