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Three Creeks Brewing – Sisters, Oregon

July 24, 2010

Last week we stopped at Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon on our way to the Blackman/Smith retreat in Sunriver, Oregon.  Sisters is a western themed mountain town three hours southeast of Portland on the highway from Salem to Bend.  We visited Three Creeks one time before, back in 2008, and remembered it as being a great place and our memory served us right.

Fitting right in with the rest of the town Three Creeks has a truly western mountain livery feel. The exterior is cedar (or is that pine?) clad, and the interior is accented with lots of knotty pine.   As you enter, don’t overlook the very cool beer mug door handles.  There is a good size dining area with a cozy fireplace with leather sofas for lounging. Through the double swinging doors you enter the bar, with several TVs, two pool tables, more seating, and windows with views of the brewery.   The whole place is clean and bright, and has a very new feel.   You can take a virtual tour on their website.

Surprise, surprise we sat at the bar where Mark took good care of us.   Although pretty spendy, the menu looked pretty good,  spanning from salads and sandwiches to entrees like New York Steak and Copper River Salmon. We ended up splitting their Halibut Tacos (a TCB Signature) and the Hummus plate.  The tacos were very good with lots of tender flavorful Halibut, not the usual deep fried fish. The hummus was hummus.

We started of splitting a Beer Sample.  Everything was very good with the standouts being the Rye, Amber and Red.  After tasting them all, LushC settled in with a pint of the Rye, and I the Amber.  Since we were asked to bring the beer for the weekend’s festivities (I wonder why?), we left with growlers of the Amber and IPA.   To our surprise we ended up exposing most of the family to their first experience with the growler.

BEER SAMPLER:

Knotty Blonde – light crisp and refreshing.
Stonefly Rye – Spicy, light, and tasty. A very good rye. You don’t find enough of them.
Old Prospector Pale – very hoppy pale with a hammering of Northwest  hops.
Anvil Amber – Very malty and rich with a nice smooth nutty finish. A lot darker tasting than it looks.  Loved it!
Firestorm Red – has a bit of a bite.  Deep smooth malt flavor finishing with a nice floral hop finish.
Hoodoo Voodoo (NW IPA) – strong hop flavor up front that sweetens out and  has a slight dry NW hop finish.

It’s too bad we don’t get to Central Oregon that often.  I could really see myself being a regular at Three Creeks.   For now, it will remain a special treat every couple years or so.

Cheers,

DraughtE

Hey FTC, once again we didn’t get anything for free.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pat White permalink
    July 30, 2010 8:42 am

    Took a girlfriend for a birthday lunch, 67 yrs old!!! Yikes! Anyway we are pretty hip for our ages and sat in the bar. Had a glass of wine, it was ok. The ruebin was the worst one I have ever had, and cost 11.50! The fries were terrible. We live in Sisters and really need a consistant place for lunch. I knew I should have tried the tacos! I can show them how to make a great sandwich, just e mail me.

    • DraughtE permalink*
      July 30, 2010 9:06 am

      Pat,
      Too bad you had a bad experience. Hopefully you give them another shot. I did notice that the menu was pretty expensive. Maybe you should of had one of their beer insteadof the wine, after all they are a Brewery.

      Cheers,

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