Oregon Beer News, 05/13/2015

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, May 13, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Oregon Beer News, 03/05/2015

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, March 5, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Oregon Beer News, 02/19/2015

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, February 19, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

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 … Continue reading

Crux Fermentation Project: Half Hitch and Better Off Red

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project has sent me several beers, several of which have been put away for later consumption (Tough Love, Freakcake), a couple of which I have drank and enjoyed and written up notes for. Crux is one of my favorite Bend breweries right now, though sadly I don’t … Continue reading

Celebrate some Bend beer anniversaries today

This 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 … Continue reading

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 … 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: … 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, … 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 … Continue reading