Announced, this past Monday, Riverbend Brewing Company will halt operation of their taproom at 2650 NE Division Street in Bend, Oregon. The last day to sit down and enjoy a pint of Riverbend-brewed beer will next Monday, November 19th.
Started in 2013 by owners Gary and Linda Sobala, Riverbend had an ambitious goal of filling the small void left by established breweries in the city. When asked for a statement regarding the closure the brewery sent us this press release.
comes as sad news that, as of 11/19/2018, our original brew pub will be closing its doors because of health reasons. 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 started in 2013, offering classic and innovative beers served across the Pacific Northwest. Recently excelling in niche and unique beers, we will strive to maintain our image as a brewery and produce quality beer. A small passionate staff takes pride in finding new ways to be out of the box, and will continue to be a no limits style company.
For now, the brewery will focus on continuing to produce award-winning beers while surveying the area for a smaller, more manageable tasting room maintained by the brewery staff. Until then, you are welcome to reach out to the following staff members directly for questions on where to purchase cans or growlers of Riverbend Brewing beers. They can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Riverbendbrewing/posts/?ref=page_internal.