Deschutes Brewery is one of those craft breweries that reminds you why the craft brewing industry is so cool, and if you needed more evidence, look no further than its traveling street pub, which will be making its way to Cleveland in August. Sure, maybe we are bias because the CBB offices are located in Cleveland, and we are already camped out on Detroit Ave., cups extended, waiting to sample beers from most of the 40 taps that will be built to serve hordes of Northeast Ohio craft enthusiasts, but, you know… sorry, lost myself in that sentence. When is Deschutes coming, again?
Ah, right, some details: Deschutes is packing up the world’s largest pop-up pub and shutting down the street in Cleveland on Saturday, August 1. This 402-foot custom bar will be slinging beers from 40 taps at Hingetown on 29th Street between Detroit Avenue and Clinton Avenue. And, probably the best part, Deschutes Brewery will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from Street Pub to charity. In Cleveland, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which helps with identifying, preserving, restoring and maintaining essential regional natural assets like clean water, working farms, wildlife areas and parks.
Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s outrageous number of taps, but there will be great food to pair with it. Local chefs Nolan Konkoski of SOHO Kitchen & Bar and Karen Small of the Flying Fig will be conducting demos and serving food to complement the beers (think everything from the easy-drinking Mirror Pond Pale Ale all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss). Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, will be cooking up some favorite pub fare right on site as well.
This family-friendly event will also features bar games for prizes, special samplings and a simply amazing live music lineup that includes: The Spazmatics; These Knees; Tom Evanchuck & The Old Money; and Midnight Passenger. Deschutes Brewery Street Pub’s grand opening is also its final night, so make sure to be there for this one day only event!
After Cleveland, the Street Pub will make appearances in the following cities:
August 22: Chicago
September 19: Minneapolis / St Paul
October 17: Denver
November 14: Sacramento, Calif.
For more information on each stop, visit the Deschutes site.