Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing sale irks fans


Company has faced boycotts and online protests since being bought by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Company has faced boycotts and online protests since being bought by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The acquisition was another example of mega-brewers trying to counter declining sales by tapping into the growth of small craft breweries. And it drew the ire of devoted customers who blasted the corporation as an enemy of the craft beer industry and “the worst guys in the game.”

People in and around Bend take their beer seriously. Since its first craft brewery opened in 1988, this city of 80,000 has grown from a struggling timber town to a trendy destination featuring skiing, golf, fly fishing and mountain biking, all of which can be capped off at the end of the day with a fine, locally brewed craft beer.

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