Let’s all give a hearty welcome to Oblivion Brewing Co., Bend, Oregon’s newest brewery (for now)!
Tuesday afternoon as I sat minding my own business in Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café …. Erm. OK. Let’s be honest. As a librarian in the presence of those needing information or passing on great information I find it hard to actually “mind my own business.” Then again, discussions of new breweries in town are well within the realm of—at least what I consider to be—my business. I also made other friends that day by being a librarian and info junkie.
As I was saying, I overheard a conversation about a new brewery in town between the brewery owners and the waitress. I went over and introduced myself to Darin Butschy (owner and brewmaster) and Meghann Butschy (owner and manager) of Oblivion Brewing Co. I gave them my card and they gave me both of theirs and a sticker.
We chatted for a few minutes and I found out that they will shortly be on taps in Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café, Platypus Pub, Brother Jon’s and at least one of the growler fill stations.
According to Darin they brew primarily ales but they do have a pilsner. I also found out a bit about his brewing experience. He worked at SLO Brew which Firestone Walker bought out in 2001 and then brewed for FW for 6 years.
A bit later I went over to talk to Meghann about social media. They are still finding their feet in that regard but they do have a page at Facebook. [By the way, Meghann is a Bendite, born and raised. She makes perhaps the 8th person I have met who can claim that in the almost year that I have been here.]
Their Release Party will be at Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café on Saturday, 24 August from 5 – 7 pm.
I am definitely looking forward to it! I hope to see you there.