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This week: Meet me at Growler Guys West, and the Museum Chili Feed

A couple of events are coming up this week that you should check out. First, this Thursday the 13th, I’ll be at the Growler Guys over on Bend’s west side, selling and signing books and chatting up beer and history starting at 5pm. The Growler Guys have changed the face of beer in Bend and Oregon over the past couple of years and I’m excited that GG West’s manager, Cari, invited me to come for the signing!

They are located at the base of College Way at the roundabout, in the Chevron station, and feature 30 taps of excellent beers and ciders to fit any thirst. So make sure to come by and say “Hi” and I’ll be happy to sign a copy of the book for you!

Growler Guys West signing event

And then this Saturday, November 15, from 10am to 1pm I’ll be back over at the Des Chutes Historical Museum to be on-hand signing books during their Annual Chili Feed and Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser—a terrific event that has been supporting the Museum for over 30 years! Here’s their description of it:

Have a bowl of Millie’s Chili and polish it off with a piece of pie, then stop by the Bake Sale for second dessert later on. Local craft and arts vendors will get your holiday shopping started, our raffle offers chances for great prizes and staycation getaways, and our book store offers local history and historical photographs for sale.

And yes, it’s that time to start thinking about buying gifts for the holidays, so make sure to come down and check it out!

Attend the official book launch, Friday the 7th!

The first Friday in November we are celebrating the official launch of the book with an event at the Des Chutes Historical Museum—the perfect venue for a book on Bend’s history!

Official launch party at the Des Chutes Historical Museum

And even more appropriately, Deschutes Brewery will be on hand, pouring a keg of their pub specialty Botanical Ale. I like to pitch this as “Bend’s history and Bend’s first brewery” event because Deschutes (the Brewery) plays such a big role in Bend’s beer history—and the Museum embodies all of the history (beer and non-beer) that came before.

I’ll be signing books, answering questions and I’ll even do a short talk at some point, likely with a Q&A session as well. There will be food available, and the Museum will I believe be open for folks to check it out (which I would highly encourage!).

Afterwards we will be embarking on a “historic” pub crawl through downtown Bend, visiting several of the pubs that feature in the book as the source of Bend’s beer. The tentative schedule:

  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School
  • JC’s Bar & Grill (birthplace of Wildfire/10 Barrel)
  • Bend Brewing Company
  • Deschutes Brewery

So come on out and join the fun! Cheers!