Deschutes Brewery has lived by the words “do your best and next time do it better” since the day our doors opened in 1988. Going the extra mile to do the right thing wherever possible is built into our standard operating procedure. This thinking steers our Sustainability Team to ensure the company uses fewer resources, while simultaneously maintaining a productive and healthy workforce, and creating lifelong fans.
As a member of our local and global communities, we take responsibility for our influence on the planet. We balance what we take with what we give back by tracking our economic, environmental, and social efforts. We actively seek out opportunities to positively impact the communities where our beer is available. It is our pleasure to restore one billion gallons of water into the Deschutes River every year to offset what we use to brew our damn tasty beer.
We have accomplished much to be proud of since 1988, yet there remains work to be done. We will continue to contribute solutions that make a real difference. We hope our activities will inspire others to do the same.
Each year, we dedicate $1 per barrel sold to charities throughout the community to help fulfill our goal of building a healthier society. Giving ranges from environmental causes that are near and dear to the company’s Oregon roots, all the way to assisting kids in need through local service organizations. A cross-departmental team of passionate individuals help to guide community giving for the company, which equals more than a quarter of a million dollars annually.
Our Community Involvement Committee, a group of employees from throughout the brewery, meets monthly to review all donation requests. Deschutes Brewery looks for non-profit organizations that demonstrate creativity, diversity and an innovative approach to their mission and objectives. This committee also looks for organizations that are directly meaningful or already supported by our employees themselves. To learn more and to fill out a donation request form, please visit our Donations page.