Bend startup breweries plan to stay small
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Bend startup breweries plan to stay small

Professional disc golfers Nate and Valarie Doss are opening Bevel Craft Brewing on the east side of Bend. (Joe Kline/Bulletin photo) One of the benefits of traveling the United States as a professional disc golfer is that when the tournaments are over, there are always new beers to sample. “We’ve been in so many taprooms in the smallest corners of each state,” said Valarie Doss, who won four world championships in the sport under her maiden name, Valarie Jenkins. She is married to fellow world champ, Nathan Doss. “We got to try the hazy beers in New England before they were ever reaching the West Coast.” Bend residents since 2012, the couple hope their well-traveled palates will serve them well as brewery owners. They expect to start work soon on a new seven-barrel brewery and taproom in 9th Street Village, the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baker property on SE Armour Road that already includes an art gallery, co-working space and food truck lot. Bevel Craft Beer takes its name from the innovation that turned the pastime of throwing Frisbee discs toward fixed objects into its own sport. “They added this beveled edge to the disc,” Valarie Doss said. […]

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