4 friends and I drove from Bend to 1188 Brewing Company in John Day, Oregon, yesterday for lunch! Since we're all retirees, it was a fun and delicious adventure. I'd won a generous gift certificate about a month ago from a 5K fundraiser for Healthy Beginnings called "Grin and Bear It." 1188 contributed a generous raffle basket and I won! We were warmly greeted by Randy and Shannon. We tasted a couple of beers and them settled on one and enjoyed lunch. Afterwards, we were given a tour of the brewing operation. It was a delightful visit. From the locally made furniture to art work on the walls and as sculptures, to the food presentation, pride of ownership is evident! They've recently doubled in size, both brewing capacity and pub size. Totally worth a visit!
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