Video and photos of Deschutes wall smashing

Deschutes Brewery is adding a major expansion to their original Bend Public House, and Monday evening they held a “wall smashing ceremony” (akin to a groundbreaking) to celebrate the final weeks of the construction process. The wall smashing took place at 9pm, and people were packing into the Pub for the event well before; I was able to get down there before 8:30 to enjoy a beer (Imperial Bachelor Bitter) and shoot some video of the event, as well as grab some pictures of the new space.

Video of owner Gary Fish smashing through the wall (following a short speech):

And, a gallery of the pictures I snapped while I was there:

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It’s a very impressive space, easily (to my eye) more than doubling the current capacity. I already predict the balcony seating during the summer will be the most coveted spots in the house!