Deschutes’ 20th Anniversary and a press release

This is a big weekend for Deschutes Brewery; not only is it their 20th Anniversary—and they’re holding a party—but they are also releasing two big beers, their Black Butte XX (in wax-dipped bottles) and their 20th Anniversary Wit.

They’ve got parties going on Friday and Saturday (see below) and, if their Now Pouring page is up to date, they’ve got both of these beers on tap right now.

Ironically, I won’t be able to attend either party—prior commitments have us tied up completely. But I expect each and every one of you to go and drink some good beer for me. And take pictures if you can.

Here’s the press release that the Brewery sent me, which I also ran on my beer blog:

Deschutes Brewery Celebrates 20 Years of Great Beer

To celebrate 20 years of creating some of the world’s finest craft brews, Deschutes Brewery is opening its doors to host a two-day 20th Anniversary party.

On Friday, June 27th, locals and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of Central Oregon’s beautiful June weather with a celebration outside the Deschutes Brewery and Public House in downtown Bend, Oregon. This event is free and open to the public, with live music by Scott Fox and his band, beers and a barbecue available at Locals’ Night prices completing the festive atmosphere.

Then, on Saturday, June 28th, the party moves to the brewery where self-guided tours and music from the Moon Mountain Ramblers allow attendees to explore at their own pace. The brewery’s newest releases, Black Butte XX and 20th Anniversary Wit, will be poured along with the brewery’s original offerings, Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter and Cascade Ale, from 1988.

When & Where:
Friday, June 27th, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
1044 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR 97702

Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Deschutes Brewery
901 S.W. Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702