From Bend.com today: New brewer at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company.
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. has appointed Mark Henion Head Brewer in charge of all brewing operations. Mr. Henion left Deschutes Brewery after helping grow the Brewery from approximately 13,000 – 113,000 bbls annually beginning his career washing kegs and eventually holding the title as Brewmaster in April of 2003 after a nine year tenure.
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company is located in Redmond (Oregon), with a relatively new lodge over on Bend’s west side that is pretty sweet. They have pretty decent beer, too—I’ll have to write an actual review here sometime.
What I have to wonder, though, is what happened to their former Head Brewer, Trevor Varcoe? (As of this writing, Trevor is still listed as the Head Brewer on their Brewery page.) I wonder because I know Trevor, he used to be part of our homebrewing club we had here some years back. He had moved over to the Portland area to go to brewing school and become a professional brewer, and then popped back up in Central Oregon as Cascade Lakes’ Head Brewer—local boy made good, which was pretty cool.
Apparently he’s gone now, though. I hope it was amicable—maybe he found another gig at one of the other breweries around here.