Crux Fermentation Project

What the crux?

Est. 2012, Bend

You don’t have to look to the sky for this conflux of awesomeness. Located in the former AAMCO building where North, South, East and West converge, Crux offers craft goodness in a transformative atmosphere that showcases both the new and reclaimed – tastefully. Brought to you by a tight crew of passionate individuals who’ve lived the craft industry for some time, this place should be on your go-to list while in Bend. The name? “Fermentation lies at the crux, or pivotal point, of the brewing process,” explains the Crux website. “It’s that critical moment where everything comes together.” Indeed.


With the showpiece of a brewpub dialed in, and the demand for more beers from their customers, in 2016 crux then focused on bottles and cans with a new 17 barrel production facility, right up the road from 10 Barrel’s massive production brewery on Bend’s east side. To continue to accommodate this growing fan base, crux repurposed their kitchen space, and brought on food trucks for thirsty customers (also, in Oregon you need a food component if you serve da alcohols). Crux added a shipping container next to the original building, but that wasn’t enough, so in 2018, they expanded even more with a proper, well designed enclosed space to enjoy mountain views and cold brews year round. Clearly a favorite for visitors and locals alike, hit up crux if you haven’t already.



Crux Fermentation Project › 50 SW Division St › Map it! › 541-385-3333 ›
› 11a – 10p
Beer me! › SUNDOWNER 30 minutes before and after sunset!


Hmm, your beer list looks yummy, do you have a cocktail list to boot? Um, What part of › f e r m e n t a t i o n do you not understand?
Should I bring the fam? Oh yeah! Bring the kids, your parents, and your four legged companion – if it’s nice out, you’ll want to be out.
Can I pop a squat, order a pint, and watch TV? Pop a squat, check. Order a pint, check. Watch TV, nope.
Got any tips? Be there 30 minutes before and after the sunset!
Walk, bike, or drive? Bike it,  drive it, or walk it if you’re lucky enough to live close-by.
Last one – Is there like a locals night or something? SUNDOWNER! Beer and appetizer specials just before and after the sun sets!

Beer Geeks

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Bonus reasons to raise a pint!

  • Copper Kettles!
  • Crazy view of the Cascades!
  • Food trucks!
  • Outdoor Pub and big lawn!

Mas cervesa