June is anniversary month in Bend

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Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife:

GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page)

They’ll be celebrating from 2 to 8pm “with food trucks on-site, 8 taps flowing, and firkins all day!” They will also have lawn games in their beer garden and all ages are welcome.

Crux Fermentation Project 4th anniversary Cruxapalooza – Saturday, June 25

Crux’s fifth Cruxapalooza (the first one was on opening day) takes place from 11:30am to 10:30pm, with a total of 60 taps of beer (24 inside, 20 outside at the outdoor station, and 16 more in an extra refrigerated car), live music, and two special release beers in their Banished series: Bretted Farmhouse and Apricot Wild Farmhouse (Sour).

Deschutes Brewery 28th anniversary – Monday, June 27 (event page)


Join us as we celebrate 28 years of brewing! We will be featuring our anniversary beer, Black Butte XXVIII with vertical flights, culinary specials, back alley bash and more! Celebration is All day, kid friendly, with live music beginning at 5pm in our back alley. Wear an old Black Butte Porter shirt and receive free swag or a complimentary drink!


Pretty good start to the summer overall!