Bend Brewing Co. is thrilled to announce three new medals awarded for its innovative microbrews. BBC was awarded Bronze medals for the Outback X Strong Ale, the Metolius Golden Ale, and the Dry Irish Stout last week at the North American Beer Awards, sanctioned by the North American Brewers’ Association.

The Outback X Strong Ale, a beer Head Brewer Tonya Cornett describes as demonstrating “roasted malt with hints of hops in the nose leading to a rich, roasted malt flavor with a background of dried fruits and sherry,” has won multiple awards in the last few years.

This was the first win for the Dry Irish Stout, a smooth and delicious stout with a creamy head atop a black beer with a sweet aroma and roasted barley flavor, brewed for St. Patrick’s Day.

This was also the first win for the Metolius Golden Ale, which has been a Bend Brewing Co. standard for fifteen years. “It’s great to be recognized for something we brew year-round, and that is consistently available to our guests,” says Cornett.  The 2010 North American Beer Awards were held last week in Idaho Falls, ID.

Bend Brewing Co. was the 2008 World Beer Cup Small Brewery of the Year. Cornett was honored as the first woman to win the title of World Beer Cup Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year the same year.

BBC overlooks Mirror Pond in the heart of downtown Bend and specializes in fresh beers brewed to match the spirit, beauty and charm of Bend itself. Open 11:30 – close seven days a week and offering Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close Monday through Friday, Bend Brewing Co. is located at 1019 NW Brooks St. For more information, see or contact Bend Brewing Co. at 541-383-1599.