For the second consecutive year, Deschutes Brewery has taken its Street Pub on tour across the United States. During this year’s stops in Arlington, Philadelphia, Columbus, Chicago, Roanoke, Minneapolis and Sacramento, Deschutes Brewery raised nearly $440K for charity. At each of these seven stops, Deschutes partnered with local charities and donated 100% of the proceeds to in achieving each charities mission.
“This was another epic year for Street Pub and we got to visit with fans in cities we love from one coast to another,” said Joey Pleich, field marketing manager for the brewery who runs the Street Pub program in a statement. “We raised $70,000 more for charity over last year’s numbers and saw twice as many in attendance. Success for this program means success for all the communities we visit and we are thankful to our many fans to coming out to support Street Pub.”
Here’s a breakdown at how the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub assisted the nonprofits it partnered with in each city.
Arlington, VA: $25,000 donation in conjunction with Ballston BID/BallstonGives Taste of Arlington festival to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center
Philadelphia, PA: $34,144 donation to the Vetri Community Partnership to cover costs for preparing healthy meals in public schools all over the Philly area and South Street Headhouse District to help provide a safer, cleaner, well managed business district
Columbus, OH: $43,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank helping them achieve their goal of a hunger-free and healthier community. The Funds raised will provide Over 172,000 meals for needy families in greater Mid-Ohio.
Chicago, IL: $70,295 to Alliance for the Great Lakes to protect and restore the Great Lakes and Logan Square Preservation to protect and beautify its local neighborhood
Roanoke, VA: $81,000 to a wide selection of local charities including Roanoke Outside Foundation, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy and Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Minneapolis, MN: $104,723 to Second Harvest Heartland to provide more than 300,000 meals for needy families in Minnesota
Sacramento, CA: $80,000 to Runnin’ for Rhett to help fulfill its mission to nurture healthy communities by hosting both adult and youth fitness programs. Proceeds brought in will fund over 3,000 programs
Throughout the entire summer tour Deschutes served an estimated 140,000 beer drinkers that drank over 1,100 kegs of Deschutes beer, all brewed in Bend, Oregon.
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub 2017 tour dates and locations will be announced soon.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.