Our Story

Cascade Lakes Brewing Company was founded in 1994 by three enthusiastic brothers looking for an exciting business in beautiful, sunny Central Oregon.  They spent many long nights building brewing equipment by hand and coming up with tasty recipes.  More than seventeen years later, the long nights and quest for great beer has continued, but on a much larger scale.

In the winter of 2000, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company was purchased by Rick Orazetti and Doug Kutella.  Ron Kutella and Chris Justema soon joined the partnership. What started as a small brewing facility in an airport industrial zone has turned into a state-of-the-art, 25-barrel brew house system that allows brewing 775 gallons per batch, three times daily. The partners also expanded from just a brewery to having five local pubs: 7th Street Brew House, Tumalo Tavern, Cascade West Grub and Alehouse, Red Dog Depot and our flagship restaurant in Bend, Cascade Lakes Lodge. Today, Tumalo Tavern, Red Dog Depot, and Cascade West are “friends” of the company.

Cascade Lakes brews five beers year-round: Blonde Bombshell, Rooster Tail Ale, Monkey Face Porter, 20” Brown, and Cyclops IPA. They brew over nine seasonal including: Paulina Lake Pilsner, Skookam Creek Ale, Slippery Slope, Riverside Red, Waste Deep Weiss, Harvest Ale, India Red Ale (IRA) and Project X.

Cascade Lakes’ beer is now available throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Look for our beers at your favorite pub and grab a six-pack at your local grocery store.

Head Brewer

John Van Duzer is the Head Brewer at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company.  John comes to us with over 12 years experience in the hand crafted beer industry.  He shares his vast knowledge with the rest of our brewing crew and brings his passion and commitment to hand-crafting beers.







Contact Information
2141 SW First Street
Redmond, OR  97756
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