In 1988, Gary Fish established a small brewpub in downtown Bend, Oregon and named it after the iconic waterway flowing through town, the Deschutes River. With a belief that good beer brings people together, Gary founded The Deschutes Brewery & Public House as just that – a home for the public. A community gathering place, where friends, family and strangers could come together over some great food and a house-brewed pint of beer.
In its first year, the public house sold 310 barrels of beer. Today, the brewery sells more than 225,000 barrels of beer each year and Deschutes can be found in 32 states and even a few countries. Over the years, Deschutes Brewery’s expanded beyond the original pub with a brewery and tasting room less than a mile across town on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend and a second pub in downtown Portland.
What's On Tap
Black Butte XXXIV Imperial Porter – 11% ABV / 40 IBU
- 34th anniversary edition with inspiration from the dessert Tiramisu, which translated from Italian means, “Cheer me up”. Layering in cocoa, coffee and vanilla pastry flavors intoour rich imperial porter and aged in bourbon barrels.
King Crispy – 11% ABV
- Light grainy pils malt, flowery, spice hops, no esters with a crisp finish. This beer was named to honor a Gold Medal win and establish its lineage over famed and favored domestic lagers, or “Crispy Boys”. All hail King Crispy!