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Take a Ride on the Gypsy Coolship

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I first heard about the Gypsy Coolship project a couple years back when Crux announced the original release. Did I have a clue what they were doing? Absolutely not. Not surprisingly though, I loved that first release and had to learn more about what exactly the Gypsy Coolship project is. Much to my chagrin, it […]

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The Wizard of the NW Beer Industry

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Congrats to Beerlandia for their The North American Guild of Beer Writers award. One of their episodes from last year featured our founder and master brewer, Larry Sidor. Give it a listen to learn why some consider him the “Godfather” of the Northwest Beer Industry.

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Cruxpansion for the People

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If you’ve been around Crux recently, then you know they’ve been working on a pretty hefty, beautiful, and very necessary expansion. I recently spent a morning with founder/master brewer, Larry Sidor, in honor of their 7th year of absolutely crushing it so I could fill you in on exactly what went into this awesome new […]

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The Play Wave Pursuit

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photo: john trapper | surfer: travis yamada The pursuit of the perfect wave (or beer, for that matter) never ends. A few years back, we partnered with our friends at Sierra Nevada, Columbia Distributing, and the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance to support a cause close to our hearts (and our brewery) here at Crux – proceeds […]

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Barrel Maintenance & Repair

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There are many benefits to employing used barrels for beer fermentation & aging. You can get different flavor profiles depending on the previous liquor – at Crux, we use bourbon, red & white wine & rum barrels. You can get different char/toast levels within the barrels depending on its previous use & barrels can be […]

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2016 [BANISHED] Tough Love

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The fall season transition is always an exciting time at Crux. After the rush of fresh hop season is over and the weather starts to cool, it’s time for my favorite beer – Tough Love 2016! It’s a labor of love as we deal with this complex Imperial Stout all year long. It starts an […]

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