Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub Tour Starts Its 2016 Season in Arlington, VA

Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery
April 13, 2016 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery is kicking off its 2016 Street Pub Tour in Arlington, Virginia in conjunction with the Taste of Arlington festival. The brewery is bringing its pop-up pub of epic proportions and setting up shop on Sunday, May 15 from noon to 7pm.  The ultimate craft beer block party, this 402-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 60 taps serving as the official beer garden for the Taste of Arlington along Wilson Boulevard in Ballston. At each of its national stops, Deschutes Brewery works with local nonprofits to raise funds and gives 100% of the proceeds to aid their mission. In Arlington, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with Ballston BID/BallstonGives to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s multitude of taps, but they are teaming up with a hand full of local Virginia breweries as specialty guest taps and live music from White Ford Bronco, The Big Payback, Kelly Bell Band and Lost in Paris. To top it off, there will be great food to pair with all these ales from over 50 local Arlington restaurants. Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, is teaming up with local chefs and restaurants (the cornerstone of the Taste of Arlington Festival) to create some dishes that complement the many beers being served (think everything from the brand-new Hop Slice Session IPA all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss).

When:Sunday, May 15
Street Pub open 12-7pm
Restaurants/Taste of Arlington open 12-6pm

Where:Ballston Neighborhood, Along Wilson Boulevard inside the Taste of Arlington festival

Admission:Free for all ages

The Deschutes Brewery Street Pub experience will be traveling to the following cities in 2016:
  • Philadelphia, PA: 6/11
  • Columbus, OH: 7/9
  • Chicago, IL: 8/6
  • Roanoke, VA: 8/27
  • Twin Cities, MN: 9/10
  • Sacramento, CA: 10/8
For more information on each stop visit or follow the conversation at #StreetPub. For more information on Taste of Arlington visit 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:
Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery
About Deschutes Brewery
Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work in for the last three years in a row and winner of the 2015 Oregon Sustainability Award, 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 Fresh Squeezed IPA, 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

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