Brewery News: OR: Bend: Crux Fermentation Project announces 6-pack editions of Crux Pilz and Crux Cast Out IPA

Press Release
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Crux Fermentation Project announces the introduction of two of its most popular beers—Crux Pilz and Cast Out IPA— in new-to-Crux 6-pack formats. Crux Pilz will be offered in a 6-pack of 12oz cans, while Cast Out IPA will be available in a 6-pack of 12oz glass bottles.

Crux is brand new to the 6-pack format. Since its opening in June of 2012, Crux has distributed beers exclusively in 375ml and 500ml single-serve bottles. The introduction of Crux beers in 6-pack formats creates broader availability in specialty bottle shops, supermarkets and grocery stores throughout Oregon and Washington beginning next week. 

Crux Founder and Brewmaster, Larry Sidor, says that this decision was born out of direct feedback from the Crux fan base. “We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from folks right here in Bend and from places like Corvallis, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle asking us to make our beer available in 6-packs. Especially with the spring and summer seasons coming up— this will be a game-changer. This 
move makes it much easier for our friends to enjoy and share our beer with their friends during all their outdoor adventures, social gatherings, and events.”

Crux Pilz, “A New-Old-World Pilsner
5.2% ABV, 35 IBU. Available in 6-pack 12oz cans
This is not your father’s pilsner. It’s more like the pilsner that belonged to his stern father, the one with all the rules but who gave you treats whenever your parents weren’t looking. Brewed with traditional Pilsner malts, imported Czech Saaz and local Oregon Sterling hops, this pilsner’s first sip shows up with clean lager flavors, and then opens with surprising complexity and softness— developing biscuit flavors, spicy herbal notes and a hint of lemon.
Cast Out India Pale Ale
7.6% ABV, 60 IBU. Available in 6-pack 12oz bottles
Many breweries procure their hops right here in the Northwest. But this beer features the Galaxy hop from Australia, a country famously populated by England’s cast out convicts. Cast Out IPA employs these hops aggressively from hop back to dry hopping stages. Yet the result is a balanced and bronzy ale, with medium hop bitterness complemented by moderate maltiness, showcasing aromas and flavors reminiscent of passion fruit.

Crux Fermentation Project is located at the epicenter of Bend and at the crucial core of the brewing process. We’ve designed our 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 (and now canned) 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 
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