About Us

(we’re different in a good way)

Riverbend Brewing Company

Located in Bend, Oregon on a stretch of street connecting downtown to the north end and adjacent to the Deschutes River, Riverbend Brewing Company brewed its first beer in September of 2013.

The brewery team operates a 10bbl brewing system manufactured by Mark’s Design and Metalworks out of Vancouver, Washington to craft a wide selection of flagship and rotating seasonal beer options.

Our beers can be found in select bars, growler fill stations, grocery stores and bottle shops. Kegs are available to purchase in 50 Liter or 1/6 barrel sizes directly from the brewery. Dock sale can be done during business hours Monday through Friday. Cash or check only please.

Located on the south side of Division Town Square – 2600 NE Division Street, Suite 101 Bend, OR 97703

Chasen Schultz

Head Brewer

Chasen grew up amongst the hop farms of the Yakima Valley. Moving to Bend after high school, he discovered his passion for the Craft Beer Industry and landed a job locally with Boneyard Beer. His knowledge and love of amazing beers grew over the 3 and half years he worked there. Finally in the summer of 2015 he started his journey with RiverBend Brewing and assumed the Head Brewer position a year later where he is today.

Favorite beer(s): Oregonized Love IPA, and basically any Fresh Hop brew.

David Simpson

Assistant Brewer / Cellar Master

David started his beer career in Los Angeles as a bartender/cellar man for BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse in 2015.  From there he moved to downtown LA’s Karl Strauss and interned as an assistant. After deciding to move to Bend with his fiancé in 2018, he joined the Riverbend team that July.  David enjoys the opportunity to work in an industry he loves, all while honing his craft.

Favorite Beer(s): Blunder Armour NWIPA, Fresh Hop Series

Brent Nygard

Sales Manager

Looking for a change of pace and lifestyle, this Southern California native moved to Bend in 2005. After arriving in Bend, Brent found his love for craft beer and witnessed the boom of just three or four local craft breweries to what it is today.

Brent attended Oregon State where he earned a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Post-graduation he found that he could combine his passion for craft beer and a business degree to create the perfect career for himself.

You can find Brent all over the Pacific Northwest selling beer, attending events and working in the brewery. When Brent is not working for RiverBend Brewing he enjoys spending time at the coast, hiking the trails around Bend, and taking in all that Bend has to offer.

Favorite Beer(s): Schwenk’s Classic Pilsner and Oregonized Love