New Brewery: Noble Brewing Company

by on September 13, 2010

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Noble Brewing Company

Bring it on!  Yet another brewery is slated to open within the next few months, Noble Brewing Company, bringing us to 9 regional breweries.

Not much is known about the fledgling brewery other than a couple of local news articles…

Three Bend residents have applied to open a brewery in a northeast business park, bringing the region its ninth beermaker, if approved, and adding to the city’s beer-town reputation.

Noble Brewing Co. has applied to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for a license to operate a brewery and public house in a building on High Desert Court where BMC Choppers has been located.

The owners — Ty Barnett, 26, Pratt Rather, 44, and Curt Plants, 26 — hope to be making beer by the end of the year, they said Tuesday.

Noble will concentrate on production, at least at first, they said. The owners do not plan a full-scale restaurant, but want to sell pints and appetizers at the brewery.

Maybe we should rename this newspaper the Source Weekly Drinking Gazette because there’s been enough beer news in the last few months to almost fill these pages. But hey, we’re not complaining and we didn’t complain when Noble Brewing Company co-owner Ty Barnett sat down within our brick walls to tell us about his operation, which will soon be the region’s ninth brewery. He also confirmed that Noble is taking over the West Bend Tennis Center in the constantly expanding (and increasingly awesome) Century Center. This is a bummer for indoor tennis fans, but a boon for beer nuts, who will enjoy hanging in the spacious tasting room Noble is planning to open by the beginning of January. The 30-tank facility should pump out some 3,500 barrels in its first year, Barnett says. As for what sort of beer we can expect, Barnett says they’re looking at American-style beers, including a pale ale, an IPA, a Northwest wheat and other creations.

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