Pairing Preview: OR: 9/24 5:30–7:30pm Deschutes Brewery hosts Deschutes Brewery Co-Op: From Pitchfork to Pub

image sourced from Portlandbeer's Flickr accountIf you live in Washington state then you’ve already heard about the current Initiative to label foods made with genetically modified organisms (aka, GMO). Depending on which side of the consumer border you reside on this initiative is either a huge headache or a blessing.

Years ago our country didn’t have to cope with questions like “does my chicken come from Tyson foods?” or “Has this been made in a factory that comes into contact with dairy?”. Instead there was a time when lactose intolerant meant you didn’t like milk or cheese, versus being biologically vulnerable 

Another reason to head to downtown Bend (Oregon) to celebrate one of the oldest form of consumerism, farming. Starting at 5:30pm and hosted at the Deschutes Taproom (1044 NW Bond Street), the Deschutes Brewery Co-Op is pleased present “From Pitchfork to Pub”, a celebration of locally grown & locally sourced foods served in a familiar setting.

This innovative culinary co-op venture features quarterly events that showcase the brewing and culinary talents in our Central Oregon community. These events are FREE to craft beer fans with a donation opportunity for local non-profit organizations through Rally Cause. At this event, fans are invited to meet the farmer! Borlen Cattle Company, Good Earth and other local farms are invited to share photos and stories of their family farms and their relationships with local businesses. Small plates using products from these local farms will be paired with fresh hop and fruit beers to celebrate the harvest. source, Deschutes Brewery Co-Op

Unfortunately this event has a catch - donations are encouraged and it’s first come, first serve. This means that if you aren’t one of the first 100 with a wristband, you’ll be denied an opportunity to enjoy a small plate created from Borlen Cattle Company, Good Earth, or any other local farms featured at the event.

More details listed below.

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More fine print regarding this year’s event.

Be one of the first 100 people to get a wristband to attend this event. Wristbands are on a first come, first served bases during the day of the event at our pub in Bend beginning at 11:00am. One wristband per person over the age of 21 and all Co-Op events are from 5:30-7:30pm.

About Deschutes Brewery

Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River. It's home base to our adventurous, award-winning lineup of pioneering beers. You're always welcome to drop in, sample our beers, and meet the beer-obsessed folks who tend them. You can also get an insider tip or two on how to spend the day, a week or a lifetime in our high-desert home.

About the photo’s author

"Matt Wiater is a photographer covering the Portland beer scene for portlandbeer.org."

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