Three Decades of Deschutes Beer

Posted on: June 6th 2018

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.

  • Q: Why?

  • 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

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Let’s Talk Beer

So what can you expect to sample from this 30th collab collection? The list is long:

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.

4 Responses to “Three Decades of Deschutes Beer”

  1. Cynthia Clark
    June 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Very excited to try these collaborations!

  2. Gina Schauland
    June 12, 2018 at 8:40 am

    We are too! It’s a fun way to celebrate and we’re glad we get to share these collaborations with you. Cheers – Gina from Deschutes

  3. Isaac
    June 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Where can I find all of these beers? Are they being bottled? Or only available at Deschutes?

    • Gina Schauland
      June 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Hello Isaac, some are on draft, others will be bottled or canned. The packaged ones will be available in limited locations mainly in the PacNW. Try our beer finder to locate them soon…we’re getting them all up on the website throughout the month. They will also be available at our 30th Anniversary Party in Drake Park on June 30th! Hope you can make it! Cheers – Gina from Deschutes

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