Nestled in the heart of downtown Bend between Old Bend and Southern Crossing, Crux Fermentation Project is a unique brewery. Nowhere else can you find fine craft beers, made using a variety of nontraditional brewing techniques! Read below more information on why The Crux Brewery should earn a spot on your list of best Bend, Oregon activities to do!
Industrial-Chic Brewpub in a Laid-Back Setting
Housed inside of an old transmission plant, Crux Fermentation Project brews quality craft beers using unique, non-traditional techniques. Open fermentation, barrel aging, leveraging, and decoction mashing using a myriad of experimental hops and wild yeasts create exceptional beers.
The Crux Brewery has over twenty of their own high-quality beers on tap. Try flavorful beers like Crux Stout, Cast Out IPA, or Doublecross Dark Belgian-style ale. Put back a Half Hitch imperial mosaic IPA, Crux Farmhouse or Play Wave northwest pale ale. Or savor a French Connection experimental imperial IPA, Bert Scotch ale/wee heavy, PCT Porter, and more.
You can visit the tasting room at Crux Fermentation Project from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on Mondays, 11:30am to 9:00pm on Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays, and 11:30am to 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Crux Fermentation Project’s food menu includes items like sandwiches, bruschetta boards, Caribbean jerk wings, pretzels, figs wrapped in bacon, cheese curds, soups, salads, and bread pudding.
You can also book a tour of Crux Fermentation Project’s brewery and tasting room. The project offers tours of the brewery on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons. Over the course of these forty-five-minute tours, visitors to the brewery learn about the brewers’ use of wild yeast strains, whole leaf hops, open fermentation, and barrel-aging to produce the incredible beers served at Crux Fermentation Project.
A handy tip for visiting the Crux Fermentation Project: you will have difficulty parking right next to the brewery. We recommend that you park at the overflow parking next to Spoken Moto, or park on Colorado Avenue and walk to the tasting room. Crux Brewery is a fan favorite.
You’ll find the brewery located at 50 SW Division St., Bend, OR 97702. You can also reach Crux Fermentation Project by phone at (541) 385-3333, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the Best Bend Oregon Activities
When you are here, you should not miss the outdoor activities the area has to offer. You can take a thrilling whitewater raft ride on the Deschutes River or go for a hike or bike ride in the mountains. If you are visiting in the winter, the area offers some fabulous skiing. The town of Bend offers art galleries that feature the work of some of our state’s most famous and talented artists. No trip to Bend would be complete without a visit to the High Desert Museum. There you will learn about the indigenous people of Oregon and the pioneers who settled the area. You will get to meet many of the fascinating animals who call the Pacific Northwest their home and learn all about them from the on-staff zoologist. The town has a diverse selection of restaurants. You will be able to find something delicious to eat not matter what kind of food you may be craving.
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
When you visit the High Desert, you will definitely want to take a trip to the Deschutes National Forest, where you can see this fabulous monument. The last eruption of the volcano happened well over 75,000 years ago and it has left many amazing mountain formations in its wake.
The monument was developed in 1900 and it includes the upper slopes of the volcano. It is a popular spot for hiking and camping. If you are up for a challenge, you can go to Paulina Peak, which is at about 7,985 ft. There you will get a view of Bend and the entire High Desert.
Deschutes Historical Museum
If you prefer something a bit more down to earth, you can pay a visit to the town’s historical museum. The museum focuses largely on Native American history and has many artifacts and exhibits about the Coquille tribe. You will learn about their daily life and spiritual beliefs as well as the way they live today. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Where to Stay
If you are planning a trip to Bend, you have probably noticed that there are a lot of options for accommodations in town and choosing a place can be a daunting task. The travel professionals at Bend Vacation Rentals can find you the perfect place to stay whether you are a party of two or 20.
Local vacation experts staff our reservations team, who are more than happy to lend you their knowledge of the area. This includes information on Crux Fermentation Project, and other fun places to check out during your time in Bend. Start planning your best vacation yet by emailing or calling our office and asking about reserving your accommodations with us today!