Deschutes Brewery is coming to Roanoke! After visiting many amazing communities over the past few years in our search for an East Coast location, we’re thrilled to be joining Roanoke’s emergent brewing community. Everyone we’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with during this process has been incredible and we’ve been blown away with the support of this community. The #Deschutes2Rke campaign worked! It was so impressive to see everyone rally together. We love the area and are proud to be able to now call Roanoke our second home. Location: The site location on the eastern outskirts of town is ideal with its beautiful views and access to Tinker Creek. We look forward to building our new brewery here and the array of possibilities it holds to incorporate some fun, outdoor features to celebrate the culture of beer. Timeline: It’s going to take us a couple of years to plan and build our east coast brewery. At this point we anticipate breaking ground in 2019. If all goes according to plan (fingers crossed) this would put us on track to be shipping beer from our new brewery, complete with tasting room, in 2021. Beer: Mark your calendars! Our beers will be available in the western part of Virginia, including Roanoke, starting August 1st. We’re partnering with Blue Ridge Beverage to bring our most popular beers to your favorite watering holes and grocery stores. We’re cooking up some launch events so stay tuned. Events: Street Pub, our pop-up-pub of epic proportion is setting up shop for one day only on August 27th.