DrinkTanks expands along with the rest of Bend's beer scene BY KEVIN GIFFORD
For the past 10 years or so, the watchword for Central Oregon beer has been "expansion." It's a trend that continues apace, although it's perhaps not so noticeable at the moment because not as many new breweries are opening. But our existing breweries are expanding like there's no tomorrow. So it goes, as well, for DrinkTanks, the company behind the sturdy, beer-friendly stainless steel growlers seen at area beer joints like Deschutes and Silver Moon. "When we started manufacturing, we were in a warehouse off of Century Drive (near GoodLife Brewing)", said DrinkTanks founder Nick Hill. "After a while, it got, to say the least, pretty cramped in there. We're now in a much larger facility, so we've got some breathing space to work with, which is good, because finding decent space in Bend isn't easy."