For one day only, Bend, Oregon’s own Deschutes Brewery will be hosting a rare pop-up event replete with live music (courtesy of Humble Wolf, Hans and the Hot Mess and Drop Dead Red), beer, lots of food and yet even more beer. Lovers of fine ales, porters, pilsners and seemingly everything in between need little introduction to Deschutes Brewery. The brewery’s Street Pub concept, which includes the set up of a 400-foot bar, will feature Deschutes Brewery executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, along with Sacramento’s own chefs Brock MacDonald (Block Butcher Bar) and Wesley Nilssen (de Vere’s Irish Pub) who are sure to dish up some tasty fare. Fans of Mirror Pond Ale, Obsidian Stout or even the Cinder Cone Red Ale will be happy to find there will be even better offerings (is that possible?) available for sampling and, of course, for sale. There is no entry fee. The action starts at 2 p.m. in Midtown near 1806 Capitol Avenue. For the curious, check out (click “Discover Deschutes”). Proceeds will benefit Runnin’ for Rhett, a wonderful local nonprofit dedicated to the memory of Rhett Seevers (

    Eddie Jorgensen

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