Deschutes Brewery Announces Base Camp Week

Kansas City, MO — Now in its fourth year, Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp for Beer Fanatics is better than ever! Beer fans in Kansas City are in 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.

Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp not only celebrates brewery’s popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale, but we also pull out the stops with other year-round favorites and specialty brews that can’t be found elsewhere.

Where’s Woody?

Woody, our good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, will be meeting and greeting fans around the region throughout Base Camp week. In greater Kansas City, Woody may be found roving around your neighborhood so you can snap a few photos, grab some swag and have some afternoon fun. Follow him at @dbwoody!

  • Tues, 5/6, 12-3pm Kansas City, MO
  • Wed, 5/7, 12-3pm Kansas City, KS
  • Thurs, 5/8, 12-3pm North Kansas City

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

Event Overview:

  • Mon, 5/5, 5-9pm Cinco de Mayo Party with Deschutes Brewery (Bier Station)
  • Tues, 5/6, 5-9pm Hats Off to Homebrewers (Martin City Brewery)
  • Wed, 5/7, 5-9pm Beer Geek Bonanza (Barley’s Brewhause)
  • Wed, 5/7, 8-11pm Beat the Deschutes Brewery Brewer (Brass Rail Sports Bar)
  • Thurs, 5/8, 7-10pm Farm to Table Deschutes Brewery Beer Dinner (Main Street Art Gallery)
  • Thurs, 5/8, 6-10pm Beef and Brew with Deschutes Brewery (Anton’s Taproom)
  • Thurs, 5/8, 7-10pm Deschutes & Ladders (The Burger Stand)
  • Fri, 5/9, 4:30-6:30pm Build Your Own Kegerator (Lukas Liquors Superstore)
  • Fri, 5/9, 8-11pm Beer-lesque: Tastings & Tassels (Nikas Lagniappe)


Cinco de Mayo Party With Deschutes Brewery

Arriba! Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse for a party, especially when it’s the very day that kicks off Deschutes Brewery’s “Base Camp for Beer Fanatics” in the Kansas City area. A week-long celebration of all things craft beer, we’re kicking it off right with the Oregon brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, plus a Deschutes-inspired menu, a tamale truck and lots of damn tasty cerveza – like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Obsidian Stout Nitro and more. You can even win prizes by playing our lineup of Cinco de Mayo games for the evening!

When: Monday, May 5, 5-9pm

Where: Bier Station, 120 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Hats Off to Homebrewers

Attention homebrewers and beer geeks…come share your love for craft at Martin City Brewery for a collaborative event with Deschutes Brewery. Visitors can chat with the brewers from both Martin City and Deschutes while enjoying side-by-side samples of beers from both breweries (in your commemorative snifter!) while enjoying small bites of fare that have been expertly paired with the beers.. Gather complimentary brewing supplies, including clone recipe booklets and bags of whole flower hops, to use in your next homebrew (supplies are limited). A formal brewer Q&A session will answer your darkest, or lightest, brewing questions. Top off the evening with live music from a local band. Grab a fellow homebrewer or craft beer fan and join us for this amazing event!

When: Tuesday, May 6, 5-9pm ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿Where: Martin City Brewery, 500 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145

Cost: $30 (includes beer samples, food, commemorative snifter, more)

Beer Geek Bonanza with Deschutes Brewery

The Deschutes Brewery gang is traveling down from Oregon with Woody, their giant traveling beer barrel – the biggest beer geek of them all. The menu for the evening features items that have been perfectly paired with a totally geeked out beer lineup with hard-to-find brews like The Abyss and Black Butte XXV, plus favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter. You’ll have a chance to win a pint glass – if you have a Jeopardy-style mind with a pension for trivia.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 5-9pm ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿Where: Barley’s Brewhause, 16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217

Beat the Brewer with Deschutes Brewery

The Deschutes Brewery gang is traveling down from Oregon to celebrate its Base Camp for Beer Fanatics in Kansas City. Challenge their brewery to a game of your choice and win awesome Deschutes Brewery prizes. Plus, get your photo with Woody, the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel – he’ll be giving away commemorative pint glasses. Fill the pints up with beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Twilight Summer Ale, Chainbreaker White IPA and Fresh Squeezed IPA.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 8-11pm ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿Where: Brass Rail Sports Bar, 4940 NE 81st St, Kansas City, MO 64119

Farm to Table Beer Dinner with Deschutes Brewery Not just any old beer dinner, this event is an “interactive” evening that gives guests hands-on insight into the world of food and craft beer. Executive chefs from both Anton’s and Deschutes Brewery will be in attendance, and have collaborated on the dishes for the evening using beers like the new Reserve Series beers Not the Stoic and Mirror Mirror. Chefs and brewers will educate visitors about cooking with beer, pairing foods with beer and more. The all organic, locally sourced menu has been expertly paired with the evening’s beer lineup which includes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Twilight Summer Ale, Not the Stoic Belgian Quad and the Mirror Mirror barley wine.

When: Thursday, May 8, 7-10pm

Where: Main St. Art Gallery at Anton’s, 1610 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Tickets: $75 More info at

Beef & Brew With Deschutes Brewery

It’s the season for BBQ, and we’re doing it right! Deschutes Brewery is here from Oregon, celebrating all things craft beer with their giant traveling beer barrel, Woody. Woody will be on the patio pouring beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Armory XPA and along with a plethora of special brews to be paired with meats that have been roasted to perfection. Top it off with live music, and it’s the perfect spring time celebration.

When: Thursday, May 8, 6-10pm

Where: Anton’s Taproom, 1610 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Deschutes and Ladders

You’ve never played a board game like this before! Deschutes Brewery is here from Oregon, so what could we do but resurrect a childhood favorite with a twist: a giant board game you can play for prizes. A Deschutes Brewery brewer will be on hand to chat about the beers you’ll be drinking during the evening like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Twilight Summer Ale, Pinedrops IPA, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Mirror Mirror, Red Chair NWPA on nitro, and samples of The Abyss.

When: Thursday, May 8, 7-10pm

Where: The Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Build Your Own Kegerator

You know you’ve been there: jealously inspecting a friend’s home kegerator while at a birthday party or game day gathering. Why not make your own and become the talk of your neighborhood? Beer drinking, beer pouring and beer making experts from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery will be on hand to provide some finely balanced discussion of these important issues. Have a chat with them (they are here from Oregon for “Base Camp Week”, an event created just for beer fanatics) while sampling some beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Twilight Summer Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA and more. The brewery will be giving away some commemorative pint glasses and showing off their giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, so come down and join us.

When: Friday, May 9, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Lukas Liquors Superstore (Overland Park), 7541 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213

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 beer…coupled with some comedy, variety acts, and lovely burlesque ladies. The event will be emceed by the one and only Naughty Pierre, who recently hosted one of the largest burlesque festivals of last year. The ladies 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 – especially since everyone will be sampling Black Butte XXV (the brewery’s annual anniversary beer) at intermission.

When: Friday, May 9, 8-11pm

Where: Nikas Lagniappe (320 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108)

Tickets: $5 More info at