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Boneyard Beer was started with one goal in mind – make great beer. In 2010, Boneyard Beer was created in an old auto shop tucked away in the backstreets of Bend, Oregon’s historical district. Without any outside investors or major bank loans, Boneyard’s inception was unconventional to say the least. After decades in the brewing industry, owner Tony Lawrence built up a “boneyard” of old equipment he collected from 13 different breweries around the country. Alongside co-founders, Clay and Melodee Storey, this second-hand brewing equipment was pieced together to brew the first batch of Boneyard Beer in May 2010. As Boneyard has grown, the initial fermenters have been replaced with shiny new ones, but the original, refurbished 20-barrel system is still the one Boneyard uses for seasonal and special release beers today.

The original taproom located on Lake Place is open to the public! Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 7pm and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Swing in for tasters, pints, merchandise and beer to-go. Wednesday is Local’s Day! Enjoy $5 pints in the beer garden and discounted crowler and growler fills. Rotating food carts pop-up in the parking lot throughout the week.

As we progress, the focus remains the same: clean, balanced, high quality beer.


Boneyard Lake Place Brewery

Boneyard Taproom
37 NW Lake Place
Bend, OR 97703

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