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Deschutes Brewery Brings Base Camp To Texas

| October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Deschutes Brewery 2012Deschutes Brewery brings its Base Camp campaign to Texas for an amazing week of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody, the giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers, ambassadors and fanatics will be on hand to provide some in-the-trenches insight into our courageously crafted brews.

What is Base Camp you may ask? It’s a place where Deschutes Brewery offers beer fanatics a spot to “pitch a tent” of sorts – and find their footing with the cornerstone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Deschutes Brewery Base Camp Week is a celebration of Mirror Pond’s easy-drinking goodness, along with many more of the brewery’s passion-heavy, pioneering brews. The Deschutes Brewery team is traveling around to cities all over the west, providing passionate fans with a seriously fun exploration of beer. Make the trek to Base Camp. It all begins here…

Deschutes Brewery Base Camp Week Austin & San Antonio, TX - October 31 – November 8, 2012. You can also chime in and listen to the Base Camp chatter on Twitter using #BeerBaseCamp and @DeschutesBeer.

Events:

EL PASO, TX

Deschutes Brewery Halloween Bash (The Hoppy Monk, El Paso)

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls and goblins, it’s time to don your scariest costumes and join Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery for a frighteningly good Halloween party. You can imbibe some Chainbreaker White IPAMirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte Porter and Green Lakes Amber, and Obsidian Stout, while you figure out Where The Heck is Waldo (hey, he might buy you a beer). Costumes will be judged to win some frighteningly awesome Deschutes Brewery prizes.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 6 p.m. –  close - WHERE: The Hoppy Monk, 4141 North Mesa St., El Paso, TX 79902

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Deschutes Brewery Beer & Cheese Spectacular (Whole Foods-Vineyard, San Antonio)

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is in town for its craft beer celebration, Base Camp Week. What better way to throw a party than by teaming up with Whole Foods for some scrumptious beer and cheese pairings? You’ve all seen the mounds of scrumptious cheeses heaped around the store, now’s your chance to taste them paired with brews like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPA and Jubelale.

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 4 – 6 p.m. - WHERE: Whole Foods-Vineyard, 18403 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX 78258

Deschutes Brewery’s Build Your Own Kegerator (Gabriels Superstore)

You know you’ve been there: jealously inspecting a friend’s home kegerator while at a birthday party or game day gathering. Why not make your own and become the talk of your neighborhood? Beer drinking, beer pouring and beer making experts from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and representatives from Gabriel’s will be on hand to provide some finely balanced discussion of these important issues. Have a chat with them while sampling some beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPAJubelaleObsidian StoutInversion IPA,  and Hop Trip. You can purchase your kegs, and soon Gabriel’s will be offering homebrew and kegerator supplies too!

WHEN: Friday, November 2, 5 – 7 p.m. - WHERE: Gabriel’s Superstore, 109 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78258

First Friday with Deschutes Brewery (The Friendly Spot)

Make a plan before you come down to this month’s First Friday art walk: plan to set up “base camp” at The Friendly Spot. Not only will there be local artisans on site, but Oregon-based beer artisans from Deschutes Brewery will be pouring some brews as part of their “Base Camp for Beer Fanatics” in Texas. Come view some beautiful art while tasting beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPAJubelale and Hop Trip.

WHEN: Friday, November 2, 6 – 10 p.m. - WHERE: The Friendly Spot, 943 South Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205

SAN MARCOS, TX

Deschutes Brewery Indoor Tailgate Party (The Taproom, San Marcos)

The folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery know how to tailgate, and they also know you can tailgate with the best of them even when you never go outside. What can beat watching the college football game, while quaffing Deschutes’ damn tasty craft beers to keep you cheering for the home team? 

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, noon – 4 p.m. - WHERE: The Taproom, 129 East Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666

AUSTIN, TX

Deschutes Brewery Austin Base Camp Kick-off Party (Banger’s)

We’re launching Deschutes Brewery’s visit to Austin to celebrate all things craft beer, Base Camp. We’ll have details on all the week’s happenings, plus quaffing the easy drinking goodness of Mirror Pond Pale Ale, a beer that is a “base camp” of sorts for beer fanatics everywhere. Also look for the brewery’s flagship Black Butte Porter, winter seasonal Jubelale and the brand-new Chainbreaker White IPA. To bring out the tasty beer flavors, we’ll be matching them up with – wait for it – Banger’s housemade sausages! Come hang out with the gang from Deschutes, including brewer Ray Cary, who’ll be on hand to talk beer and brewing.  Plus a little live music.

WHEN: Monday, November 5, 6 – 10 p.m. - WHERE: Banger’s, 79 & 81 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78741

Deschutes Brewery’s Pints for Pups Bicycle Pub Crawl (The Peddler/Billy’s on Burnet/Hopfields/Crown & Anchor)

Beer, puppies and bikes – these are a few of our favorite things. Pedal on down for the pub crawl with a purpose – Deschutes Brewery is in town for its Base Camp celebration and tonight we’re raising money for Blue Dog Rescue. We’ll start at The Peddler bike shop, then move onto local favorites Billy’s, Hopfields, and Crown & Anchor.  With four locations to hit, you’ll be trying beers like the Oregon brewery’s new Chainbreaker White IPA, standards Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte Porter, and seasonal favorites Hop Trip and Jubelale.  Come on down! Do it for the dogs!

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 5 p.m. – close

WHERE: The Peddler, 5015 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751 / Billy’s on Burnet, 2105 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756 / Hopfields, 3110 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705 / Crown & Anchor, 2911 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78705

Deschutes Brewery’s Build Your Own Kegerator (Spec’s #61 – Brodie Lane)

You know you’ve been there: jealously inspecting a friend’s home kegerator while at a birthday party or game day gathering. Why not make your own and become the talk of your neighborhood? Beer drinking, beer pouring and beer making experts from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and representatives from Spec’s will be on hand to provide some finely balanced discussion of these important issues. Have a chat with them while sampling some beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPAJubelaleObsidian Stout, and  Inversion IPA. You can purchase your favorite kegs at Spec’s too!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 5 – 7 p.m. - WHERE: Spec’s #61 –Brodie Lane, 4970 W US 290 SVC Rd, Austin TX., 78735

Deschutes Brewery Night (Flying Saucer)

Join us as we revel in several days of celebratory beer drinking made possible by Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp. As featured brewery of the week, we’ll be whooping it up with the Deschutes Brewery team this evening as they share with us such brews as Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter. Deschutes brewery Ray Cary will be on hand to chat beer and brewing for all you fanatics out there.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 6 – 8 p.m. - WHERE: Flying Saucer, 815 West 47th Street #100, Austin, TX 78705

Deschutes Brewery’s Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels (Red Eyed Fly)

What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer at a burlesque show!  We will showcase a respective Deschutes Brewery beer equaling a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun. Show starts at 8 p.m.  – you won’t want to be late!  Beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPA and the brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale, will be on hand for sampling.   $10 cover charge includes samples of all four beers, plus a full-length show.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 8 p.m. - WHERE: Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701 - TICKETS:    $10 per person; can be purchased at Red Eyed Fly in advance, or at the door

Beer with Friends from Deschutes Brewery (Wheatsville Co-op)

Just because your dietary needs differ doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. We’re calling all vegans and omnivores to unite! We’ll have some vegan co-op prepared foods plus a few cheeses with four Deschutes Brewery beers including Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPA and Jubelale. Brewer Ray Cary is down here from Oregon to share some brewing insights and give you a little more information about how your beverages came to be.

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. - WHERE: Wheatsville Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705

Stand By Me Beer Dinner with Deschutes Brewery (Alamo Drafthouse – Lake Creek)

When the night has come…and the land is dark…then you’ll find us unafraid to enjoy some awesome craft beers! Join us for this unique beer dinner where we’ll be showing the movie “Stand by Me” and creating a themed beer dinner around the flick. Five delectable courses paired with Deschutes Brewery beers like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPAJubelale and Hop Trip will comprise the evening’s fare. Plus, come early for a brewer’s happy hour with Deschutes brewer Ray Cary for informal conversation about beer and brewing.

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m. - WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse – Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78750 - COST: $50 per person; call (512) 219-5408

Deschutes Brewery Beer & Cheese Spectacular (Whole Foods-Lamar, Austin)

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is in town for its craft beer celebration, Base Camp Week. What better way to throw a party than by teaming up with Whole Foods for some scrumptious beer and cheese pairings? You’ve all seen the mounds of scrumptious cheeses heaped around the store, now’s your chance to taste them paired with brews like Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterChainbreaker White IPA and Jubelale.

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 5-7 p.m. - WHERE: Whole Foods, 525 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

Deschutes Brewery Base Camp Finale (The Draught House)

This is indisputably the best possible way to spend your Friday evening in Austin – at The Draught House Pub and Brewery with guests from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. The brewery is wrapping up more than a week of craft beer celebration in Texas with lots and lots ‘o beer on tap, including Mirror Pond Pale AleBlack Butte PorterInversion IPAObsidian StoutChainbreaker White IPA and Jubelale, some or all paired with fabulous delectables from the great food truck The Seedling.  Plus swag. Plus live music.  Wahoo!

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 6p.m. – close - WHERE: The Draught House Pub And Brewery, 4112 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756

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