Living in Central Oregon is great. We have the best scenery, the best outdoor scene and the best in craft beer.
With one brewery for every 4,500 people, we have the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon! Just like the beers they create, each brewery comes with a distinct story about what makes it unique.
That’s why we launched Central Oregon brews and news. We wanted to give a platform for breweries to tell their story. Each month we will feature a local brewery on the air, and here, on our page. You’ll get their story about the different styles they produce, the different people in charge of the beer and what makes them so unique. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase gift cards to these great locations.
Our local breweries help make Central Oregon a special place, so enjoy their stories here.
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company was founded in 1994 by three enthusiastic brothers looking for an exciting business in beautiful, sunny Central Oregon. They spent many long nights building brewing equipment by hand and coming up with tasty recipes. More than twenty years later, the long nights and quest for great beer has continued, but on a much larger scale.
In the winter of 2000, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company was purchased by Rick Orazetti and Doug Kutella. Ron Kutella and Chris Justema soon joined the partnership. What started as a small brewing facility in an airport industrial zone has turned into a state-of-the-art, 25-barrel brew house system that allows brewing 775 gallons per batch, three times daily. The partners also expanded from just a brewery to having four local pubs: 7th Street Brew House, Tumalo Tavern, Cascade West Grub and Alehouse, and our flagship restaurant in Bend, Cascade Lakes Lodge. Cascade Lakes beer is now distributed and sold in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and California.
Cascade Lakes brews six beers year-round: Blonde Bombshell, 20" Brown, Salted Caramel Porter, Hopsmack IPA, Mosaic IPA, and Cyclops IPA. They brew many seasonals throughout the year: Slippery Slope, Drop the M.I.C., Skookum Creek Ale, Paulina Lake Pilsner, Rooster Tail Ale, Riverside Red, Silverback Imperial Stout, Cherry Blonde, Angus MacDouglas Amber, just to name a few. Look for our beers on draft at your favorite pub and grab a six-pack at your local grocery store.
Upstream from Ordinary. RiverBend consistently produces a wide variety of great brews. Along with their flagships: "Oregonized Love IPA," "Boxcar Rapids Red Ale," and "Schwenk's Pilsner"; RiverBend excels at uncommon brews. By adding lactose and local fruits to an already great IPA recipe, they create smooth, flavorful, and uniquely drinkable Milkshake IPAs. Try the "Hawaiian Crunk" or enjoy their "Berry the HOPetition."