Upper Deschutes Watershed – Bend’s Brewshed®

If you’ve ever visited the area, you know Central Oregon residents are
fortunate to have great scenery, clean water, and high-quality beer (there’s even a Bend Ale Trail!), so it’s no surprise that GoodLife Brewing in Bend works to combine those elements into their ales. What might be surprising, is that the water in Bend is so good, GoodLife puts it directly from the tap into their tanks! Here’s why: GoodLife draws their water from the Tumalo Creek watershed, over 37,000 acres of which a vast majority lies within the public lands of the Deschutes National Forest. This water originates in the cool, clear springs in the Happy Valley area and snow melt from iconic Broken Top Mountain in the Three Sisters Wilderness, and travels through some of the most celebrated outdoor recreation areas in the state. Preserving these wildlands is not only important for GoodLife brews like the new Brewshed® Session Ale (benefitting the Brewshed® Alliance), but it’s key to Central Oregon’s economy as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.


Whether you’re cracking open a can of Brewshed® Session from GoodLife after a day of hiking, fishing, or mountain biking through Central Oregon, you’re basically enjoying our public lands twice: a day out on the trail and wildlands-filtered beer!

Brewshed® Session Ale (photo courtesy of GoodLife Brewing)