On June 27th, 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened for business with our Bend Public House in downtown Bend, Oregon. After three decades of Deschutes beer, we have much to celebrate. If you’re new, here’s a brief Q&A:
Q: You mean Deschutes Brewery has been making damn tasty beer for 30 years?
A: You got that right.
A: It’s simple: because we love it!
Q: How are you going to celebrate?
A: Make lots of beer with Deschutes brewing alumni, naturally.
We are collaborating with seven former brewers — a throwback brew crew if you will. Check this out: Our 30th anniversary collaboration “family tree” includes John Harris, Deschutes Brewery’s original brewmaster with Ecliptic Brewery, Frank Appleton a brewing consultant responsible for creating the recipes of Deschutes’ beloved brands such as Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter and Cascade Golden Ale, Tim Gossack from Bell’s Brewery, Tony Lawrence from Boneyard Brewery, long time brewer Mark Vickery, Paul Arney from The Ale Apothecary, and Cam O’Connor and Larry Sidor now with Crux Fermentation Project.
Hear what some of the brewers had to say about their homecoming
Let’s Talk Beer
So what can you expect to sample from this 30th collab collection? The list is long:
- Fresh Chair Northwest Pale Ale with Crux Fermentation Project
- Wolfgang’s Vintage Vienna Lager with Boneyard Brewery
- Oh Be Joyful Pale Ale with Ecliptic Brewery
- Origin Story Stout with Frank Appleton
- Schwarzbier with Bell’s Brewery
- To Be Named (that’s not a clever name, it really needs a name) with The Ale Apothecary
- To Be Named Golden Ale with Mark Vickery
We’ll answer one more question: So, what’s next? To quote Al Pacino, “we’re just getting warmed up.” Cheers to 30 amazing years. Want more info about where to find these beers? Leave a comment and we’ll point you in the right place.