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What is a Limberlost?

The name Limberlost is derived from the name of a huge swamp that once covered the majority of Eastern Indiana. A fellow by the name of Jim Miller (who went by the name “Limber Jim) went hunting in the great swamp and went missing for months. He stumbled out of the woods looking miserable and disheveled. After that, the swamp took on the name “Limberlost”.

We stumbled upon the name by accident as we were driving around Central Oregon’s Mackenzie Pass near Bend almost 7 years ago. There was a National Forest campground sign with the name “Limberlost” for a name. From that point on, we knew had found the name for our brewery.

If you want the whole presumed story and origin about the name Limberlost, you can check out the Wikipedia page.