Deschutes Brewery Brings Base Camp to St. Louis

BEND, OR - Deschutes Brewery brings its Base Camp for Beer Fanatics campaign to St. Louis for an amazing series of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody, the giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers, ambassadors and fanatics will be on hand to provide some in-the-trenches insight into our courageously crafted brews.

What is Base Camp you may ask? It’s a place where Deschutes Brewery offers beer fanatics a spot to “pitch a tent” of sorts — and find their footing with the cornerstone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Deschutes Brewery Base Camp is a celebration of Mirror Pond’s easy-drinking goodness, along with many more of the brewery’s passion-heavy, pioneering brews. The Deschutes Brewery team is traveling around to cities all over the West and Midwest, providing passionate fans with a seriously fun exploration of beer. Make the trek to Base Camp. It all begins hereÔǪ

Where’s Woody?

Woody, our good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, will be meeting and greeting fans around the region throughout Base Camp week. You can find his appearance schedule at Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter: @dbwoody

You can chime in and listen to the Base Camp chatter on Twitter using #BeerBaseCamp and by following @DeschutesBeer.

Event Overview:
Fri & Sat, 5/3-4 St. Louis Microfest (Forest Park) Woody
Mon, 5/6, 6:30 pm Deschutes River Ale Launch Party (Llywelyn’s Pub — Webster Groves)
Tues, 5/7, 6-9pm Hat Off to Homebrewers (International Tap House — Soulard)

Weds, 5/8, 5:30-7:30pm Meet the Brewmaster (Lukas Liquor) Woody
Weds, 5/8, 8-10pm Women and Craft Beer (Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar)

Thurs, 5/9, 6pm Build Your Own Beer Dinner (Schnucks — Des Peres) Woody

Thurs, 5/9, 9:30-11:30pm Deschutes Brewery Pint Night (Flying Saucer)

Fri, 5/10, 5-7pm Beer & Cheese (The Wine and Cheese Place – Forsyth) Woody

Fri, 5/10, Doors at 8:30pm Beer-lesque: Tastings & Tassels (Cicero’s) Woody

Media Contact: Marie Melsheimer, 541-815-3951,


St. Louis Microfest
Deschutes Brewery is coming all the way from Oregon to celebrate at the St. Louis Microfest! Woody, Deschutes Brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, will be there to greet craft beer fans with his 8 tasty taps. There will be SO many delicious brews to sample, including Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter,Chainbreaker White IPA, Inversion IPA, the brand-new Deschutes River Ale, the newly released summer seasonal Twilight Summer Ale, and very limited amounts of The Stoic. See you all there!

When: Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, visit for hours and details

Where: Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

Deschutes River Ale Launch Party

Are you ready to try one of Oregon’s newest craft brews and chat with the fun-loving folks from Deschutes Brewery? They are ready to launch their newest year-round brew, Deschutes River Ale, in Missouri. They are sure you will fall in love with this session ale with craft soul. Other favorites like Mirror PondPale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Twilight Summer Ale (just released!) and Inversion IPA will be on tap as well. Better yet? There will be games all night for prizes and glory, and a menu that’s paired specifically with these fantastic beers. Hope to see you all there!

When: Monday, May 6, 6:30-10pm (public) / VIPS and MEDIA ONLY 5-6:30pm

Where: Llywelyn’s-Webster Groves, 17 West Moody Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119

Hats Off To Homebrewers

Attention homebrewers and beer geeksÔǪcome share your love for craft at the International Tap House – Soulard with the gang from Deschutes Brewery andPerennial Artisan Ales. Chat with Perennial Brewmaster Phil Wymore and Deschutes Brewmaster Brian Faivre. Sip on an exclusive collaboration brew out of your commemorative snifter. Gather complimentary brewing supplies, including clone recipe booklets and bags of whole flower hops, to use in your next homebrew (supplies are limited). But that’s not allÔǪ

Enjoy three beer samples from each brewery, expertly paired with three gourmet tacos from Chef Jason Tilford of Mission Taco Joint, Milagro Modern Mexican, and Tortillaria. Plus a full glass of an exclusive collaboration brew. Mix in a “Stump the Brewmaster” Q &A session. It all adds up to a can’t-miss-night! This event will sell out!

Grab a fellow homebrewer or craft beer fan and join us for this amazing event!

Cost: $25 per person (includes 3 gourmet tacos, 6 beer samples, 1 full collaboration beer, snifter and conversation!)


When: Tuesday, May 7, 6-9pm
Where: International Tap House-Soulard, 1711 S. 9th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Women and Craft Beer
Ladies! It’s your night! Join Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery for an informal and fun gathering of women who love craft beer (and men who love women who love craft beer). Whether you are an aficionado or just want to learn more, a symphony of delightful flavors await you. Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar Executive Chef Stephen Trouvere has designed an exquisite flight of gourmet ice cream made with Deschutes Brewery beers. Better yet? Each ice cream will be paired with a Deschutes Brewery beer like Obsidian Stout, Chainbreaker White IPA, Inversion IPA and the decadent Black Butte XXIV. Flights are $20 per person.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 8-10pm
Where: Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar, 1004 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63101

Deschutes Brewery’s Meet the Brewmaster

Meet Deschutes Brewery’s Brewmaster Brian Faivre! Experience up close his passion for all things beer and brewing. Great conversation will be accompanied by a stellar lineup of beer, including: Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Twilight Summer Ale, Inversion IPA,Obsidian Stout and the brand new, year-round brew, Deschutes River Ale. Get a photo with the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, while you’re at it!

When: Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Lukas Liquor, 15921 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

Build Your Own Beer Dinner

If you love beer and like to cook, then tonight’s the night! THIS is the beer dinner you don’t want to miss. Esteemed Schnucks Cooking School chefs Gay DeMichele, Lucy Schnuck, and Tory Bahn will lead guests through an elegantly designed “beer-dinner-how-to-cooking show.” Audience participation requires menu sampling and sipping on favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Inversion IPA, Obsidian Stout,and the brand new Deschutes River Ale. Brewmaster Brian Faivre will talk about the process of making beer. The Cooking School Chefs will discuss the food pairing process while demonstrating how to cook with beer via television. It will feel like you are on the set of a food network show! Space is limited!

When: Thursday, May 9, 6pm

Where: Schnucks-Des Peres, 12332 Manchester Road, St. Louis MO 63131

Cost: $30 per person (includes five course beer dinner, demo and expert access!) Call 314.909.1704 or visit to purchase tickets.

Deschutes Brewery Pint Night

Deschutes Brewery has joined forces with the brand new St. Louis Flying Saucer to feature a great lineup of beers for a special Base Camp edition of the “Saucer’s” famous Pint Night, including a few very hard to find brews. The Class of ’88 Barley Wine, a collaboration from Deschutes Brewery, Rogue Ales, and North Coast Brewing Company, will highlight the evening. This beer is very limited! Also on tap will be favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, and the elusive, draft-only Armory XPA. Buy a pintÔǪkeep a special pint glass from Deschutes at the end of the evening.

When: Thursday, May 9, 9:30-11:30pm

Where: Flying Saucer, 900 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63102

Beer & Cheese
Deschutes Brewery celebrates Base Camp for Beer Fanatics with cheese! They have partnered with local Marcoot Jersey Creamery at The Wine and Cheese Place-Forsyth to offer a few fantastic beer and cheese pairings. Learn more about the particulars of cheese from the folks from the Creamery and more about the particulars of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery Brewmaster Brian Faivre. Featured beers are Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Inversion IPA, Obsidian Stout and Deschutes River Ale. Woody, Deschutes’ giant traveling beer barrel, will be on hand to share in the fun and act as a huge “photo booth” just for you and your friends.

When: Friday, May 10, 5-7pm

Where: The Wine and Cheese Place-Forsyth, 7435 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105

Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels
What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beerÔǪcoupled with the one and only Naughty Pierre and his troupe of lovely ladies. They will feature a Deschutes Brewery beer in each of their burlesque and variety stage acts. This is sure to be a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun. Try beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Twilight Summer Ale andDeschutes River Ale. Limited seats available! This event will sell out!

Cost: $10 seated, $5 standing — visit for advance ticket purchase

When: Friday, May 10, Doors at 8:30pm

Where: Cicero’s, 6691 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130 @DeschutesBeer