This Friday, November 20, Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing is holding the grand opening party for their new Redmond production brewery (in conjunction with their annual One Beard to Rule Them All fundraising event) starting at 6pm, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be there as well, with books to sign and sell!
You can learn more about Silver Moon’s expansion and plans in a post on my Brew Site blog here; it’s great to see the effort being put into revitalizing the brewery by James Watts and Matt Barrett, who bought Silver Moon in 2013, paying off! It’s also interesting to watch the “rise” of Redmond in the local beer and brewing scene, which now has four established breweries with Silver Moon becoming the fifth, as well as a growing focus on beer with pubs like The Pig and Pound and restaurants like Jersey Boys Pizza.
Come on out on Friday the 20th, party with Silver Moon and let’s talk books and beer history! See you there!
Tonight from 5 to 8pm I’ll be at Silver Moon Brewing in downtown Bend for a book signing party, chatting with folks, drinking excellent beer, and signing away!
Silver Moon is one of the original Bend breweries, established in 2001 by Tyler Reichert in the back room of the Brew Shop on a one-barrel system. That system was originally a brew-on-premise setup that Reichert purchased and picked up from Bandon, Oregon, and the harrowing tale of driving it all over the mountain pass in the dead of winter is recounted in the book.
The Moon moved to its current location in 2004, and has had a number of talented brewers over the years, including Tyler West, Brett Thomas, and currently Jeff Schauland. It also developed the reputation of being a great local music venue, quirky and homey and comfortable with a great locals vibe.
Silver Moon has been a great supporter of both the craft beer scene and the book, so come on down tonight, meet me and get a book signed!