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Title: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: klickitat jim on January 23, 2015, 10:10:15 pm
Cool experience. First, Bend has grown and is amazing. The city of round abouts now. All about beautification too. There are more trees in a safeway parking lot than in our whole town. Tonight was the judge meet up. Held at a bottle shop, first time I've had a sour on tap. Very nice. Met the gentleman I'm judging with, a brewer from Breakside. It looks like the comp is just a big two day BOS. He and I are the first and final say on all of the hybrids. Ought to be a total ball!
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: S. cerevisiae on January 24, 2015, 12:03:11 am
I have judged amber hybrids a couple of times.  I would like to get assigned to a light hybrid flight.
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: klickitat jim on January 24, 2015, 07:30:28 am
After a closer look I'm just judging Light Hybrids.
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 24, 2015, 07:31:28 am
Sounds like a blast. Bend is awesome.
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 24, 2015, 08:02:33 am
We were in Bend last April and had a blast. Have fun.
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: denny on January 24, 2015, 10:40:26 am
Cool experience. First, Bend has grown and is amazing. The city of round abouts now. All about beautification too. There are more trees in a safeway parking lot than in our whole town. Tonight was the judge meet up. Held at a bottle shop, first time I've had a sour on tap. Very nice. Met the gentleman I'm judging with, a brewer from Breakside. It looks like the comp is just a big two day BOS. He and I are the first and final say on all of the hybrids. Ought to be a total ball!

I considered judging there this year, but friends who have didn't have very much good to say about it.  Hope you have a better experience!
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: klickitat jim on January 25, 2015, 07:23:46 am
Cool experience. First, Bend has grown and is amazing. The city of round abouts now. All about beautification too. There are more trees in a safeway parking lot than in our whole town. Tonight was the judge meet up. Held at a bottle shop, first time I've had a sour on tap. Very nice. Met the gentleman I'm judging with, a brewer from Breakside. It looks like the comp is just a big two day BOS. He and I are the first and final say on all of the hybrids. Ought to be a total ball!

I considered judging there this year, but friends who have didn't have very much good to say about it.  Hope you have a better experience!
Its just their second year, and its awesome I think. Great setting, they catered breakfast and lunch which is great food and plenty of it. Oakshire Matt is here, ask what he thinks. I'm having a ball.
Title: Re: Best of Craft - Bend
Post by: klickitat jim on January 25, 2015, 07:25:27 am
Facilities not too shabby (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/7736f31ab185d676ca818951ca56589f.jpg)