Base Camp is a touring “multi-venue, multi event celebration of Mirror Pond, where any serious craft brew exploration begins,” or so says the brewery. What’s Woody? Well it’s a “giant beer barrel on wheels.” Deschtes brewers will also be in town taking part in the festivities.
Deschutes will be visiting Worden’s, Orange Street Food Farm and Pattee Creek Market; host a beer dinner at Cafe Dolce; attend pint night at the Rhino; and tailgate at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Pretty much an all out assault on Missoula, in a good way.
There are a bunch of events so hit the jump if you’re interested.
Tues, Oct 9, 8 – 9 pm
INDUSTRY NIGHT BOWLING TOURNAMENT
Tues., Oct 9, 9 – 11 pm
LUNCH WITH A BREWER
Wed, Oct 10, 11 am – 2 pm
Iron Horse Brew Pub
Break up the week with an important business lunch…dining with brewer Robin Johnson from Deschutes Brewery. Play a little game of stump the brewer – if you come up with a question he can’t answer, you can get some fun Deschutes swag. Even better? You’ll be noshing on yummy lunch menu items paired perfectly with Deschutes beers like the brand-new Chasin’ Freshies and Chainbreaker White IPA.
FRESH HOP BEER RELEASE & MEET THE BREWER
Wed, Oct 10, 3 – 5 pm
Worden’s Market Deli
When hops go from field to brew kettle in just a few hours, you get fresh hop beers that are…well….fresh! Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery celebrated the hop harvest this fall by releasing two fresh hop beers: the brewery’s annual celebratory brew, Hop Trip; and a brand-new addition to the lineup, Chasin’ Freshies. Bottles of these hop-filled wonders, plus Deschutes Brewery favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale andBlack Butte Porter, will be available for sale. Bring a few home and wow your friends and family with all your craft brew knowledge – which you’ll garner from a nice chat with brewer Robin Johnson. He’ll share with you the ins and outs of brewing your favorite style of beer.
HATS OFF TO HOMEBREWERS
Wed, Oct 10, 6:30 – 9 pm
Union Club Bar
Attention homebrewers…come hone your craft with the gang from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. The Deschutes crew, including one of its brewers, Robin Johnson, is heading to Missoula for Base Camp Week and will be giving away complimentary brewing supplies including clone recipe booklets and bags of whole flower hops to use in your next homebrew. Enjoy beer tastings of brews likeInversion IPA, the brand-new Chasin’ Freshies, Chainbreaker White IPA and winter seasonal Jubelale. Come pick the brains of some of the Deschutes Brewery staff and try something new in your next home brew. Hope to see you here!
FRESH HOP BREWS & MEET THE BREWER
Thu, Oct 11, 2 – 5 pm
Orange Street Food Farm
When hops go from field to brew kettle in just a few hours, you get fresh hop beers that are…well….fresh! Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is releasing two fresh hop beers this fall: the brewery’s annual hop harvest celebration beer, Hop Trip; and a brand-new addition to the lineup, Chasin’ Freshies – a Fresh Hop IPA. Bottles of these fresh wonders, plus Deschutes Brewery favorites like Mirror Pond Pale Ale andBlack Butte Porter, will be available for sale. Bring a few home and wow your friends and family with all your craft brew knowledge – which you’ll garner from a nice chat with brewer Robin Johnson. He’ll share with you the ins and outs of brewing your favorite style of beer.
BASE CAMP BEER DINNER
Thu, Oct 11, 6 – 9 pm
Details to come
BASE CAMP PINT NIGHT
Thu, Oct 11, 7 – 11 pm
Is your glassware collection looking a little tired? Spice it up with a free Base Camp for Beer Fanatics pint glass from Deschutes Brewery! Just buy a pint of fresh hop beer like Hop Trip or the brand-new Chasin’ Freshies and keep your glass! Come down tonight and share a pint with the Deschutes Brewery crew, who will keep you in the know on the brewery’s pioneering methods for brewing fresh hop beers.
BEER-LESQUE: TASTINGS AND TASSELS
Thu, Oct 11, 9 pm – 11 pm
What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer coupled with adorable dancers from The Cigarette Girls Burlesque, plus some side-splitting comedy acts. Each act will showcase a respective Deschutes Brewery beer equaling a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun. Show starts at 9 pm, so come in early to enjoy a couple of beers and meet a few folks from the Deschutes crew before the entertainment commences – you don’t want to miss this! All this while enjoying the tastiness of beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA, Hop Trip, and the brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale. $5 cover charge.
FRESH HOP BEER RELEASE & CELEBRATION
Fri, Oct 12, 2 – 5 pm
Pattee Creek Market
Fall brings the colorful leaves, crisp evenings, and…fresh hop beers! Deschutes Brewery is celebrating the hop harvest with not one, but two, fresh hop beers: the brewery’s annual hop harvest celebration, Hop Trip – a Fresh Hop Pale Ale; and a brand-new addition to the lineup, Chasin’ Freshies – a Fresh Hop IPA. Special prices all afternoon with great sales on your favorite beers, including Deschutes Brewery staples like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter. Come chat beer with the gang from Oregon; they’ll be here to talk about Deschutes Brewery’s latest inventions.
MONTANA WINE AND BEER FESTIVAL
Fri, Oct 12, 7 – 10 pm
Adam’s Center, The University of Montana
Deschutes Brewery is coming from Oregon to participate in this year’s Montana Beer and Wine Festival, a fundraiser for the Grizzly Scholarship Fund. With hard-to-find Reserve Series Brews, plus the brand-new Chasin’ Freshies and winter seasonal Jubelale, you’ll want to make sure to visit them during the festival. Entry fee to festival is $60 per person.
WOODY TAILGATE AT GSA BEER GARDEN
Sat, Oct 13, 11 am – 1:30 pm
The folks from Deschutes Brewery know how to tailgate. What can beat hanging out pre-game with a giant, wooden traveling beer barrel named Woody? He’ll be pouring Deschutes’ beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter from a couple of his traveling taps to keep you cheering for the home team.
- Matt Pritchard