Deschutes Brewery has been named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the United States by OUTSIDE, which recognizes  the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. In order to place in the rankings, Deschutes Brewery employees completed surveys about factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. Deschutes Brewery made the list because it encourages employees to lead an active lifestyle, is eco-conscious, and prioritizes giving back to the community.

Pat Gerhart, human resources director for Deschutes Brewery, said, “This is a true honor to be recognized for something that everyone at Deschutes Brewery works at everyday….providing a culture of respect and passion takes all of us.  This recognizes our entire team’s effort to find value and appreciation for what others accomplish each day. We are excited to be ranked for the second year in a row.”

To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies, and collect employee feedback through an extensive survey process. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment.

“If you’re considering a career change or searching for your dream job, OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list is the first place to look,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts. “These companies set the standard for workplaces that really value their employees and offer an experience that’s fulfilling inside and outside the office.”

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


Editor’s Note: Since Beer Aliens do not understand this human culture of “working” very well, we can only deduce that the fact that Deschutes Brewery employees are happy, they make better craft beer. Better craft beer is a concept we do fully understand.



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