Bend is rapidly becoming known as "Beer City USA" because of the many breweries that have opened up.
The City Club of Bend will hold a forum at their monthly meeting about the impact all the breweries have on our area.
Stephanie Curtis with City Club says they will feature the brew leaders in the area. "We have Gary Fish, as we know is the President and Founder of Deschutes Brewery. He will be discussing the breweries commitment to sustainability, community support and innovation. We have Garrett Wales, who is the Central Oregon Brewers President and 10 Barrel Brewing partner. And he'll be sharing what Central Oregon's role in the craft brewing industry is, and the issues facing our local breweries. He'll also be sharing what's hot and what's not in the brewing industry as well."
Curtis says there will be other panelists from the City of Bend to talk about the impact the breweries have on the environment and economy.
The City Club meets Thursday at the St. Charles from 11-30 to 1 p.m.