It was intended to be special. We pulled out all the stops to begin with. Starting two years ago when Alan Sprints, owner of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, came to Bend to brew his two most iconic beers (Adam and Fred), ferment them and put them into barrels for an as yet unknown purpose. Our team brewed two of our own beers (The Dissident and The Stoic) and treated them the same way.
Base Camp is where Deschutes Brewery offers fellow beer fanatics a spot to “pitch a tent” of sorts – and find their footing with the cornerstone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. We take over a town for a week with a series of activities such as beer dinners, vertical tastings, live music, total tap takeovers and pint specials to help fans celebrate their love of craft beer.