Sunriver is getting it’s own brewery!
In what will be about the 15th brewery in the area to receive federal approval to brew, Sunriver Brewing Company plans to open this summer.
The owners are keeping extremely silent on the details, and declined to release information about the size of the brew system, the identity of the brewmaster, the styles of beers to be produced or the pub's menu. The owners will keep mum until opening, said Brian Cameron, one of the three co-owners.
“We are keeping the specifics under our hat until then,” said Cameron, whose brother is also a co-owner.
The brewery is moving into a space at the Country Village Mall and will operate as a true brewpub, combining brewery and pub operations at the location. The square footage of the space is around 3,600 feet.
Cameron did divulge that the pub will focus on contemporary fare using regional ingredients under the direction of Executive Chef Jeff Gill, also a co-owner.
“We’re going to have Oregon ingredients and keep it local as much as we can,” said Brian Cameron.
As to whether there is a brewery saturation point for the Central Oregon brewing industry, Cameron was unconcerned.
“I’m going to go ahead and quote Gary Fish who said… look at all the wineries around and people are going the same direction with microbreweries,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve seen the top of it, by any means.”
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