Press Release

image courtesy Crux Fermentation Project

(Bend, OR) Join Crux crewmembers to celebrate the release of our 2015 [BANISHED] Better Off Red. This year’s release is a pleasantly more tart vintage of our barrel-aged Flanders-Style Red Ale. The 2015 [BANISHED] Better Off Red will be available for sale on draught and in bottles (limit four per person).

Crux will also take over the Tin Bucket taps with a selection of our favorite Crux beers, many of which don’t typically travel beyond our Tasting Room in Bend.


ABOUT BETTER OFF RED (7.0% ABV, 18 IBU): Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon pinot noir barrels for about a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes, while older versions pick up more oak and yield cherry flavors. So we blended old and new, figuring we’re better off presenting this exotic mélange simultaneously.

image courtesy Crux Fermentation ProjectABOUT THE BANISHED SERIES: It was for their own good. Beers in this special series are hidden away for months in oak barrels, allowing flavors to mature, meld and mellow. This is a live beer, cellar according to personal preference. Always keep in the dark: room temp storage = funky, refrigerated storage = not so funky.

ABOUT CRUX FERMENTATION PROJECT: Crux Fermentation Project is located at the epicenter of Bend and at the crucial core of the brewing process. We’ve designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. All our beer is bottled and labeled by hand in small batches right at the brewery. Brewmaster Larry Sidor is always in pursuit of the next great beer, whether by reinterpreting a classic style or abandoning it altogether.
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