Deschutes Celebrates Diversity, Inclusion through Specialty Pride Beer

Deschutes Brewery, a tried and true brand celebrating 32 years of craft brewing this June, announces a limited release to embrace love, equality and diversity in honor of Pride. Inspired by the brewery’s LGBTQIA+ community, and Deschutes’ long-standing support of Pride Northwest, Bubbles & Brunch was crafted as a symbol of the company’s commitment to treating every person with equality, kindness and respect.

The family and employee owned business collaborated with their LGBTQIA+ co-owners to craft this Beerlini style fruited lager developed at the Portland Pub brewery. Inspired by the “Bellini”, a popular champagne cocktail typically served with brunch, this lager is clean and crisp, and very easy drinking with champagne-like effervescence and a dry finish. Bubbles & Brunch brings delicate peach flavors combined with a slight tartness in the beer from the addition of white grapes and vanilla notes from the hops.

$1 per 6 pack will be donated to SMYRC, the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center in Portland, Oregon.

“Our Pride Beer makes us exactly that, proud,” said Jake Harper, head brewer based at the Portland brewery. “Proud of the many LGBTQIA+ voices within Deschutes, their individual stories of love, activism, overcoming obstacles, and being true to oneself.”

Although Pride festivities will look different this year, Deschutes will begin the celebration early, launching this exciting new beer to their Oregon community through online sales today.

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