Deschutes Brewery Offers Base Camp for Beer Fanatics

BEND, Ore. — Deschutes Brewery brings its Base Camp For Beer Fanatics campaign to Flagstaff, Arizona 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.

What is Base Camp you may ask? It’s a place where Deschutes Brewery offers beer fanatics a spot to “pitch a tent” of sorts — and find their footing with the cornerstone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Deschutes Brewery Base Camp is a celebration of Mirror Pond’s easy-drinking goodness, along with many more of the brewery’s passion-heavy, pioneering brews. The Deschutes Brewery team is traveling around to cities all over the west, providing passionate fans with a seriously fun exploration of beer. Make the trek to Base Camp. It all begins hereÔǪ

Event Overview:

  • Tues, 2/5, 6:00-9pm Hats Off to Homebrewers (Mother Road Brewing Company)
  • Wed, 2/6, 6:30-8:30pm Women & Craft Beer (Hops On Birch)
  • Wed, 2/6, 7-9pm Deschutes Brewery’s Meet the Brewer (Pay N Take)
  • Thur, 2/7, 6-8:30pm Deschutes Brewery Build Your Own Beer Dinner (The Seasoned Kitchen)
  • Thur, 2/7, 9pm-close Let’s Boogie! (The Green Room)
  • Fri, 2/8, 8-10 pm Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels (Mia’s Lounge)
  • Sat & Sun, 2/9-10, all day Snowbowl’s 75th Anniversary Shindig (Arizona Snowbowl) > Woody
  • Sat, 2/9, 4:30-close Kahtoola Races and Apr├¿s Ski Party (Arizona Snowbowl) > Woody
  • Sat, 2/9, 7pm-close Hot Tub Time Machine Costume Party (Altitudes Bar & Grill)

Media Contact: Marie Melsheimer, 541-815-3951,


WHAT: Hats Off to Homebrewers

Attention homebrewersÔǪcome hone your craft with the gang from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and local favorites Mother Road Brewing Company. The Deschutes crew, including one of its brewers, Casey Carhart, is heading to Flagstaff for Base Camp For Beer Fanatics Week. They will give away complimentary brewing supplies including clone recipe booklets and bags of hops to use in your next homebrew. Deschutes’ Carhart and Mother Road’s Urs Riner will brew a collaborative recipe live during the event (a concoction they’ve been working on together remotely for weeks). Both will also be available for a formal Q & A session, moderated by a member of the Mountain Top Mashers homebrew club. Take advantage of this opportunity to uncover some mysteries! Try something new in your next homebrew. $15 gets you some great food, 6 beer samples and a half pint, plus access to the live brewing show! Hope to see you here!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 PM – 9 PM

WHERE: Mother Road Brewing Company, 7 South Mikes Pike, Flagstaff, AZ

COST: $15 (at the door)

WHAT: Deschutes Brewery Celebrates Women and Craft Beer

At Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, they know the time is always right for ladies night. That’s why they’re throwing a party just for women who love beer (and for the men who love women who love beer). Four locally produced Katrin Biemann chocolate truffle samples will be deliciously paired with four beers: Obsidian Stout (Nitro), Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Chainbreaker White IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale(Nitro). Sample flights of chocolate and beer are only $10, plus you can talk chocolate and chocolate making with Katrin’s assistant, Britta Anable, and beer with the folks from Deschutes. Live music with Lizzy Murphy rounds out the evening. Can’t go wrong!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: Hops On Birch, 22 East Birch Ave. Suite 2, Flagstaff, AZ

COST: $10 (at the door)


WHAT: Deschutes Brewery’s Meet the Brewer

Deschutes Brewery is totally taking over the taps at Pay ‘N Take downtown market. Brewer Casey Carhart will be present to talk about beer and brewing — the perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening! Ride your bike down for the event and get two raffle tickets for a chance to win a Deschutes Brewery bike jersey. If you don’t feel like pedaling, you can still get a raffle ticket just by having a pint — which, let’s face it, you’re going to do anyway. Sample some beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, and one or two very limited release beers you won’t find anywhere else.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 7-9 pm

WHERE: Pay ‘N Take, 12 West Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ


WHAT: Deschutes Brewery’s Build Your Own Beer Dinner

Join Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and local chef Scott Heinonen of The Tinderbox Kitchen for an artfully designed, beer-dinner-how-to class. Not only do you get to try some tasty food paired with beers from Deschutes Brewery at this special event, but you’ll discover how to design your own beer dinner to try out on unsuspecting guests at your home. Deschutes Brewery brewer Casey Carhart and Northern Arizona University’s associate professor Wally Rande will be on hand to answer all your burning questions. Space is limited to only 20 guestsÔǪ.reserve your spot now!

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 6-8:30 pm

WHERE: The Seasoned Kitchen, 106 North San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ

COST: $25 includes beer samples, small plates and some souvenirs.
Call The Seasoned Kitchen for tickets at (928) 213-5942.

WHAT: Let’s Boogie! (With Deschutes Brewery)

Sample a beer, dance around! It’s easy to get down when you’re dancing your pants off to the sounds from funk/soul maestros the Monophonics. Party alongside the folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery — they’re in Flagstaff celebrating all things craft beer with Base Camp for Beer Fanatics. In between live music sets, they’ll be sharing samples of beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, and Chainbreaker White IPA, Red Chair NWPA, and Hop Henge Experimental IPA with everyone in the room.

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 9 pm – Close

WHERE: The Green Room, 15 North Agassiz St., Flagstaff, AZ


WHAT: Deschutes Brewery’s Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels
What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer coupled with the antics of Naughty Pierre and his troupe of lovely ladies, plus death-defying feats like sword swallowing. Visitors will attempt some less deadly feats like tasting samples of beer from the iconic Oregon brewery such as Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale and The Abyss 2012. This evening of unforgettable fun is completely free! Show starts at 8 pm, and includes a full-length burlesque show and four beer samples!

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 8 -10 pm

WHERE: Mia’s Lounge, 26 South San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ


WHAT: Arizona Snowbowl’s 75th Anniversary Shindig

It’s the Arizona Snowbowl’s 75th Anniversary and Deschutes Brewery is helping celebrate with Woody, its giant traveling beer barrel! During the day on Saturday and Sunday, hang out with Woody and enjoy food and beer specials with brews like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale and Inversion IPA. When you aren’t partaking, gather up some friends in a scavenger hunt for the Golden Growler — there will be prizes for time, accuracy, costumes and spirit, so get creative! Teams can register by emailing Joey Pleich at Come on up and play with us in the snow!

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 11:30am – 6pm (Hart Prairie Lodge)
Sunday, February 10, 11:30am – 4:30pm (Agassiz Lodge)

WHERE: Arizona Snowbowl, 9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ


WHAT: Kahtoola Races and Après Ski Party with Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery is helping celebrate the 6th Annual Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill race, which benefits Camp Colton’s environmental educational programs for Flagstaff youth. Participants ski, run and scramble up Agassiz Peak and then head back down for a lodge patio party with live music, awards, food and general good fun! Non-racers can watch their friends struggle up the peak while enjoying a beer (likeMirror Pond Pale Ale or Black Butte Porter) with Deschutes’ giant traveling beer barrel, Woody.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 4:30pm- Close

WHERE: Arizona Snowbowl, 9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ

WHAT: Deschutes Brewery’s Hot Tub Time Machine Costume Party

Ready to go back in time with Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? While this particular journey may not be courtesy of a time-shifting hot tub, we will be giving out prizes for the best 80’s ski wear (we know you still have some)! Luckily, we won’t be going back in time far enough to miss out on some of the spectacular beers that have been developed over the last couple decades like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter,Chainbreaker White IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale. Live music with the Delta Blues Band will round out the evening. So get those neon colored ski bibs out and come share a toast for the final party of Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp for Beer Fanatics in Flagstaff.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 7pm – close

WHERE: Altitudes Bar & Grill, 2 Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ

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