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Beer 101

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Most beer is also flavored with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavorings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. The brewing process causes a natural carbonation effect, although forced carbonation is also used.    (Wiki)

Craft Beer's have come a long way over the past few years and the future looks bright. More and more people, brewers, take an interest in creating new complex flavors that not only challenge the palate but also compliment the seasons. To learn more about all things Beer, here is a link to beer 101 provided by beer advocate that should answer just about any question you might have.   Link  Beer Advocate's Beer 101


Central Oregon Brew Resources

Central Oregon Home Brewers Organization - Local Bend Home Brewing Group COHO

Hombrew Technology Club of Bend - Local Bend Brewing Club

Cascade Brewers Society - Eugene Oregon

American Homebrewers Association - National Organization

The Brew Shop - Supplies, Bend Oregon

Central Oregon Beer Angels - Women Loving Craft Beer, Central Oregon group 300+ Members. Sorry guys, women only

Beer Me Bend - Social Tap for Bend Beer Stops


Big Dog's Featured Breweries

At Big Dog we primarily feature beers crafted from breweries right here in the Northwest, but we also enjoy showcasing good brew's from other key craft breweries that can be scattered across America such as Boulder Brewing in Boulder Colorado or Green Flash Brewing in San Diego California, The important thing to remember is at Big Dog we are constantly changing things up bringing in new beers that compliment the mood and the seasons. We are a favorite spot for our local brewers both big and small to come and hangout, so we are always getting good advice and suggestions on beers to try, plus we get deliveries weekly from many different sources so something good is always pouring at Big Dog.

Below you will find a partial list of the Breweries that Big Dog has featured or is currently showcasing at our Growler shop. .

10Barrel  Alaskan   andersonvalley  Atlas  Ballastpoint  BarleyBrowns  Boneyard  BoulderBeer  Breakside  Caldera  Crux Deschutes  DoubleMountain  Dogfish  Epic1 FtGeorge  GilgameshBrewing  GoodlifeGreenFlash  HopValley  Lagunitas Ninkasi  NorthRim   Pelican  Pfriem Brewing  PortlandCiderCo  Rogue   SierraNevada  Silvermoon  SouthernTier2    StoneBrewing SunriverBrewing TrumerPils  Wildride   Worthy