We are happy to announce that Deschutes Brewery is kicking off its 2016 Street Pub Tour in Arlington, Virginia! This is in conjunction with the Taste of Arlington festival. The brewery is bringing its pop-up pub of epic proportions and setting up shop on Sunday, May 15th from noon to 7pm. The ultimate craft beer block party, this 402-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 60 taps serving as the official beer garden for the Taste of Arlington along Wilson Boulevard in Ballston. At each of its national stops, Deschutes Brewery works with local nonprofits to raise funds and gives 100% of the proceeds to aid their mission. In Arlington, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with Ballston BID/BallstonGives to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s multitude of taps, but they are also teaming up with a handful of local Virginia breweries with specialty guest taps and live music from White Ford Bronco, The Big Payback, Kelly Bell Band and Lost in Paris. To top it off, there will be great food to pair with all these ales from over 50 local Arlington restaurants. Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, is teaming up with local chefs and restaurants (the cornerstone of the Taste of Arlington Festival) to create some dishes that complement the many beers being served (think everything from the brand-new Hop Slice Session IPA all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss).
Sunday, May 15th
Street Pub open 12-7pm
Restaurants/Taste of Arlington open 12-6pm
Ballston Neighborhood, Along Wilson Boulevard inside the Taste of Arlington festival
Free for all ages
The Deschutes Brewery Street Pub experience will be traveling to the following cities in 2016:
- Philadelphia, PA: 6/11
- Columbus, OH: 7/9
- Chicago, IL: 8/6
- Roanoke, VA: 8/27
- Twin Cities, MN: 9/10
- Sacramento, CA: 10/8
Calling all volunteers! Deschutes needs your help to make this event a success and be able to raise the most money possible for the nonprofits. All volunteers will receive Deschutes Brewery swag, food, and, of course, beer for those that are of age. Interested? You can find details and sign up here.
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