Welcome to the official site for the upcoming book Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon! I am very pleased to announce that I have been contracted by the History Press to write the book on the history of beer in Bend, as a part of the History Press’s American Palate series for beer. The book is targeted for a publication date of late summer 2014, and on this site I will be posting updates and details, tidbits and factoids, and other bits of miscellany and behind-the-scenes looks at writing the book.
Who am I? My name is Jon Abernathy and I’m a native Oregonian and long-time resident of Central Oregon—and a beer geek (or aficionado, if you prefer). I’m the owner/writer of the longest-running American beer blog, The Brew Site, as well as Hack Bend, an “insider’s guide” blog to Bend, Oregon.
Bend Beer should be similar in “flavor” to another recently-published History Press beer book, the excellent Portland Beer, by Pete Dunlop, as well as other books in HP’s American Palate series.
I’ve got a Facebook page set up for the book, and over the next few days will add other social media links as well. If you would like to contact me, you can fill out the contact form on this site or ping me on Facebook or other social media as it goes online.