Crux Fermentation Project

Crux Fermentation ProjectCrux Fermentation Project
Crux Fermentation ProjectCrux Fermentation Project
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

50 SW Division St.
Bend, Oregon, 97702
United States

(541) 385-3333 | map
cruxfermentation.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.01
Beers:
93
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
2,568
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.36
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
97
pDev:
8.26%
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Reviews by jbarry3000:
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 10, 2017
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C4li from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 09, 2020
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Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Love Crux. One of my favorite breweries. After exploring the Three Sisters Wilderness, go there.

Mar 15, 2020
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chrisjws from California

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Oct 27, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

we had a blast here, what a spectacular facility, worth the hype, and the beer list was stacked when we were in. it looks brand new, open feeling inside, with high ceilings, shiny gorgeous brewing equipment visible, a two sided service bar, and to the left a beer hall area, to the right high top community tables, but the real draw is outside, the yard is as big as a football field with several different seating areas, some sunny, some shaded, dogs everywhere, a little food cart outside slinging killer tacos, and yard games galore. stunning views to the west, even before sunset, and just a real laid back vibe. there must have been a few hundred people when we were in, but it never felt busy, thats how vast it is, especially outside. my on complaint would be how many little kids there were, really reckless, unsupervised, a bit more of a daycare sort of free for all vibe than i can ever really find relaxing, they should cut that back a little bit, but its cool that its so family friendly. the beer speaks for itself, crux kills it, but i was stoked to find to many new ones on the menu, wet hops all over the place, some beers from the banished series, and some i had never heard of before. i loved the in the pocket, which blew our minds, enjoyed the dr jack wet hop, and was stoked on a wild grisette as well, real compelling stuff across the board. the only one i didnt care for was the brett pils, which tasted new and kind of sloppy to me, but the rest of it was on point. the service was great for how busy they were, prices were fair, and this is a heck of a cool place to hang out. i think they do some food inside too, but we stuck to the taco cart and were real pleased. one of my favorite places for beer in bend, not to be missed if you are in town. amazing brewery experience!

Oct 25, 2019
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heydre from Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Great outdoor seating area with horseshoes, parking can be a b***h, solid beers except for darks, and food carts for nom (do Sancho's).

May 04, 2019
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Dyllon from Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Apr 23, 2018
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Danner3 from California

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Feb 07, 2018
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Shaugn from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Jan 10, 2018
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redbarnbikes from New York

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Oct 29, 2017
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Dschamp from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place was crazy on a warm summer evening. The wait for beers was 30-minutes and finding a seat was a challenge. Almost a party atmosphere! Beers are excellent and visiting Crux should be on everybody's growler list!

Oct 05, 2017
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Superheatnsubcool from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Sep 06, 2017
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Big_Thirsty from Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Visited around opening time the week of Bend Brewfest. Parking fills up quickly. Great industrial vibe to the facility. Awesome selection of house beers. Great selection of in house food and on site food trucks. Pet friendly. Large sidelawn area for yard games or relaxing in the shade with a pint. Great selection of branded swag. Very popular hangout of the locals.

Aug 26, 2017
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BetterHoppierThanNever from Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jul 12, 2017
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Fun place with unique menu, good/friendly servers and decent seating. The menu is unique, you can find something for almost anyone, but they're a bit limited to smaller items, and having plenty of vegetarian options.

The tap selections range from light to dark, hoppy and malty, and they offer up their Banished series there quite regularly. There is definitely something for everyone here.

Overall a recommended stop if you are in the Bend area.

May 05, 2017
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krdhawk from Iowa

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jan 13, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Dec 03, 2016
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80x2HopHead from Vermont

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Nov 30, 2016
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shoretaxi from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Nov 29, 2016
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kingpin1010 from California

4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 12, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Sep 24, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sep 24, 2016
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arizcards from Arizona

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This was the first stop of yesterday's Bend run from Welches, OR.

Vibe was very cool as it had a farmhouse vibe going on. We parked on the road outside the project, exited our car to hear the strains of Howling For You by the Black Keys which was pretty cool since this is the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) theme song!
A couple of acres of open field are available for customers to frolic about or chill.

Quality of the Half Hitch and Off Leash (that Da Boss had) were very good.

Service was solid. Server was timely and friendly.

Selection of beer was good as there were maybe 15-20 taps/

Food was extremely limited but of good quality. Da Boss had the Gaucho and I had the Bahn Mi. Sandwiches were on a bread that was light, flavorful, and crunchy.

Overall it was a pretty day in Bend and a very good experience on our visit. Recommend it amongst all the great choices in Bend!

Aug 28, 2016
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Covocali from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Great spot lots of room. Nice variety of beer chill staff

Jul 12, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

During my July 2016 visit there were 21 Crux beers on tap with 8 (mostly over-lapping with the taps, for sale in bottles. Lively yet laid back and friendly atmosphere. Fine service.

Jul 11, 2016
Crux Fermentation Project in Bend, OR
Brewery rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2568 ratings