10 Barrel Brewing Company
Named Best Pub & Brewery in Central Oregon
10 Barrel Brewing Company dates back to 2006 when twin brothers Chris and Jeremy Cox decided to brew their own beer. The brothers were co-owners of a successful bar and grill in downtown Bend, Oregon and while they didn’t have any direct experience brewing, shared a deep passion for craft beers and were determined to break into the industry.
Chris and Jeremy’s brewery was founded as a small startup called Wildfire Brewing in 2006, and the brothers focused on selling their beers to local bars and restaurants. It wasn’t until they changed the name to 10 Barrel Brewing Company (after the small craft brewing system) in 2009, and brought in two award-winning brewers that business really took off. In January of 2011, Chris and Jeremy hired Jimmy Seifrit, the Brewmaster of the largest brewery in town and the largest independent brewery in the state - Deschutes Brewery.
With Jimmy’s help, the 10 Barrel Brewing team expanded to a much larger 50 barrel brewhouse and hired brewer all-star Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing to take over the smaller 10 barrel brewhouse for special releases and product development. The 10 Barrel Brewpub, located close to downtown Bend, Oregon is hugely popular and has become a local favorite with a full restaurant and many beers on tap.
In early 2013, 10 Barrel Brewing Company expanded further, opening a pub in Boise, Idaho. This growth has greatly expanded the brewery’s presence in the pacific northwest and brothers Chris and Jeremy couldn’t be prouder of their progress. The brewing focus has remained the same since 2006 - creating unique, thought provoking and interesting beers, with an emphasis on having fun. Their philosophy encompasses both the scientific and artistic expressions of brewing and the public certainly has been responding well to the brand.
10 Barrel Brewing Company was named Best Pub and Best Brewery in Central Oregon by Source Weekly Magazine in 2010, in addition to being named the Best Pub by Central Oregon Magazine in 2011. Their beers have won numerous awards as well!