Crux Fermentation Project has hired away Deschutes Brewery’s Brewmaster Cam O’Connor to join its team in Bend as head brewer. This makes a lot of sense, considering that Cam O’Connor was sort of (Crux Founder and Brewmaster) Larry Sidor’s protege at Deschutes before Larry left to open Crux, handing Cam the reins to the brewhouse. Cam has more than a decade of high-end craft brewing experience and the move will allow Crux to focus more time, imagination, and energy on high-quality experimental brews such as their [BANISHED] Series of barrel-aged beers.
Cam will work closely with Crux Founder and Brewmaster, Larry Sidor, with whom he also worked with at Deschutes Brewery for eight years. “Cam is extremely creative and entrepreneurial,” according to Larry, “and has the vision and the talent to help take Crux to the next level.”