Bend, Oregon – Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, today announced its expansion plans into Washington State effective May 1st. The Brewery over the last 12 months has undergone an expansion encompassing the brew house system as well as the facility. A 25-barrel brew house system from JV NW replaced the 17 year old system allowing them to brew 775 gallons per batch up to three batches a day. This produces 25% more product and, in combination with the facility remodel, can support an expansion into Washington State.
“At last, we have the ability to brew more beer, thus it’s a natural time to expand our markets beyond Oregon and Idaho and into our neighbor Washington,” stated Chris Justema, president and partner. “This has been on our radar for years. I moved from Seattle to Bend 12 years ago, so I look forward to going back into a market I know and love. I hear our neighbors to the north are thirsty up there and we are going to do our best to help solve that problem.”
Columbia is our distribution partner and will lead the way in our efforts in combination with a Scott Driggs, Cascade Lakes Oregon/Washington sales rep
About Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co was purchased in 2000 by Doug Kutella and Rick Orazetti. The Brewery is located in the Redmond Airport Industrial Park where all ales are handcrafted. These include Blonde Bombshell, 20” Brown, Monkey Face Porter, Cyclops IPA, Slippery Slope Winter Ale, IRA, Project X, and Paulina Lake Pilsner, among other specialty brews. The company also acquired 7th Street Brew House at this time. In 2002, they continued to expand by acquiring Cascade West Grub & Ale House and adding Ron Kutella as a partner. Tumalo Tavern was acquired in 2003 bringing Chris Justema on as a partner. In May 2004, the company’s flagship restaurant, Cascade Lakes Lodge opened. It is located in Bend at the corner of Century Drive and Chandler Ave. Chris, Rick and Ron partnered to open the Red Dog Depot in August 2007.
1441 SW Chandler #100
Bend, OR 97701
541-419-0009 (Chris Justema)