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Deschutes Brewery considering $50 million expansion

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By Rachael Rees / The Bulletin:

Deschutes Brewery, one of the nation’s biggest craft brewers, is planning the largest, most expensive expansion in its 25-year history.

Along with Bend, brewery founder Gary Fish said, the company is considering other locations — including the East Coast — although it will always call Bend home.

But local officials want Deschutes Brewery to expand in Bend.

“They’re the father of our beer industry here,” said Roger Lee, executive director of Economic Development for Central Oregon.

Throughout its history, Deschutes Brewery has either been under construction or planning for expansion, Fish said. The Bend-based brewery’s most pressing need is increasing its bottling and packaging capacity. But the location for that growth is still undecided, he said, along with a number of other factors.

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