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Craft brew collaborations keep beer culture buzzing

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Bend's thriving craft beer culture is attracting collaborations from brewers near and far. That cross-pollination of talent and ideas inspires local brewers to up their game and gives beer drinkers the opportunity to try unique and limited edition takes on their favorite brews without leaving town.

"Craft brewers are inherently creative. We inspire each other and constantly share ideas. It is a natural progression to want to work with each other," says gold-medal brewer Tonya Cornett, who currently serves as Research and Development Brewmaster at 10 Barrel Brewing.

While the proliferation of craft breweries has led quite naturally to collaborations among the