Deschutes Brewery Chooses Roanoke, Virginia for Second Home

March 22, 2016

Deschutes Brewery announced its much-anticipated decision on an East Coast location at an event in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The growing brewery, which was founded in Oregon in 1988 by Gary Fish, has explored hundreds of potential locations in the region over the last two years. The company selected Roanoke based on several criteria including a culture and community that fit well with Deschutes’ decades-deep roots.

“We started Deschutes Brewery when craft beer wasn’t burgeoning and led with a beer style that wasn’t popular at the time, Black Butte Porter,” says Fish, the CEO and founder of the brewery. “This pioneering…