Last month we headed to Nebraska for a week of launch events to introduce Deschutes Brewery beer to the craft beer fans of the Midwest! Since we had never been to "...The Good Life" State, we decided to take "The Kids" along for the ride....and some sightseeing.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter pair very well with sports so our first stop was the TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. This baseball stadium is the home field of the College World Series and has been since 2011. Due to an agreement with the NCAA, the games will remain there each year until at least 2035. With seating for 24,000, it's a great place to watch the series in the summer, the Creighton University Bluejays in the Spring and the Omaha Nighthawks (United Football League) in the Fall. After hearing "hey, batta, batta, batta, batta," about 100 times from "The Kids," we decided to head on to our next adventure.
For the 8th release of The Abyss, we interviewed Deschutes Brewery founder, Gary Fish, and assistant brewmaster, Ryan Schmiege, and had them talk about the history, ingredients and motivation surrounding our beloved imperial stout. We hope you learn something new and that it helps you enjoy The Abyss even more whether this is your first year trying it or if you are an old pro and have conducted your fair share of vertical tastings. Cheers!
We've had a ton of fun over the past few years hosting beer dinners and "meet the brewer" events during Philly Beer Week. And after shipping a few truckloads of beer out to Philly again this summer, we decided to stop teasing our fans and keep the beer flowing all year round. Now we are back with our own "beer week" we like to call Base Camp for Beer Fanatics. Over 20 special events are scheduled across the greater Philadelphia area including 3 beer dinners, 5 beer & cheese pairings, brewer's luncheons, and our signature Beer-lesque night. We hope you'll join us as we pour our Damn Tasty beers in one of the nation's best beer-drinking cities.
A couple of weeks ago our team made the annual trek out to Denver, Colorado for the granddaddy of beer fests, the Great American Beer Festival, otherwise known simply as GABF. We joined over 600 breweries on the Colorado Convention Center floor, pouring 20 of our damn tasty beers for around 49,000 craft beer fanatics. The Brewers Association folks who put on the festival say over 3,100 different beers were poured, one ounce at a time, for thirsty festival goers. But that’s not all…
That's right, Deschutes Brewery is coming to Nebraska for the first time, October 15 to 18. We've arranged a few small gatherings to introduce ourselves and share our passion for craft brewing. Come out and try a few of our favorite brews like Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Chainbreaker White IPA, and Jubelale and chat with some of our crew. Woody, our giant wooden bar on wheels, will also be cruising around so honk if you see him!
With fall quickly approaching, now is the time to fit in that one last summer activity you’ve been itching for. Be it camping in your favorite spot, hitting the beach, or enjoying the last few summer days on your porch, Mirror Pond Pale Ale is a perfect companion. Mirror Pond’s perfectly balanced hops and malts make for an extremely damn tasty beer that doesn't overpower the taste buds.
Just because summer’s ending doesn’t mean the fun has to follow. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Untappd to bring you the “Sip on Mirror Pond” badge. This badge can be yours up until September 20th so don't delay! To unlock it simply check-in to a Mirror Pond Pale Ale and share a photo of your beer so all of your friends can see! Be sure to add the photo when you check-in, though, to get the badge. We would love to hear about your Mirror Pond experience so please include #MirrorPond when tweeting and posting photos on Twitter & Instagram!
August is here which means Street Fare is near! (Yes, we’re poets and we know it) We can’t believe this is already our fourth year shutting down Davis Street in front of our Portland Pub for this amazing event, bringing together some of Portland’s finest food carts, brilliant local indie bands, and our favorite summer brews.
Needless to say, we're pretty stoked to make Outside Magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in the United States for the first time. We are honored to be recognized alongside an elite list of great companies, including fellow brewer, New Belgium Brewing Co., and local friend, Hydro Flask. We love what we do and strive to deliver damn tasty beer and extraordinary experiences to fans like you each and every day, so we hope you'll raise a pint with us for a toast next time you have one of our beers in your hand!