Deschutes Brewery is happy to announce that we are teaming up with the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) to restore 1 billion (yup, 1,000,000,000) gallons of water back into the Middle Deschutes River each year beginning this summer. This ginormous amount of water equates to about 7% of the total streamflow from Bend to Lake Billy Chinook. To put this into perspective, it would be like swimming in a lake filled with 6,400,000,000 imperial pints of beer. This also equates to more than 14 times Deschutes Brewery’s annual water requirements, including our pubs and our entire supply chain combined! This action will improve fish habitat, water quality and overall stream health of our beloved river. We are so glad to be a part of this process so let’s raise a 20 ounce (imperial) pint glass of Mirror Pond Pale Ale for the DRC, the river and the fish!