Category Archives: Breweries

Pictures from Bridge 99’s tasting room opening

Still catching up! Here are pictures from the official opening launch of Bridge 99 Brewery here in Bend (which took place on January 22-23). I stopped in on the 22nd around 5:30 and got some pictures of the space and had some of the samples they were pouring as well as a pint of the Winter Trail Stout. The new tasting room and brewery space is located across the parking lot from Wubba’s BBQ Shack … Continue reading →

Breaking: Anheuser-Busch buying Elysian Brewing!

The news is all over the internet and social media this morning: Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing! I am completely stunned by this news, even moreso than the 10 Barrel news from last year—I never would have though Elysian would sell to AB. From the AB press release: Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase Elysian Brewing Company, based in Seattle, Washington. For nearly 20 years, Elysian has brewed an award-winning portfolio of … Continue reading →

Old Mill Brew Wërks closing update

Quick follow up to my story yesterday about Old Mill Brew Wërks closing: we stopped in today for their last day for a couple of happy hour-priced apps and a beer and picked the brain of our server a bit to find out more details. According to her, it’s the restaurant part that is closing, as they reorganize and transition to new owners. There will (probably) be a remodel involved and they’re targeting being (re)open by … Continue reading →

Old Mill Brew Wërks is closing – confirmed

Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill Brew Wërks, opened in 2011 as the region’s tenth brewing operation, officially announced their closing today on Facebook—with tomorrow (Sunday) being their last day. Here’s their post: This Sunday we will be CLOSING the doors to Old Mill Brew Werks!! A farewell to all our fans we will be running happy hour specials all day with mention of this post!!! And free swag giveaways!! Come down and say bye to us all. … Continue reading →

Cam O’Connor joins Crux Fermentation Project

I first heard about this a few weeks ago, but did not know when the official news was coming out: Cam O’Connor, formerly brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery, joins Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project. Pretty interesting news for Bend! Here’s the official press release from Crux: Crux Fermentation Project announced this week that Cam O’Connor joined the team as its Head Brewer. Bringing with him more than a decade of high-end craft brewing experience, Cam significantly expands … Continue reading →