Below Grade Brewing: The Story
In 1992 Dean Wise made his first batch of beer. Things went well--at least nothing blew up. . . and the beer was, um, beer--but he wanted something more. Dean went from using a brew kit to creating his own recipes with shocking amounts of the best malts and hops. Some questioned his sanity, but the result was exceptional beer everyone loved. Having dedicated part of his basement to a brewery, when it came time to name his burgeoning business, Below Grade Brewing was a natural fit.
Central Oregon Magazine released its summer 2013 issue with a cover story featuring six of Bend's brewers entitled Brewing Up Allstars--also known as The Beer Issue. Dean was delighted to be included in the select few. See more about the issue on Facebook (search for Central Oregon Magazine).
The City of Bend recognized the Bend craft brewers for all they do for the local economy with this commemorative "Church" key to the City. Pretty cool! Now to decide where to hang it.