Celebrate some Bend beer anniversaries today

CRUXAPALOOZA IIIThis weekend is a good one for Bend brewery anniversaries, as three of our locals are celebrating a collective 31 years in business.

Deschutes Brewery celebrated their 26th anniversary yesterday, but you can still head down and enjoy their Black Butte XXVI (brewed with chocolate and cranberries this year) on tap today, as well as their new Foray Belgian IPA. I tried both last night, both are excellent.

Today you’ll want to check out Crux Fermentation Project, as for their 2nd anniversary they are holding their CRUXAPALOOZA III festival all day long, starting at 11:30. “Come out and join Crux Fermentation Project for our 2nd Anniversary Festival! It’s FREE, ALL AGES and music will run from 11:30am to 10:30pm. All performances will be on a special outdoor festival stage which features one of the best sound systems in the region.” Expect to see a specialty beer brewed just for the event and make sure to sample their current line-up, which looks great.

And GoodLife Brewing is celebrating their 3rd anniversary today from 4 to 10pm, featuring a special anniversary beer, food from local restaurant Rockin’ Dave’s, live music, and more. Here’s what they posted on Facebook this morning: “Today marks our 3 Year Anniversary!!! We are celebrating in the Biergarten starting at 4pm with live music, corn hole, bocce ball, and drinking our special Anniversary Beer! Come say hi and let us thank you for all of your support!”