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.
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!
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.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for our first official Black Butte to Mirror Bike Ride and 25th Anniversary Party! This past Saturday hundreds of cyclists came together to ride the back roads of Central Oregon. The ride started at Black Butte Ranch, outside of Sisters and ended by crossing Mirror Pond at Drake Park in downtown Bend. We met folks who had come all the way from Arizona and Nevada to ride the race and see the landmarks that inspired our damn tasty beer.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our #BB2MP Instagram contest! Check out some of the entries below in our Storify. The Black Butte to Mirror Pond Bike Ride is next weekend, Saturday June 22nd. Sign up here.
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary and in honor of our two flagship beers, we’re hosting a Black Butte to Mirror Pond Bike Ride on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Honestly, this is one ride you shouldn’t miss! We’ll start at Black Butte Ranch and wind our way along the dirt roads behind Sisters until we reach Mirror Pond at Drake Park in downtown Bend. Register for the ride here.
Last Friday we had the privilege of watching the powerful and talented Laura Gibson perform at our pub in Bend. Laura’s performance was the last stop on our monthly First Friday Art Walk and she helped us kick off the release of our well-loved Twilight Summer Ale. Laura’s roots run deep in our own backyard: she spent this past February at Caldera in the mountains of Central Oregon, writing and reflecting on her work. Last summer we traveled with her out to Smith Rock to record the third installment of Deschutes River Recordings, a unique partnership between Northwest musicians and the Deschutes River Conservancy to create songs by the river, for the river. We were thrilled to welcome her back to Bend to perform the latest from her album La Grande (aptly named after a small town in Eastern Oregon).
The Cross Crusade Halloween shenanigans returned to Bend this year with two days of racing taking place literally in our backyard. And yes, that is a ferris wheel in the middle of the course, anchoring this year’s Cyclo Du Soleil theme.