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Dogs & Lagers Fest

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We are excited to announce Bend’s first ever DOGS & LAGERS FEST Friday, August 26th, from 2-8 pm at Crux We teamed up with our pal Ely, dog mom of Smoky Joe and Alaska, and genius behind The Dog Guide Bend to unleash this fetching event! Because here at Crux, we love dogs, a lot. So […]

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Larry’s Curtain Call

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As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, our CEO, brewmaster, and co-founder, Larry Sidor, reminisced all things beer, moving forward, and leaving some things behind.   What’s on tap for our 10th anniversary?  “I made a malt-forward IPA that we’re calling our 10th Anniversary IPA. It’s a beer I want to drink. I don’t care if […]

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More Sunshine & Golden-Hued Brews

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Ahh, spring, allergies are in full force, the daffodils are blooming, and the marmots are waddling around searching for the perfect tender root. It’s all about baseball games and barbecues, plus a sporadic snowstorm to keep things interesting. Amid this spring thaw, we crawl out of our icy cave to ingest more sunshine and golden-hued […]

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Introducing: Our First Whiskey!

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Since the very beginning, we have defined ourselves as a fermentation project, as our name suggests. Venturing beyond beer has always been in our DNA. And with this first whiskey offering, we are fulfilling a dream that’s been there from the start.  This straight bourbon whiskey is the latest chapter in our quest of fermented […]

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What is Fermentation?

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Larry Sidor, our founder, CEO, and Master Brewer sat down with Logan Hendrickson from Beer Without a Buzz podcast to talk all things Non-Alcoholic beer. They chat about failure, fermentation, and redemption.  “We’re about innovation and exploring areas that most people don’t go,”  says Larry. Listen here: 

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Tough Love: A Love Story 

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“Four months after Crux opened, we brewed Tough Love.” We sat down and talked with our co-founder and Master Brewer, Larry Sidor, as he remembers, “It took guts since we didn’t have much in the bank. It had to work.” What makes Tough Love special? Domestic light beer has no soul. It’s one-dimensional. Ahem, the […]

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The Fantastic Five: Our Flagship IPAs

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We just love a good IPA. Hello! That’s why we have so many! We’re always in pursuit of new flavors and charismatic hop combinations. In addition to tasting room exclusives and seasonal IPAs, we have five year-round IPAs that are always available. Find them in the refrigerator at our tasting room or local grocery store. […]

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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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