Deschutes Announces Launch Events for Western Michigan

Bend, Oregon — Craft beer fans in Michigan will soon be able to enjoy Deschutes Brewery beers in their home state, so a few folks from the brewery are heading over to help kick things off. Everyone is invited to come to any and all of the following events to check out Deschutes Brewery’s delicious beers and chat with the team.

From beer dinners to simple meet & greets, fans can pick and choose what events they’d like to attend in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. The beers showcased at the events include Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA, and Jubelale. At select locations, Chainbreaker White IPA will be available.

Deschutes is hosting a series of “Meet & Greet” events in the area as part of its launch festivities. It’s the perfect opportunity to try some combination of the beers above while making small talk with personalities from Deschutes Brewery. See directly below for dates, times and locations.


  • Wed., Oct 8, 4-6pm Tiffany’s Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1714 W Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006
  • Wed., Oct 8, 4-6pm Mega-Bev Oshtemo, 6619 West Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009


  • Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Horrocks Farm Market, 7420 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Big Ten Party Store-Oades, 314 S. Clippert St., Lansing, MI 48912

Grand Rapids

  • Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Siciliano’s Market, 2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Fri., Oct 10, 4-6pm Rishi’s International Beverage, 3839 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Monday, October 6, 6pm – end

What: Pub Crawl! With Deschutes Brewery

Traveling from pub to pub to meet new friends and try new beers is always a good time. Deschutes Brewery is in town to celebrate its launch in Michigan and invites locals and visitors to join in the pub crawl fun. We will start out the evening at Centre Street Tap House, and make our way through the area to end up at Shakespeare’s Pub. Each stop has special Deschutes Brewery beers and giveaways.

Where (and in this order):

  • Centre Street Tap House, 3251 Centre Street, Portage, MI 49024
  • Central City Tap House, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Old Burdick’s Bar & Grille, 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Shakespeare’s Pub, 241 E Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30pm

What: “Stand By Me” Beer Dinner

Dinner and movie? Always a good bet, and it’s a GREAT bet when Deschutes Brewery is in town from Oregon celebrating the launch of their beers in Michigan. We will host a five-course, beer-themed dinner around the movie Stand by Me, which was filmed in the brewery’s home state of Oregon. To celebrate this modern classic, we will pair delicious gourmet food from Alamo Drafthouse with amazing Deschutes craft brewed ales. Come enjoy this amazing combination of great film, food and beerÔǪ

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 180 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tickets: or call 269-532-7990


Thursday, October 9, 7-10 pm

What: Deschutes Brewery Ice Cream Social

Decadent delights are in store! It’s an ice cream flight night — ice cream and beer flights that is! Four of Deschutes Brewery’s beers have been paired with specialty ice cream flavors from Michigan State University Dairy Store. If you’ve never paired ice cream with beer before, you must try it!

Where: Crunchy’s, 254 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823


Tuesday, October 7, 7-10pm

What: Deschutes Brewery Tap TakeoverÔÇ¿Deschutes Brewery is in town celebrating their launch into Michigan and they’re taking over some of the taps at The Score. Five beers from the brewery, including their famous Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA and their winter seasonal, Jubelale, will be available. The brewery will have representatives on hand to answer questions and to give away schwag to craft beer loving fans.

Where: The Score, 5301 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Thursday, October 9, 7-10pm

What: Deschutes Brewery Tap Takeover

Deschutes Brewery is in town celebrating their launch in Michigan and they’re taking over some of the taps at Logan’s Alley. Five beers from the brewery, including their famous Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA and their winter seasonal, Jubelale, will be available. The brewery will have representatives on hand to answer questions and to give away schwag to craft beer loving fans.

Where: Logan’s Alley, 916 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Friday, October 10, 7pm

What: Homecoming with Deschutes Brewery and Perrin Brewing Company

Whether you look back fondly on your homecoming, or want a do-over, now’s your chance to relive the fun. Deschutes Brewery is in town and is partnering with Perrin Brewing Company for a very special evening. Three beers from each brewery will be on tap. Creating a homecoming court, crowning a king and queen, playing “spin the bottle” for prizes, photos and much more are all part of the festivities. Then dance the night away on the best dance floor in Grand Rapids. Just like homecoming, only much, much better — because we’ll all be drinking great craft beer. So get out the taffeta and tuxes, and get ready to have a good time. Prizes for the best homecoming outfits!

Where: Stella’s Lounge, 53 Commerce Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, October 11, 10am-1pm

What: Work Party with Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery is here from Oregon celebrating their Michigan launch! Always big supporters of river health both in their Oregon headquarters and beyond, they’ve teamed up with Western Michigan Environmental Action Center to sponsor a “waterway work party.” Get ready to get down and dirty repairing rain barrels, rain garden planting, letter writing and more to benefit the waterways in the region. All this hard work will be rewarded with an after party celebration on the spot, with beers and lunch courtesy of Deschutes Brewery.

Where: Western Michigan Environmental Action Center, 1007 Lake Drive SE., Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Signup: Limited to first 50 signups. Sign up here:

Saturday, October 11, 9pm

What: Beerlesque: Tastings And Tassels! With Deschutes Brewery

What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beerÔǪcoupled with a full length burlesque show, featuring nationally renowned MC Naughty Pierre and amazing local burlesque troupe The Danger Damsels! 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 cover!

Where: Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave NE., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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