Deschutes Brewery Expands Distribution to Pittsburgh

Deschutes Brewery yesterday announced it will expand distribution to Pittsburgh, Penn. with Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co.

Beginning April 21, Deschutes will initially bring Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, and its summer seasonal, Twilight Summer Ale. The beers will be available in 12 oz. bottles and draft.

The Ore.-based craft brewery began its foray into new East Coast markets last year, when it entered Philadelphia in June. The company has since broadened its footprint in Penn. to include the central and southern regions of the state.

The full press release is below:

Bend, Oregon — Deschutes Brewery announced today that its craft beers will be available in Pittsburgh startingApril 21, 2014, just in time for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. The Oregon-based brewery will be partnering with Frank B Fuhrer Wholesale Co. for distribution of its beers in the Pittsburgh area.

Stacy Denbow, expansion manager for the brewery, said, “What an awesome time to launch into Pittsburgh – right before the kickoff of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week! And to do so with a great partner in Fuhrer Wholesale Co, a family-owned and operated organization with core values that matched our own. We will join their Craft Beer Division.”

Beer is slated to be available in Pittsburgh beginning April 21 with launch events scheduled the week of May 19, 2014. Initially, Deschutes Brewery will be offering Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, the nation’s number one selling craft porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, and its summer seasonal, Twilight Summer Ale. The beers will be available in 12 oz. bottles and draft.

Deschutes Brewery prepared for growing its distribution area over the past few years by increasing their capacity at their main brewing facility to 450,000 barrels. 2014 started off with a launching into Ohio and Kentucky, celebration events are slated for next week’s launch in South Central Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and Michigan will round out the brewery’s new markets later this year.

About Deschutes Brewery:

Founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, fine ingredients and hand-crafting have been the focus — for both the beer and the food. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 25 states and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River. To find out more, visit or follow on Facebook (/Deschutes.Brewery) and Twitter (@DeschutesBeer).