You can't live in Bend if you don't like craft beer. Not really, but I wouldn't be surprised if at some point someone made a rule about that. The number of breweries in Bend keeps climbing, so much so, it would be a waste to put a number on it. Let's just go with this: there are somewhere around 25+ craft breweries in Central Oregon including, the one...the only... Deschutes Brewery.
When my sister, Remy, moved here from San Francisco last year, she wasn't exactly thrilled to be in Beer Town USA. See, we even christened her move with champagne!
Remy loves craft cocktails and champagne, so when she took a job at Deschutes Brewery I was like...what??? I thought there was no way her opinion of craft beer would change, but she was excited to learn about it and proved me wrong after only a month or two.
Spoiler alert: Remy would still probably order a cocktail or champagne over craft beer most the time [we all have our favorites], but now she appreciates craft beer in a way she never could before. Here's her straightforward take on going from craft-beer-hater to a craft-beer-convert.