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Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 543
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1135 NW Galveston Ave Bldg A
phone: (541) 585-1007
Previously known as "Wildfire Brewing Co."
62970 18th St
Bend, OR 97701-9847
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
This place rocks! Great beer as expected, but the food is out of this world and for what I think is a cheap price. Service was fantastic and the outdoor patio in the summer was superb! This is on my must-hit list every time I'm in Bend! If you've not been here before I recommend getting the beer sampler and plan on sitting for a bit to take it all in!
01-22-2013 04:36:35 |
More by D-Stylz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Passing through Bend, OR for only two days, it was hard to refuse going to the Deschutes brewpub for a second time, however after spending some time at 10 Barrel, I am glad I did. 10 Barrel is in my view an ideal local brewpub. I tried the apocalypse IPA and the sinister black, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and flavor of both. The service here is quick, especially if you don't mind sharing a table with a friendly stranger. The food is above average for a brewpub, and was reasonably priced. After a long day of mountain biking or skiiing in the forests, this is the place to be for hearty food and great ales.
12-23-2012 05:23:10 |
More by BenHesk12
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I really wanted to love 10 Barrel, but I just wasn't bowled over by the beers. Perhaps it was the three (THREE!?) pumpkin beers in our sampler, or the not-so-fresh-tasting Kolsch, or the fact that I was already wowed by my prior two stops, but I just wasn't feeling it, and actually found myself envying my gluten-free guest's Moscow Mule.
We did eat fish and chips, which filled the hole, no real complaints or raves from myself or the boyfriend.
What we did really enjoy was that we were there for the Pray For Snow release party. The atmosphere outdoors with the fire barrels, live music, and a friendly crowd made up for any transgressions that were felt inside. As a highlight, myself and my guests thought the Pray For Snow was the best beer of that stop and we enjoyed several in the great outdoors. I was further warmed by running into a long-lost family friend, so I do have warm and fuzzy feelings overall for this stop.
If I lived in Bend, I could certainly see becoming a regular, but maybe not every weekend. The beer is more than adequate, it's in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the service was appropriate for them being so busy. Worth a stop, but I wouldn't necessarily make it a destination.
11-29-2012 02:07:24 |
More by LornaLee
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
On the heels of the XXIV and Boneyard sampler. You know, we’ll need to leave Bend at some point, just not yet, certainly not before lunch has been had. Navigated out fairly easily now that I’ve come to understand I Phone maps (I’ve been riding shotgun for 5 days now), call Portland, we’re gonna be late…
Low vertical plank wood house looking thing. We parked lotside, and opted for inside as it is, kind of, unpleasantly warm outside. Pushed past the crowd and set up at the end of the bar; gray bumpy concrete topped, panel front, piping foot rail, & seating for 9 on hightop steel frame wood backed chairs. 10 stand up individual bending handles (9 + a nitro) on the bar, a large handle affixed to the cold room wall on the end, aaand, today’s cask (‘cause Wednesday is cask day) on the bar next to the taps.
The barback is light counter space with some fuckin’ guy looking at me (I am most handsome), because it’s actually far side seating (below a pair of garage doors open there) for about a half dozen; 3 to each side of a center post. Corner shelving holds booze below growlers and shirts for sale, flatscreens on all walls, and drop pork pie hat lamps over the bar.
3 raised wood roundies adjacent to the bar, and then the main room; slab concrete floorings, and beige walls with a wood trim & ceiling with sound reducing boards for who’s kidding who? And into the main room, with its prep space up front & full kitchenings behind it. And seating; 3 picnic tables on the inside wall below a large horizontal blackboard listing tap selections with tap selections color chalked, 5 picnics on the far wall (some of them up against the roll up garage doors), and a raised banquet hall table for the share of a dozen plus down the center of the room. And one more picnic to the rear hugging the cold room; glass fronted with kegs, wood barrels racked, & 22’s.
4 tables outside to the rear of the bar in a space penned by alt vertical wood fencing of various heights, and 8 tables around the side running a ‘U’ around a fire pit stove with brickplay, umbrellas, & strung lighting.
Sampler of 10 (which was everything but their nitro & cask offering) on a steel stave type piece; slotted & numbered (“Mike Saw a Sasquatch” Session Ale, 4.7%, a Summer ale with a bit of honey, very easy drinking; ISA. 5.5%, their ‘India Session Ale’, dry hopped citrus, grapefruit, and floral; Apocalypse IPA, 6.8%, northwest style IPA, fruity, pine resiny, Horizon, Centennial, Amarillo, & Cascade; S1nist0r Black Ale, 5.4%, light body, and a bit of roast; Oregon Brown Ale, 6.7%, one hoppy fucking brown ale, pine & citrus; Jean Claude Van Strawberry, 6.2%, Belgian Golden, strawberry & Belgian spiciness; Smokestack Brown Porter, 5.2%, chocolatey roasty; The Blueprint Kolsch, 5.4%, a clean, easy drinking Kolsch; Double Barrel Northwest Red, 6.7%, a big sweety, citrusy, fruity, hoppy; Cynical, 8%, a Cascadian dark ale, Magnum, Chinook, & Cascade, a nice goddamn black IPA, say it! BLACK IPA!)
And what I meant by “Can I get a shorty of the (nitro) Oatmeal Stout?” was “Not a pint, please”, but I won’t embarrass the East by cowering, no. So, I’ve got a pint of the Oatmeal Stout, 5%, wow, it’s of the good; oaty, roasty, & smoooth. The only thing I didn’t get to try was the cask ISA. Beers in general were very good. Mike-Saw-A-Sasquatch, India Session Ale, Apocalypse IPA, Oregon Brown Ale, Cynical, & the nitro Oyster Stout were the best of ‘em.
And the aforementioned lunch. We split the sesame chicken lettuce wraps (sesame & sweet chili marinaded chicken, red cabbage slaw, ground pistachio, chopped cilantro & mint, sesame, soy vinaigrette, and unmanageable, wild & unruly fried rice noodles). The surprise was that they were ‘all assembly required’, as in, “here’s a lettuce shell, make your own goddamn lettuce wraps!” Interesting. Who knew iceberg lettuce held so sturdy. Very tasty, and then I took in the seared tiger prawn salad (mixed greens, mandarin oranges, snow peas, red onions, sesame soy ginger vinaigrette, with wonton noodles). Excellent salad, something in there was delivering some serious heat).
They don’t brew here, but do somewhere nearby. And then they, you know, bring it here. Service was accommodating as things they go. Cool, comfortable house (literally). Food was real good (gone fixed my head), and the beers were very much so up to snuff. I could have another, but we need to move if we’ve ever going to leave Bend…
11-20-2012 13:13:10 |
More by slander
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very cool and busy place on the west side of the Deschutes. Really open, with lots of outdoor seating.
Quality is above average, but nothing special. I've never been a huge fan of their beers, but they are drinkable and worth trying.
Service was good, pretty fast considering how busy they were, and helpful when we asked for suggestions.
Selection is good, they had about 10 different house beers on tap, good variety too.
Food was quite good, we loved our hummus plate (2 different types) and our pizza was really tasty.
Prices were comparable.
Overall, this is a really cool spot with tasty food, and decent beers.
08-18-2012 21:45:00 |
More by flexabull
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere is great. It's always packed due to a great location and solid reputation in town. Food is great. Not your typical pub-grub. Great pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers are good as well. Portions are good and price is reasonable. Can be slow to get seating but this should be expected at any good resturant. Service is good as everyone is nice and I have not had a bad experience. Beer is good but not exceptional. I go at least once a month for the hippie pie a pint and some good people.
03-16-2012 03:48:05 |
More by HochFliegen
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a solid little brewpub with the most overrated beer in Bend.
Location - excellent location on Galveston. Walking distance to other breweries like Deschutes and BBC.
Ambience - This is a really nice looking brewery with a great outdoor fire pit/patio area. Unfortunately it attracts all the wrong kinds of people IMO - the pretentious, wannabe socialites that seem to frequent Bend's "hip" spots. People that are there more to be seen than to actually drink beer. This place would probably fit right in down at the Old Mill.
Service - Service is average. It's hard to have excellent service because the place is always full of people.
Food - Excellent food. I think their food is the best part about 10 Barrel, and I think they forced Deschutes to redesign its menu to compete. Their Steamed Clams are excellent, as is the Pubhouse Burger.
Beer - I don't know why, but I just can't get into their beer. I've tried it multiple times, both on tap at the brewpub and in bottles at home. Their S1nist0r is a pretty solid brown ale that's easily drinkable. Their Apocalypse IPA is a mid-pack IPA that doesn't compare to Hop Trip or Hop Henge from Deschutes, or really any of the top tier IPAs from California. Their Belgian strong pale was a truly mediocre beer, as are the rest of their beers.
10 Barrel's beer is truly average. Not just for Bend, but for anywhere on the West Coast. There is far too much excellent beer out there to be raving about 10 Barrel's Beer.
Go there for the food and to chill outside. Get a beer while you're at it. Then go over to Deschutes to have great beer.
12-15-2011 23:09:16 |
More by jtmartino
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Located over Mirror Pond from downtown Bend. Interesting layout with a bar seperate from another seating area. We got a seat and ordered some beers. Our server Nichol was great she suggested the Lemon Kolsch and the Duke 2-outstanding beers. We followed up with a Irish Red (?)Ale and a Belgian Golden. Also very drinkable. Also we had a sample of a PB&J beer and it tasted exactly ike a PB&J. If we could have we would have stayed and had mutliple pints.
We had an antipasti platter with house smoked/cured salmon which was very good.
Service outstanding-Nichol even pointed us to the last brewery stop Goodlife.
Our top brewery visited during this trip whichincludes Deschutes and Sierra Neveda.
08-22-2011 14:58:36 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Location, Location, Location!
10 Barrel Brewing Company is located in an epic location for beer, Bend, OR. That brings a lot of pressure to an up and coming brewery in an already thriving area for craft beer. If you are unfamiliar with the layout of Bend, 10 Barrel is located about a mile east of Highway 97. Big picture, you are looking at a beautiful, scenic drive of about 3 hours from Portland to get to Bend.
As far as the getting to the brewery, we walked from a different brewery, and it was very easy to find. If you are driving, it is pretty much on one of the major streets and would be hard to miss.
Another advantage I learned (unfortunately it was at the end of my time in Bend) is that there is a company called Bend Ale Trail that actually put a map together of Bend and all the breweries in the area. Having the map will help you find the brewery very easily and on top of that, if you make it to all the breweries listed on the map, you get a very cool prize showing you completed the trail.
We arrived on a Saturday night and expected to see somewhat of a crowd. As we approached, we noticed the brewery is in an extremely nice building. It had a different feel to it than any of the other breweries that I had been to in Bend, and for that matter, all of Oregon. The feeling was that of an established brew pub, not one that has been around for only a few years.
As we walked in, we noticed the place was absolutely packed. The crowd inside was as diverse as I have seen in a brewery with both the younger and older generations represented there. It was busy enough that we had to get our names on the waiting list. Since we had to wait, we approached the bar to start sampling the beer. As we waited, we began chatting with a few people around us about their thoughts of
the brewery. Each person told us how fantastic the place was. We were told they don't only make great beer, but they have a welcoming ambiance that seems to draw people in and keep them there. One lady actually pointed me in the direction of one of the partners, who was sitting out at one of the tables, and asked if I would like her to introduce him to me. Of course, I said yes, but I thought about how cool it was that a patron felt comfortable enough with the owner to introduce me to him. That was pretty awesome. I will get more into that in a minute.
Finally, our table was ready. Beers in tow, we sat down and ordered a pizza for all of us to share. The pizza we chose was the Hippy Pie. As you can see in the picture, it was a very creative style of pizza. All of us enjoyed the pizza immensely and recommend this style if you enjoy artichokes and olives. Unfortunately, that was all we had the appetite for since we had been eating all day at other pubs, however, everything we saw coming out of the kitchen looked wonderful.
The beer at the brewery was hands down the best beer I had tasted in Oregon. Sure, there were some sours I had in Portland that were fantastic; however, the beer I enjoyed at 10 Barrel was balanced and each had solid characteristics in them that stood out above the rest in "Beervana". My one disappointment was that the S1nist0r Black Ale, their award winning brew, was sold out! A few notes on some of the brews I had:
"Mike Saw A Sasquatch" Session Ale- A refreshing golden ale, with a honey like sweetness and balanced with a slight earthy hoppiness.
ISA- Probably my favorite of my entire trip. This brew was very easy to drink with the significant hop flavors I love in IPA's. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and sweet ripe oranges, on the nose and palate. This is a beer I wish I could get regularly in Arizona, especially in the summertime. A fantastic warm weather ale.
Northwest Red- Although I am not a huge follower of malty reds, I enjoyed this beer more than I thought. It still had a significant malty backbone, what really came through was the hops the pacific northwest is known for.
Apocalypse IPA- Another award winning beer. Darker than most IPA's, I was slightly expecting less of the hop profile to reveal itself. I was dead wrong. The hop profile was built perfectly, allowing the bitterness to balance with the great caramel and roasted characteristics of the grain bill.
After going through my flight, I settled on the ISA because I knew I would not have access to it in AZ and I wanted to guzzle as many as I could.
My opinion on the brewery was extremely positive. As I mentioned above, one of the partners, Garrett, knew his customers and spent time chatting with them. Furthering my excellent experience, Garrett sat down with me for a good 20 minutes to chat with me about the brewery and the beer. There is nothing better in the community of craft beer than hearing from someone that has done it right. I hope to run into their beers in the future, and if you are ever in the Pacific Northwest, 10 Barrel is one place that is not to be missed. Prost!
07-26-2011 01:21:41 |
More by beerguru14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This was the fourth brewpub we visited on our pilgrimage to central Oregon. After visiting other brewpubs in Bend 10 Barrel had the most polished feel, not bad, just a different experience. It is located along Galveston Ave in a residential neighborhood just west of downtown Bend.
We visited midweek and the place was packed with a fairly long wait for tables. There is virtually no parking on site so you have to find a spot along one of the adjacent streets.
The atmosphere definitely seemed toward the trendy side with lots of families, but they did a great job with the large outdoor seating area with firepit and the roll-up doors that create a nice indoor-outdoor space.
The food was good though a little pricey and the beer was decent. They had 5-6 brews on tap, nothing that was remarkable and definitely a smaller selection than Bend or Deschutes. My personal preference is Bend or Deschutes but if you have time it is worth a visit.
11-27-2010 22:34:41 |
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10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, OR