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.
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.
It's hard to believe but it's been two years since Alan Sprints from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company came over to Bend to brew Fred and Adam at our brewing facility for our first collaboration project. The Dissident and The Stoic were later brewed and all four beers were then transferred into a variety of oak barrels.
Deschutes Brewery’s Third Annual Chocolate Beer Dinner was an event I won’t soon be forgetting. The five course meal, created by Chefs Katrina Spatrisano, Matt Neltner and Jeff Latino, was thoughtfully prepared and presented to the diner like an edible masterpiece. Equal thanks must go to Brewers Paul Arney and Jimmy Seifrit, as the beer pairing with each course was innovative, balanced, and unlike anything I had ever tasted.