Sunriver Brewing’s Oakway Pub coming to Eugene, Oregon
Bend, Oregon-based Sunriver Brewing Co. will open its third location in Eugene this March called the Oakway Pub. Sunriver has become one of Oregon’s best and most award-winning breweries over the last few years, consistently winning GABF and Oregon Beer Awards for flagships like Rippin NW Session Ale, Vicious Mosquito IPA, and Fuzztail Hefeweizen.
The Oakway Pub will open in the former Hot Mama’s Kitchen space adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel at 329 Oakway Road. Sunriver Brewing started as a brewpub in Sunriver, Oregon, but expanded production to a Bend facility without a taproom and took over the lease at the former Oblivion Brewing in Bend to reopen as the Sunriver Brewing Galveston pub. The Oakway Pub will be the company’s first location outside of Central Oregon, a 3,200 square foot space with indoor seating 140 and 45 seats on a dog friendly patio.
“We were aware that Sunriver Brewing Company was looking at the Oakway Center,” says Michael Marzano, owner of Hot Mama’s Kitchen + Bar. “When they approached us, it made a lot of sense to continue the conversation. It’s very exciting for Eugene to welcome such a reputable, growing company like Sunriver Brewing,” said Marzano.
The pub will be pouring Sunriver’s core brands along with many limited release and seasonal beers.
“We’re thrilled to be opening a pub in Eugene,” says Karin Devencenzi, CEO of Sunriver Brewing Company. “We wanted to be part of a community that embraces craft beer and we’re looking forward to joining the great brewing culture that exists in Eugene.”
“Eugene has such a deep connection to the history of craft beer in the Pacific Northwest,” says Brett Thomas, Director of Brewing Operations. “I have an immense amount of respect for Eugene-based industry pioneers like Glen Falconer, Teri Fahrendorf, and Jamie Floyd, as well as legacy establishments like The Bier Stein and Steelhead Brewery. We wouldn’t be doing what we do today had it not been for their vision and commitment.”
The brewery looks forward to continued collaborations with industry friends like Oakshire Brewing. The food menu will have many Sunriver Brewing favorites alongside dishes specifically created for the Oakway Pub. Chef Justin Goin, who is known for his fun, comfort food and who has led the team at the Galveston Pub in Bend, will be moving to Eugene to lead the kitchen team.
About Sunriver Brewing Company – Sunriver Brewing Company’s pub in the Village at Sunriver opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2012. Recognizing that the original pub would not accommodate demand, a 13,000-square foot building was
purchased in the Business Park in 2014. Since that time, Sunriver Brewing Company has garnered many national and international awards for their craft beer. In February of 2016, Sunriver opened its second pub location on Galveston Avenue in Bend Oregon. The year of 2017 included a major national accomplishment with winning Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.