Sustainable and Local Beers, Part of the Bend Ale Trail

Bridge 99 Brewery

Contact

541.280.1690

Address

63063 Layton Ave, Bend, OR 97701
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Amenities

  • Patio Seating
  • ADA Accessible

Two friends, Trever Hawman and Rod Kramer, decided to turn in their carpenters belts and follow their passion by starting a small batch brewery using eco-friendly methods and the freshest, local ingredients. What started out as a hobby, quickly grew into a full-blown obsession for crafting fresh, “more drinkable” microbeer. The positive response and overwhelming demand for their brews pushed them to expand into their new facility and tasting room at 63063 Layton Avenue, Bend, Oregon.

Keeping it local, staying humble and using sustainable practices to create the best tasting beer are the priorities at Bridge 99 Brewery. It starts with using fresh , local hops from Tumalo Hop Company in Central Oregon. After the brewing process, spent grain, hops and yeast are sent to a local ostrich rancher rather than going into the landfill. Also, rather than sending grain wastewater down the drain and into our rivers, it is collected in large totes and used as nutrient-rich fertilizer on a local farm.

Where did the name Bridge 99 Brewery come from? Wanting to build a brand around something unique to the region, along with “99 bottles of beer on the wall” singing in their heads, the two set out to find a name. The search was over almost as quickly as it began when they remembered a local US Forest Service landmark, Lower Bridge – also referred to as “Bridge 99” – that crosses the Metolius River near Camp Sherman, Oregon.

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The Best Way to Trek the Bend Ale Trail

And how to complete it in one weekend November is Bend Ale Trail Month, and that means trekking the legendary Bend Ale Trail gets even more exciting. All month long, celebrate Bend’s craft beer scene with 18 total breweries, loads of prizes, and a sweet trophy. In order to earn your trophy, you must turn in a completed passport with at least 10 brewery stamps to the Bend Visitor Center in the month of November. Sound like a lot to do in one weekend? It’s totally doable. Here’s how: Kick off your beerventure in Bend on a Friday afternoon with a Bend Brew Bus tour. This will easily get you 4 brewery stamps in a matter of a few hours, with loads of beer knowledge, private brewery tours and of course, beer. Our recommendation: hit up Bridge 99, Monkless, Craft Kitchen, and finish the night off at 10 Barrel Eastside…

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