June 2, 2014 – Bend, Oregon – Breedlove Stringed Instruments and Deschutes Brewery have come together to create two contests to give away custom Oregon Series Concert Guitars to lucky winners. Inspired by Deschutes Brewery’s flagship Black Butte Porter, participants will have two ways to win: by composing a ballad to Black Butte Porter or by finding the traveling Black Butte Porter tap handle crafted from a mandolin neck, which will be pouring in bars and restaurants around Oregon that sell Deschutes beer.
“Collaborations are about bringing together the strengths of multiple parties, and this one between two Bend-based companies is truly unique,” said Jeff Billingsley, marketing director for the brewery. “Breedlove’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship aligns closely with our own values and we’re looking forward to seeing what our fans come up with.”
The first contest is the “singer songwriter” competition in which participants will create an original song inspired by Black Butte Porter. They will record and submit the song and the top three contestants will travel to Bend, Oregon to perform their songs at the annual Bend Fall Festival. All three will receive a prize, but only the first place winner will play a dedicated set at the festival and take home the Breedlove guitar with a custom Black Butte Porter inlay.
“They craft beer, we craft sound, and we are excited to find another Oregonian to craft a song,” said Chris Steele, director of marketing for Breedlove.
The second way to win is by visiting establishments all around Oregon that sell Deschutes beer. There will be 10 custom mandolin neck beer tap handles traveling around to different accounts within the state. If a participant finds one, all they need to do is snap a photo and submit it via Instagram using the hashtag #BBPBreedlove between today and August 1. A winner will be randomly selected from the submitted photos.
Official contest rules are available at: http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/bbpbreedlove
About Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Since 1990, Breedlove has been a passionate and innovative builder of remarkable stringed instruments, spurred by a desire to challenge convention and build the instruments of tomorrow. Breedlove’s master luthiers craft acoustic guitars, mandolins, basses, and ukuleles for artists seeking self-expression and liberation through music, but make no mistake: Breedlove’s world-class luthiers don’t just build instruments, they design distinctively crafted sound.
About Deschutes Brewery
Founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, fine ingredients and hand-crafting have been the focus – for both the beer and the food. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 25 states and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River. To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com or follow on Facebook (/Deschutes.Brewery) and Twitter (@DeschutesBeer).