Laurelwood Brewing is a respected name among northwest breweries, and we’re lucky enough to have access to their beers up here in Seattle. Big news from them recently, as Brewmaster Chad Kennedy is taking his considerable skills to Bend, Ore, where he will open a new production brewery of his own.
Posted from the Laurelwood website:
“As many have heard Laurelwood Brewmaster Chad Kennedy is leaving to open his own brewery in Bend Oregon. Chad has been with Laurelwood for 8 years and has been a great asset to the company. With Chad at the helm Laurelwood has become recognized as one of the great craft breweries not only in the Northwest but in the country. We are sad that Chad is leaving, but very proud of his new adventure! Bend is very fortunate to have one of Oregon’s best brewers coming to their town to bring yet another great brewery to our state! We are very excited for him and wish him the best of luck!”
That’s the second big name in July alone to make waves in the Bend brewing scene, which was already a fantastic craft brewing town. Sounds like a great reason to plan a research trip soon.
Angelo over at Brewpublic has even more info on the burgeoning Bend brewing scene.