Just got back from my trip to Oregon on Saturday, which included a trip to Bend and 10 Barrel. My second time at 10 Barrel and have to say the beer is very good (as well as the food). Probably my favorite there after Deschutes.
Yes there are 12 breweries in Bend but not all the breweries were great. We hit up all of them (we were there for 3 days, so not all in one night). The best of the bunch: Deschutes, 10 Barrel, Crux, Three Creeks (in Sisters), and Boneyard. Good but not great: Old Mill Brew Werks, Silver Moon, Old St. Francis (McMenamins), Bend Brewing. Not so good (in my opinion): Cascade Lakes and GoodLife.
Just amazed how much the city as grown since my last visit just two years ago.