Deschutes Brewery Expands Distribution to Nebraska

Continuing its systematic approach to distribution expansion, Deschutes Brewery yesterday announced it would enter Nebraska this month.

The Bend, Ore.-based brewery has signed a wholesale agreement with Johnson Brothers Liquor Company and plans to launch in the Cornhusker state with a series of events beginning October 15.

The move follows expansions in the Chicago, South Dakota and Iowa markets earlier this year.

More details are included below.

BEND, OR – A series of events are scheduled from October 15-18, as part of the Nebraska launch. It’s the perfect opportunity to try some combination of official Deschutes Brewery Nebraska launch beers, including award winners and style leaders Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter and Chainbreaker White IPA.  Making small talk with a brewer and other personalities from Deschutes Brewery is a terrific bonus.  This schedule follows below the signature events described below.  Please visit Deschutes Brewery’s events page for more information.

Don’t miss Woody either!  The giant, good-times-on-wheels mobile bar rolls his way around Nebraska during our launch week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party). Follow Woody’s shenanigans on Twitter at @DBWoody or you can “friend” him at www.facebook.com/deschuteswoody.

Tuesday, October 15, noon-2pm

What: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” Lunch

We will be making our own happy hour at Cunningham’s – right in the middle of the day! In fact, we can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday. Come meet the gang from Deschutes Brewery – here all the way from Oregon – and sampling beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte Porter,Jubelale and Chainbreaker White IPA.

Location:  Cunningham’s Pub & Grill, 10904 W. Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154

Tuesday, October 15, 4-6pm

What:  Deschutes Brewery Meet, Greet and Sample

Save your grocery shopping trip for Tuesday afternoon and come down to Whole Foods Market for the Deschutes Brewery meet, greet and sample. And when we say “sample” we mean some fantastic beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterJubelaleHop TripChasin’ Freshiesand Chainbreaker White IPA paired with foods from the Whole Foods Prepared Foods Department.

Where:  Whole Foods, 10020 Regency Circle, Omaha, NE 68114

Tuesday, October 15, 4pm

What: Deschutes Brewery Official Nebraska Launch Party

Oh, the beers you will try at Beer Corner USA!

Crescent Moon’s Weekly Famous Pint Night, 4pm-close
You’ll get a pint glass with your purchase, plus discounted pints of Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPAJubelale, Nitro Jubelale, Hop Trip, Armory XPA and something special and top secret!!

Beertopia, 4-6pm
Try a bunch of Deschutes beers – including year-round favorites and fresh hop seasonals, plus learn how to build your own Kegerator in a special demo from the folks at Johnson Brothers.

Woody’s Beer Garden, 4-10pm
Woody – Deschutes Brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel – will be present, sampling your new favorite array of beers. Come get your photo taken with this keg on wheels while sipping some craft beer from one of his many taps.

Where: Beer Corner USA, 3570 & 3578 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131

Wednesday, October 16, noon-2pm

What: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” Lunch

We will be making our own happy hour at Omaha Tap House– right in the middle of the day! In fact, we can’t think of a better way to spend a Wednesday. Come meet the gang from Deschutes Brewery – here all the way from Oregon – and sampling beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterJubelale and Chainbreaker White IPA.

Where: Omaha Tap House, 1403 Farnam Street, #136, Omaha, NE 68102

Wednesday, October 16, 4-6pm

What:  Deschutes Brewery Meet, Greet and Sample

Are you a craft beer fan? Here’s your chance to come chat with the folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery while they’re in town celebrating their Nebraska launch. Try some fantastic beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterJubelaleHop TripChasin’ Freshies and Chainbreaker White IPA.

Where:  HyVee-Stony Brook, 14591 Stony Brook Blvd., Omaha, NE 68137

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-9:30pm

What: Deschutes Brewery’s Hats off to Homebrewers

Attention homebrewers and beer geeks…come share your love for craft with the fabulous staff from Nebraska Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery. Chat with Nebraska Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Tyson Arp and Deschutes Brewer Ryan Schmiege.  Sip on an exclusive brew made just for the event, 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).  Win a $100 gift certificate to the newly opened Patriot Homebrew Supply.  But that’s not all…

Enjoy three beer samples from each brewery, expertly paired with three gourmet tapas-style items from Chef Chad Waters of Nebraska Brewing Company.  Plus a full glass of an exclusive Hats Off To Homebrewers brew.  Mix in a “Stump the Brewmaster” Q &A session.  It all adds up to a can’t-miss-night! Check out the amazing pairing menu below…

  • · Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale and NBC Brunette Brown Ale
    Venison Sliders – Mirror Pond Kissed Pickled Onions, Brunette 7 Grain Mustard and Horseradish Aioli English Cheddar Cheese
  • · Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA and NBC Beer formally known as Hop God
    Seafood Taco – Avocado Ranch, Mango Salsa, Cotija Cheese, Baby Arugula
  • · Deschutes Jubelale and NBC Apricot Saison
    Spiced Rubbed Ribeye “Carving Station” – Jubelale Shallot Marmalade, Apricot Au Poivre Saison Jus Rosemary Batard

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

Where: Nebraska Brewing Company, 7474 Towne Center Pkwy #101, Papillion NE 68046

Cost: The cost is $20 per person.  www.hatsoffne.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 17, noon-2pm

What: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” Lunch

We will be making our own happy hour at Leadbelly– right in the middle of the day! In fact, we can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday. Come meet the gang from Deschutes Brewery – here all the way from Oregon – and sampling beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterJubelaleand Chainbreaker White IPA.

Where: Leadbelly, 301 N 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Thursday, October 17, 5-7pm

What:  Deschutes Brewery Meet, Greet and Sample

Are you a craft beer fan? Here’s your chance to come chat with the folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery while they’re in town celebrating their Nebraska launch. Try some fantastic beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte Porter, JubelaleHop TripChasin’ Freshies and Chainbreaker White IPA. Beers will be perfectly paired with gourmet pizzas from Yia Yia’s. Get a photo with Woody, the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel!

Where: Moran’s Liquor Works, 3400 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday, October 17, 6:45pm-10pm

What: Deschutes Brewery Bicycle Pub Crawl

It’s time to explore great craft beer all over Lincoln – by bicycle. Get your gang together and celebrate Deschutes Brewery beers on tap at some favorite watering holes and shops. There will be something deliciously different to try at each stop!

Where:

  • · Moran’s3400 A St, Lincoln, NE 68510  (meet around 6:45ish)
  • · Cycle Works720 N 27th St., Lincoln, NE 68503 (arrive around 7ish)
  • · Dempsey’s Burger Pub - 228 North 12 Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 (arrive around 8ish)
  • · Doc’s Place140 N 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 (arrive around 9ish)
  • · Yia Yia’s1423 O St., Lincoln, NE 68508 (last stop! 10ish)

Friday, October 18, 5-7pm

What:  Deschutes Brewery Meet, Greet and Sample

Are you a craft beer fan? Here’s your chance to come chat with the folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery while they’re in town celebrating their Nebraska launch. Try some fantastic beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterJubelaleHop TripChasin’ FreshiesChainbreaker White IPAand something very special! Beers will be perfectly paired with fare from Greta’s Gourmet Cuisine.

Where: The Still, 6820 S 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516

Friday, October 18, 7-10pm

What:  Deschutes Brewery Flight Night

Friday is flight night! Take off with tapas style plates, each paired perfectly with Deschutes Brewery beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleChainbreaker White IPAJubelale and Black Butte Porter. If that doesn’t make you fly on down here, then you will when you hear what foods inspired the small plates (hint, bacon).

Where: Single Barrel, 130 North 10th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery Website: http://www.deschutesbrewery.com
Address: 901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702-3118
United States