Brewery News: OR: Deschutes Brewery heads to California, to promote Base Camp

image sourced from Deschutes Brewery's website Anyone from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington heading down to California; say around April 9th? More importantly, are you going to find yourself in Los Angeles between April 9th and April 14th? If you are then we have some information associated with a certain brewery in Bend, OR.

Deschutes Brewery brings its Base Camp campaign to Los Angeles 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 this year, providing passionate fans with a seriously fun exploration of beer.  Make the trek to Base Camp.  It all begins here…

Monday April 9th, 2012 6:00 PM

  • Deschutes Brewery Scavenger Hunt (Far Bar)
    347 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    No one will deny it: scavenger hunts equal good times! Couple a scavenger hunt with some damn tasty beer from Deschutes Brewery and you have pure fabulousness. Join us and start the hunt at Far Bar – we’ll give you a list of several things you need to find and take a photo of with your smart phone. Send the photos to Deschutes Brewery as you take them – they’ll be judged on correct completion of all tasks, best photo and best team name. So gather your friends and take up the gauntlet to win prize packages from Deschutes Brewery for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You could even be strutting home with the coveted Golden Growler. See you here!

    Contact Joey Pleich (jpleich@deschutesbrewery.com) to sign up your team.

Monday April 9th, 2012 8:00 – 10:00 PM

  • Base Camp Kick-Off Party (Mohawk Bend) with Woody!
    2141 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Join us as we kick off five whole days of celebratory beer drinking made possible by Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp. Our featured brewery of the month for April, 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, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA,Hop Henge Experimental IPA and even The Abyss. Pair some of this hand crafted goodness with our specially selected appetizers, and you’ll have a night to remember.

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Tuesday April 10th, 2012 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Hats Off to Homebrewers (Steingarten LA) with Woody!
    10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Attention homebrewers…come hone your craft with the gang from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. The Deschutes crew, including brewer Robin Johnson, are heading to Los Angeles for Base Camp Week and will be giving away clone recipe booklets and bags of whole flower hops to use in your next homebrew. Specialty beer tastings of rarities like Black Butte XXII, The Abyss and The Stoic paired with some tasty appetizers will whet your palate. And that’s not all…five moreDeschutes beers will be on tap including Obsidian Stout on Nitro and Chainbreaker White IPA. Robin will also be leading a deconstruction of the never-released Black Butte XXII, providing tastings of some of the specialty ingredients. We’ll even have commemorative glasses to give away while supplies last. Hope to see you here!

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Wednesday April 11th, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Beauty, Bloggers & Beer Private Media Event (Makeup and GO!)
    13038 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
    Los Angeles Magazine's Best Beer Sommelier Christina Perozzi, aka 'The Beer Chick,' will be on hand to discuss Deschutes' yummy Black Butte Porter, the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale, the almost-impossible-to-find, never-formally-released Black Butte XXII, plus endless complexities of The Abyss. Of course, there will be a chance to get some beauty pampering like eyelash extension and custom makeup application too. And did we mention the delectable desserts? This is an intimate private media-only event, RSVP is required – please email christina@thebeerchicks.com to reserve your spot.

Thursday April 12th, 2012 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Deschutes Brewery Two-Bit Tastings (Silverlake Liquor) with Woody!
    1620 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Clean out under the couch cushions, break open the piggy bank and dig around on those car floorboards – you’ll be surprised at how you can utilize a mere 25 cents tonight at Silverlake Liquor! Let us surprise you while you visit with Deschutes brewer Robin Johnson, and frolic around the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, Woody – all while drinking Deschutes Brewery’s damn tasty year-round line-up of beers.

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Thursday April 12th, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Deschutes Brewery Tasting (Whole Foods, Fairfax)
    6350 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA
    Deschutes Brewery will be visiting the Fairfax Whole Foods Thursday evening to talk with craft beer fans and provide samples of their award winning beers. A brewery representative will also guide you through a cheese pairing with The Stoic, a barrel-aged Belgian-styled ale. There will be special offers on beer in the store, plus you’ll get a free collectible pint glass when you buy a 6-pack to take home.

Thursday April 12th, 2012 6:00 PM – ‘Close’

  • Beer-lesque: Tastings & Tassels (Skinny’s Lounge) with Woody!
    4923 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601
    What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer coupled with intriguing Burlesque dancers and Vaudeville variety acts. Each act will feature a different Deschutes Brewery beer equaling a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun. The evening is packed with excitement:
    • 6-7pm Stand-up Comedy by Mikey McKernan, Brian Sapir, Bob Keen, Erikka Innes, Robert Turo
    • 7-10pm Beer-lesque Acts by Penny Starr/Victory Variety Hour 10pm-close Live Music featuring Byron Blocker & The Offbeats and Totally Live Karaoke
  • You don’t want to miss this! The Deschutes team will be sampling a great line up of beers such as: Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA, Obsidian Stout, Green Lakes Organic Ale and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale.

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Friday April 13th, 2012 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Deschutes Brewery Snacks & Sips (The Village Idiot) with Woody!
    7383 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Thank goodness it’s Friday, and it’s time to wind down after a long week with some damn tasty beers and snacks. That’s right, we’re welcoming the gang from Deschutes Brewery as part of their Base Camp for Beer Fanatics. What does that mean for you? You can spend Friday after work chatting about hand-crafted brews with the experts, while sipping on hard-to-find beers like Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Chainbreaker White IPA.

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Friday April 13th, 2012 7:00 PM to ‘Close'

  • Grab Beer by the Horns (The Surly Goat) with Woody!
    7929 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
    Not only will the giant Deschutes Brewery barrel on wheels, Woody, be here, but you should be too! We’ll be pouring a limited amount of some Reserve Series brews like Black Butte XXIII, The Abyss and The Stoic along with the brand-new Chainbreaker White IPA. With live music on our back patio to help you get your groove on, and a Deschutes beer in your hand, you’ll kick off the weekend right and change your mind about the possible pitfalls of Friday the 13th.

    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

Saturday April 14th, 2012 7:00 PM - ‘Close’

  • Base Camp Finale (House of Blues) with Woody!
    Foundation Room, 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery’s been in LA all week celebrating a fanatical love for craft beer, and the celebration is wrapping up with a grand flair at House of Blues. Guests will have access to the members only Foundation Room, where Nitro Obsidian Stout will be on tap and sampling of all of their year-round beers such as the infamous Black Butte Porter will take place. Paired with the beer will be a special selection of scrumptious appetizers. Downstairs in the music hall Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be on tap, ready to rock it to the reggaeton sounds of Prince Royce. Contact Lisa Aranda at Lisaaranda@livenation.com or 323-848-5146 to buy your tickets in advance.
    $15 in advance / $20 at the door
    About Woody

Come see our giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar. He will be rolling his way around Los Angeles during Base Camp Week, complete with multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. He is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

If you aren’t sure if you will be in town during that time you can always follow them on twitter under either hashtag #BeerBaseCamp or by following @DeschutesBeer.

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