Brewery News: OR: Bend: Deschutes Brewery listed among "Best Culture Jobs" in OUTSIDE Magazine's "Best Places to Work"

Press Release

Bend, Oregon ... – Deschutes Brewery is excited to announce that it has again been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work. This is the third year running that the craft brewery has received this honor. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. Deschutes Brewery was also included on OUTSIDE’s Top 10 “Best Culture Jobs” based on its employee-ownership, community involvement and philanthropy, and its proximity to outdoor recreation for employees.

Pat Gerhart, human resources director for the brewery, said, “We are employee-owners at Deschutes, so we work hard to ensure the company’s ongoing success. We balance this with a healthy helping of play as we’re lucky enough to be located in a year-round recreational paradise. Being sustainably minded and giving back to the community are part of our core values as well. ”

As co-owners, Deschutes Brewery employees are committed to using fewer resources and making continuous improvements to reduce their impact on the environment while still making damn tasty beer.  Giving back to the community has always been in Deschutes Brewery’s DNA which is why the donate $1 per every barrel of beer sold to nonprofits to help fulfill the goal of building a healthier society (amounting to more than $335,000 in 2015). This year, the brewery created Street Pub to bring its pub experience to communities around the country. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these events helped raise an additional $300,000 for its nonprofit partners.  

To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.

“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at
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