Deschutes to Bring Street Pub to Chicago


Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery is excited to bring their pop-up pub of epic proportions to Chicago on Saturday, August 22. The ultimate craft beer block party, this 402-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 40 taps in Logan Square at N. Milwaukee & N. California Avenue. At each of its national stops, Deschutes Brewery will be donating 100 percent of proceeds from Street Pub to local nonprofits. In Chicago, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, which protects and restores the Great Lakes.

Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s multitude of taps, but there will be great food to pair with it. Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, will be teaming up with a few local Chicago chefs to create some dishes that complement the many beers being served (think everything from the easy-drinking Mirror Pond Pale Ale all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss).

Keeping with the spirit of local collaboration, Deschutes will also be partnering with Revolution Brewing by including a guest tap featuring one of their beers, doing a joint cooking demo with one of their chefs, and joining forces for a brewers’ Q&A.

This family-friendly event will also feature bar games for prizes, special samplings and a simply amazing live, local music lineup that includes Environmental Encroachment, Seafair and Hush Train.

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub’s grand opening is also its final night, so make sure to be there for this one day only event!

When: Saturday, August 22, 2-10 p.m.

Where: Logan Square at N. Milwaukee and N. California Ave.

Admission: Free for all ages

After Chicago, the Street Pub will make appearances in the following cities:

  • September 19: Minneapolis, MN
  • October 17: Denver, CO
  • November 14: Sacramento, CA

For more information on each stop visit or follow the conversation at #StreetPub.

Calling all volunteers! We need your help to make this event a success and be able to raise the most money possible for the nonprofits. All volunteers will receive Deschutes Brewery swag, food, and, of course, beer for those that are of age. Interested? You can find details and sign up here.

About Alliance for the Great Lakes

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the largest organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Great Lakes. We work hand in hand with tens of thousands of volunteers, advocates, and supporters around the region to pursue protective policies, advance on-the-ground action, and educate our communities. Learn more at

About Deschutes Brewery

Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work in both 2013 and 2014, Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. Still family and employee owned 27 years later, the 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, the focus has been on crafting the best beer and food using only the finest ingredients. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River. To find out more, visit