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Received: Crux [Banished] Better Off Red

I received a package from Crux Fermentation Project over the weekend, containing the latest in their “Banished” series of (barrel-aged) beers: Better Off Red. This is a Flanders-style red ale, 7% abv, described as: Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon¬†Pinot Noir barrels for nearly a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes while older versions pick up more … Continue reading →

Received: Crux Banished Series bottles

This impressive package came today, courtesy of Crux Fermentation Project: Three of the just-released bottles that were released last weekend, two¬†of them being their new “Banished” series of beers (barrel-aged specialties). The beers are (left to right): Freakcake: Oud Bruin aged in bourbon barrels with Brett and dried fruits Doublecross: Pinot barrel aged version on the strong Belgian-style Dark Half Hitch: Imperial IPA with Mosaic hops I’m looking forward to trying all of these and … Continue reading →

Cruxapalooza – Crux’s 1st anniversary

Hard to believe it’s been a year already that Crux Fermentation Project has opened its doors here in Bend, but it really has and in that time they’ve risen to be one of the best (if not the best) new brewpubs in Central Oregon with an amazing lineup of beers, good food, and great views from their one-of-a-kind facility. This Saturday the 29th they are celebrating their one-year anniversary with “Cruxapalooza II” (the first one … Continue reading →

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party

There’s a cool event in Bend this Saturday the 20th that’s put together/hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School: a Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party that’s essentially a progressive beer dinner around the OSF property and, in addition to featuring McMenamins’ own beers, they’ve invited three other Bend breweries to join them: Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, and GoodLife Brewing. If you like to drink good beer and eat good food, this event is for you. … Continue reading →

Sampling the current Crux lineup

I haven’t been in to Crux Fermentation Project nearly enough since they opened, when I was able to sample their very first beer (Just in Time Northwest Pale Ale), and in that time they’ve brewed some five or six beers—including the most recent, a Bavarian Hefeweissen that was the first brew to come out of their open fermenters. On Friday I was able to rectify this, as my wife and I stopped by in the … Continue reading →