Today we receive news of another brewpub closure in the Oregon brewing industry. Riverbend Brewing will shut the doors to its brew pub located at 2650 NE Division Street in Bend on November 19, 2018. Brewing will continue but the brewpub will close due to what we learn are health reasons.
“It comes as sad news that, as of 11/19/2018, our original brew pub will be closing its doors because of health reasons,” wrote Chasen Schults, head brewer at Riverbend Brewing in an email to Brewpublic. “The brewery will remain open and continue to produce draft, bottle, and can favorites as well as future seasonal and one off releases. There are currently plans in the works to open a taproom, or small brewpub in the Bend area, as well as expand distribution to other regions.”
Riverbend Brewing opened on the northside of Bend in 2013 and most recently joined the wave of brewers brewing New England-style IPAs among other styles.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.