Deschutes Announces Pittsburgh Launch Events

Bend, OR – Deschutes Brewery is geared up and ready to have some fun introducing its beers to craft beer fans in Pittsburgh, May 20-24, 2014. Everyone’s invited to come to any and all of the following events to sample a few delicious Deschutes Brewery beers and chat with the team from Oregon.

From Flight Nights to simple meet & greets, fans can pick and choose what events they’d like to attend — everywhere from Robinson Township to Lawrenceville — with many stops in between. The beers being showcased at the events include Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Twilight Summer Ale and Chainbreaker White IPA. At select locations, more limited-release beers like Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Fresh Squeezed IPA will be flowing.

The brewery is hosting a series of “Meet, Greet, Sample” events all over the Pittsburgh area from Wednesday, May 21 to Friday, May 23 as part of its launch schedule. It’s the perfect opportunity to try some combination of the beers above while meeting the personalities from Deschutes Brewery. These events are in addition to the signature events listed in detail below. Please see below or visit Deschutes Brewery’s events page for more information.


Tuesday, May 20, 6-9 PM

What: Hats Off To Homebrewers

Attention homebrewers and beer geekscome share your love of craft beer with the staff from Hop Farm Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery.

Chat with brewers from both breweries. Sip four samples from each brewery from your commemorative snifter. Gather clone recipe cards to use in your next homebrew (supplies are limited). But that’s not allÔǪ

Enjoy those beer samples from each brewery expertly paired with three gourmet tapas-style items from Wild Purveyors. Mix in a “Stump the Brewer” Q &A session and you’ve got an amazing event. See you there!

Tickets are just $17 and include a Commemorative Snifter, 8 Beer Samples, Small Plates From Wild Purveyors, raffle entry for a $100 South Hills Home Brew Supply Gift Certificate, and Clone Recipes.

Only 50 tickets are availableÔǪso please don’t wait! They can be purchased here:

Where: Hop Farm Brewing Company, 5601 Butler St., Lawrenceville, PA 15201

Wednesday, May 21, 7-10 PM

What: Flight Night

Chocolate and beer, sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Kissing on your palate, that is. Two things we love — together in a special night of perfect pairings. Delectable chocolates from Mon Aimee Chocolat expertly matched with Deschutes Brewery beer from OregonÔǪyour mouth will thank you.

Where: Kelly’s Bar & Lounge, 6012 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh, PA 152074

Wednesday, May 21, 7-10 PM

What: Ice Cream Social!

Whether you are an aficionado or just want to learn more, a symphony of flavors await you! Pairing 5 amazing Deschutes Brewery beers with 5 delectable ice creams from local superstar ice cream makers Dave & Andy’s is as unexpected as it is delicious. Flights of ice cream and beer are sure to delight. Prepare your taste buds!

Where: Hough’s Taproom, 563 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Thursday, May 22, 7-10 PM

What: Pizza, Beer, & Trivia!

Deschutes Brewery is launching some of its tastiest brews in Pittsburgh this week, and what better way to celebrate than to sample them alongside some stellar pizza from Caliente? Beer and pizza, the great American pastime. Or at least one of them! Couple it all with beer and pizza trivia (for prizes) and you’ve got a recipe for fun! Come join us.

Where: Caliente, 4624 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Friday, May 23, 8 PM

What: 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 some lovely burlesque dancers and nationally renowned MC Naughty Pierre! 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. No admission fee!

Where: Cattivo, 146 44th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Saturday, May 24, 9-1 PM And 4-7 PM

What: Friends of Riverfront Work Party/Deschutes Brewery Tailgate Appreciation And Fundraising PartyÔÇ¿Deschutes Brewery loves to help! Building a healthy community wherever their beer is available for sale is important to the brewery crew from Oregon. Why not celebrate their arrival in Pittsburgh with a little giving back? And of course, they love their rivers and trails. They have teamed up with local non-profit Friends of the Riverfront for a work party near the Monongahela River on the Southside. Riparian zone maintenance and trash collection are on the menu. Plan to get dirty!

They will throw a tailgate party for all volunteers prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates game at a location near PNC Park to be revealed at the work party. Beer from Deschutes Brewery and catering by the Big Burrito Restaurant group will make everyone feel very appreciated. Additionally, anyone who can’t make the work party, but wants to tailgate can offer a donation for Friends of the Riverfront for admission. And Deschutes Brewery will match all donations! lease join them for a good cause!

Contact Erik Frank, at, for more details and to sign up. The work party is limited to the first 50 volunteers to sign up, which is mandatory for participation.

Where: Southside Location Off Carson St./TBD Tailgate Location Near PNC Park

Meet, Greet, Sample Events

Wednesday, May 21, 5-7 PM — Giant Eagle Market District-Settlers Ridge, 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Wednesday, May 21, 5-7 PM — Giant Eagle Market District-Shadyside, 5550 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Thursday, May 22, 5-7 PM — Whole Foods-Wexford, 10576 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090

Thursday, May 22, 6-8 PM — Packs & Dogs, 223 Shiloh St, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Friday, May 23, 4-6 PM — Buddy’s Brews On Carson, 2112 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Friday, May 23, 5-7 PM — Save-Mor Beer & Pop Warehouse, 4516 Browns Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217