The Crux Fermentation Experience at Smith Rock

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

Depart Crux Fermentation Project for an awe-inspiring journey to experience nature’s handiwork at Smith Rock through a brewer’s lens.

As you begin your descent into the Crooked River canyon you’ll examine the wildlife, geology, agriculture, water and rock which, when coalesced, give birth to wild yeasts, microflora, and bacteria that provide for the complexities of Crux’s latest Gypsy Coolship release. This sweet fusion is the inspiration behind the brewery’s name! This hike along the spectacular riparian habitat lends itself to inspiration and understanding of nature’s magic, atmospheric secrets and its brewing compatibility. At some point you’ll sip the goodness and taste the result of Crux’ open-air, wort-cooled, brewing ingenuity! 

Head back to the Crux tasting room for pizza, charcuterie, and a variety of delicious Crux beers where elite staff, handpicked for their knowledge, answer your brewing questions as you drink and dine.