A beer news post over on The New School yesterday talks about a new brewery slated for Eastern Oregon’s Baker City, the Bull Ridge Brewpub.
A new 3-part business plan has just been recommended for approval by the OLCC in Baker City, OR (also home of Barley Browns). The Bull Ridge Brewpub will have an outdoor and sports theme and will first open with guest taps from other parts of Eastern Oregon, such as Pendleton. The next step would involve building their own brewhouse. Owner Julie Blank reports that a brewmaster has already been lined up for the job. The final phase of the development is to create themed rooms in the upper level of the building. It’s unclear if these rooms are meant as dining or party spaces or overnight lodging. We will continue to follow Bull Ridge’s development.
I had seen something about this recently over on the Careers in Beer site, a “Head Chef” job posting: “We are looking for a full-time head chef to complete our team of core employees. We are a new start-up brewpub and are in the process of creating a unique menu.”
No word yet on when the new Brewpub is slated to open, but it will be the second for Baker City (population just over 10,000), and I’ll look forward to checking it out the next time I visit Baker City.