Category Archives: Breweries

Crux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our BEER’DUCATION SERIES of beer menu specials are designed to stimulate greater appreciation and understanding of craft beer through the self-guided experience of comparing and contrasting … Continue reading →

It’s official: Sunriver Brewing will take over former Oblivion Brewpub space

Two weeks ago I reported on Bend’s Oblivion Brewpub closing (the brewery itself remaining unaffected), and while there were rumors circulating as to who would take over the westside brewpub space, nothing was officially acknowledged—until now. Sunriver Brewing has issued their official press release revealing that they will be taking over the location, planning for a February 13 opening date. Here is the press release in full: Sunriver Brewing Company Opens the “Galveston Pub” in … Continue reading →

Kobold Brewing: Bend, Oregon’s latest brewery

Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery is one that slipped in under the radar, selling their first keg of beer to the Platypus Pub right at the end of 2015: Kobold Brewing. Owner and brewer Steve Anderson started out homebrewing (he’s a member of the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization) and he’s starting out ambitious, going right into barrel aging: that first beer at the Platypus Pub, named Lawful Evil, a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Bend’s alt-weekly, The Source, … Continue reading →

The Session #107: Are breweries your friends?

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great time the night before and rang in the new year with a beer or three! And since January 1 also falls on a Friday, it’s also time for another round of The Session! This first Session of 2016 is hosted by Dan Conley of Community Beer Works, a brewery in Buffalo, New York, and the topic Dan is suggesting is: Are breweries your friends? To be in … Continue reading →

Bend’s Oblivion Pub to close, Brewery continues

As reported in today’s Bend Bulletin, the Oblivion Brewing brewpub in Bend, Oregon, will be closing after only seven months. However the brewing company itself will remain unaffected. Excerpted from the newspaper: The partnership that created the pub — owner Jon Sargent and brewers Darin Butschy and Meghann Butschy — agreed to part ways, Sargent and Meghann Butschy said Tuesday. The pub will probably end its short run on Thursday, New Year’s Eve, Sargent said. … Continue reading →