Deschutes Brewery, brewing award winning craft beers in Oregon with brew pubs in Bend and Portland, Oregon.
About Deschutes Brewery
Gary Fish established the Deschutes Brewery & Public House as a small brew pub in 1988 in downtown Bend, Oregon and named it after the Deschutes River.
Fish emphasized a community-based approach to his business, stating, “We want people to feel like this is, in a lot of ways, theirs.”
The brewery sold 310 barrels of beer in its first year, and by 1992, sales were up to 3,954 barrels. Unable to keep up with demand in its original facility, the brewery expanded to a 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) production brewery in 1993 with the ability to brew in 50-barrel batches.
Deschutes now has a brewing facility with two brew houses, distributing its beer in twenty-one Western & Midwestern states. A Deschutes brew pub opened in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon in May 2008.
Deschutes Brewery donates $1 per barrel sold to local and national charities and participating fundraisers through its cross-departmental community involvement committee.
Company giving ranges from environmental causes all the way to assisting kids in need through local service organizations.
A cross-departmental team of passionate individuals helps to guide community giving for the company, expected to top a quarter million dollars in 2013.