10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 946
Beer Avg: 3.87
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by slander:
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
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
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
this was my second visit here. last time i was really hammered and don't remember too much of it.
came for dinner on a thursday night and the place was BUSY. on a thursday. i was by myself so sat at the bar. definitely a mixture of people here; families with kids, old guys, business people, young people, and some hot girls too. the bar is kind of weird; you sit inside facing another bar that is outside, which is fine except if you're by yourself it seems like you're staring at people across the bar. luckily there are tv's all over to fix this.
for as busy as they were, the 2 bartenders that helped me were on their a-game, kept my beer full. i ordered a lamb burger and it was AWESOME. one of the best burgers i've ever had, and that's saying a lot because i'm critical when it comes to food. a couple of the workers there also said that was their favorite item on the menu (my bro insists the fish and chips is the best he's had), although the pizza is supposed to be really good too.
i stuck with the ipa, they didn't really have anything else on tap that piqued my interest.
overall, this place is awesome, but be prepared to wait for a table if you're with a group. worth the wait for sure. and...make sure to check out growler phil's across the street, they have 30-some taps and its only about $10 a fill.
10-25-2013 22:15:04 | More by elcrawl
3.61/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
My first time visit to this brewpub. This place is the polar opposite of the Silver Moon pub.
From the outside, everything about this place looks impressive. Granted, it was a beautiful day in Bend, but on this day I just loved the indoor/outdoor bar arrangement they have here. This place is undeniably popular; at 3:00 on a Saturday both the dining room area to the right and the bar area to the left were virtually packed, with a lot patons standing near the bar with their drinks. There is also a sizeable patio area, which is also terrific, and was also very full on the afternoon I stopped by. There's something of an upscable vibe to this place (lots of good looking, young, athletic types in the bar area), plus they had several TV's in the bar area (all turned to college football games). Anyway, I quite liked the atmosphere/vibe here, and thought the bar area a great place to hang out with a beer.
As for the selection, I think they had 13 or 14 different beers on tap the day I was there. They run a lot of specials here, which made the menu a bit confusing, but I think they also offer cask beer here, as well as at least one offering from the sister pub in Idaho (if I understood the menu correctly). The servers were pretty harried on this day, but were pleasant and quick enough otherwise. 10 barrel has a pretty good size liquor selection, and a lot folks were ordering cocktails and the like. Anyway, I wanted to try something unique to the brewpub (the menu lists what beers are only available at the pub), so I asked for a sample pour of Pray for Snow and the Zam IPA. I didn't care for either, and wasn't impressed by them. So I ordered a glass of the Falconator RIS (served in a 12 ounce snifter for $6), which I liked a lot more. It still didn't wow me, but it was enjoyable.
Didn't order any food, but what I saw on the menu looked pretty decent. Prices struck me as a bit high, but given the trendy, upscale vibe to this place, that didn't surprise me.
If the beer was better, I'd probably come here a lot. However, I really wasn't thrilled with anything I tried here, so I'm not sure this is a place I need to come back to any time soon. There are plenty of good alternatives in Bend, so will probably seek them out the next time I'm in town.
10-07-2013 17:30:07 | More by johnmichaelsen
4.23/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
We went here 3 different times in a long weekend in Bend. This was by far my favorite brewery in town. They have a nice outdoor patio area as well as a cool bar that is open seating on both sides. The beer is outstanding, besides Boneyard maybe its the best Bend has to offer. The food is also great, we had the steak/Gorganzola nachos and the shrimp tacos as well as the proscuttio/chicken pesto pizza. The only bad thing for me was it it a little too kid friendly their were tons of kids running around like it was a goddamn playground on a Monday night and behind us there was a table with 6 kids and 2 adults that were not paying attention to them at all....thats not the fault of the brewery but I'm just saying next time I wont sit in the family friendly area I'll wait for a spot at the bar.
09-01-2013 19:50:38 | More by loren01
3.71/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
10 Barrel has a really nice space, wide open with lots of outdoor seating options. The outside bar is unique and quite an interesting design concept. Otherwise, there are nice tables outside and inside, as well as a long open raised table in the middle of the main room. Was a bit crowded both times I was there, a weekday evening and a weekend day, but not too bad.
Beer selection was pretty solid. They had 11 or 12 beers on tap when I was there. Lots of hoppy offerings and some unusual brews as well, such as Swill, their radler. The stout was probably my favorite but I also enjoyed all the hoppy beers they made, and there were quite a few.
Service was pretty good, considering how crowded they were, was easily able to order a sampler from the bar and take it to a bench outside.
Definitely worth checking out, for the beer and for the general ambiance of the brewpub.
08-07-2013 21:11:06 | More by colonelforbin
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10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, OR
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