Bend is the new Portland.
The Eastern Oregon town, long a draw for outdoor activities, has become one of the country’s beer destinations in the last decade. So it’s entirely fitting the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards took place there on Jan. 26-28, 2018.
Breweries from nearly every state in the union, plus Colombia, Canada and Belgium, submitted more than 10,000 entries covering 156 beer styles. The judges awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in 86 beer categories.