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Deschutes Brewery Collection, 1986-2007

By Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Collection Overview

Title: Deschutes Brewery Collection, 1986-2007

ID: MSS DeschutesBrewery

Primary Creator: Deschutes Brewery

Extent: 2.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Deschutes Brewery Collection is arranged into five series: 1. Operational Records, 1987-2007; 2. Glasses and Mugs, 1986-1992; 3. Posters, 1986-2012; 4. Photographs, 1987-1998; 5. Labels and Promotional Materials, circa 1988-2007.

Date Acquired: 11/01/2018

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 by Gary Fish in downtown Bend, Oregon. The Deschutes Brewery Collection includes print and digitized materials related to operations, promotional campaigns, and photographs.

Scope and Content Notes

The Deschutes Brewery Collection includes print and digitized materials related to operations, promotional campaigns, and photographs. This includes digitized brew sheets and recipes, digital images of people and operations, press releases, promotional materials, labels, posters, newspaper clippings, and festival ephemera. Also of note is a documentary film about Deschutes obtaining and brewing with fresh hops.

The brew sheets, newsclippings, photographs, labels, and promotional materials were provided to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2018 for digitization. The original items were retained by Deschutes.

Physical and electronic records are available for use in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room.

Tiah Edmunson-Morton and Anna Dvorak conducted oral histories to commemorate the 30th anniversary; those are part of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection and are listed on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives oral histories guide.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 by Gary Fish in downtown Bend, Oregon. it was named after the Deschutes River, which runs through town. In 1993, Deschutes expanded beyond the original pub to a larger brewery and tasting room on SW Simpson Street in Bend. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

Gary Fish hired Frank Appleton, a brewing consultant from Canada, in 1987 to help design the brewing component of the facility on Bond Street in Bend. Appleton designed the equipment, worked to install it, and formulated the first three beers (Cascade Golden Ale, Bachelor Bitter, Black Butte Porter) and Deschutes first brewer, John Harris, adjusted the recipe. The company has produced a range of beers including Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA, Obsidian Stout, Red Chair NWPA, Jubelale, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Hop Trip, The Dissident, Mirror Mirror, and The Abyss.

Deschutes Brewery has focused on the community, hosting events such as the Sagebrush Classic, which raised money for the Deschutes Children's Foundation, and sustainability, which was recognized from agencies from the Central Oregon Environmental Center to the Environmental Protection Agency.



Author: Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 62.4 MB for 105 files. 3 boxes, including 2 cubic foot box and 23x31 oversize box.

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The collection was donated in 2014 by Angie Anderson-May and Anna Dvorak. The digital files are digital surrogates of original items retained by Deschutes.

Related Materials:

Tiah Edmunson-Morton and Anna Dvorak conducted oral histories to commemorate the 30th anniversary; those are available on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives guide.

The Deschutes Brewery Collection is complemented by several other collections, which are described on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives research guide. More information pertaining to the history of hop growing and brewing in Oregon can be found on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives website.

Preferred Citation: Deschutes Brewery Collection (MSS DeschutesBrewery), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Deschutes Brewery

People, Places, and Topics

Bend (Or.)--Maps.
Brewing.
Brewing industry--Oregon.
Deschutes Brewery
Hops and Brewing
Natural Resources
Portland (Or.)

Forms of Material

Digital images.
Digital photographs.
Ephemera (general object genre)


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Operational Records, 1987-2007
Box-Folder 1.01: Newspaper clippings, 1988-2007
Box-Folder 1.02: FH Steinbart Newsletter, ‚Äč1987-1988
Box-Folder 1.03: Press Releases, 1993-2003
Miscellaneous from 1993, 1995-2003 releases for Jubelale.
Digital Folder 1: Brewing Logs, 1989-1990
Handwritten recipes from 1988 and 1989 for Obsidian Stout, Cascade Golden, Bachelor Bitter, Wychick Weizen, Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond, Deschutes Octoberfest, Jubelale, and Bond Street Brown. Brewing summaries for 1989 and 1990.
Digital Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1987-1988
Series 2: Glasses and Mugs, 1986-1992
Box-Folder 2.01: Oregon Brewers Festival, 1988-1992
OBF Portland: 1988, 1989, 1992.
Box-Folder 2.02: Miscellaneous Festival Glasses, 1986-1988
1986 2nd International Beer Tasting Festival: Sophisticated Suds, Portland. 1987 International Beer Tasting Festival, Portland. 1988 4th International Beer Tasting Festival: A Salute to the Heads of State, Portland. Undated Great Northwest Microbrewery Invitational.
Box-Folder 2.03: Great American Beer Festival Glasses, 1990-1992
Series 3: Posters, 1986-2012
Box-Folder 3.01: Event Posters, 1986-2012
Posters include: Sagebrush Classic (1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011); Deschutes Brewery Jubelale poster (2004, 2007, 2009, 2012); undated Deschutes Brewery Paulina Pils vinyl poster; metal sign with names Jeff Billingsley, Jason Randles, Caroline Baker, Molly Izo; 1986 2nd International Beer Tasting Festival: Sophisticated Suds, Portland; 1988 4th International Beer Tasting Festival: A Salute to the Heads of State, Portland (signed event poster); 1989 Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland (1989, 1992, 1994, 2012); 2008 14th Spring Beer & Wine Fest and Tour de Cheese.
Series 4: Photographs, 1987-1998
7 print photographs and 57 digital photographs.
Box-Folder 1.04: Photographs, undated
7 photographs of 6-pack containers and delivery trucks.
Digital Folder 3: Photographs, 1987-1988
Photographs include the brewhouse delivery, construction, and pub facilities, as well as pictures of Gary and Mary Fish, John Harris, Frank Appleton, Michael Jackson, Mark Vickery, and Christina Frazier.
Digital Folder 4: Photographs, 1992
Photographs include the original bottling line from Coca Cola, Gary Fish with fermentation tanks, and brewery construction.
Digital Folder 5: Photographs, 1993
Photographs include people in the pub, the bottling line, the first Jubelale bottling with Sue Page, and installation of the Huppmann Brewhouse.
Digital Folder 6: Photographs, 1994
Photographs include a holiday staff party and Gary Fish at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, Great American Beer Festival, and with Tim Gossack.
Digital Folder 7: Photographs, 1995
Photograph of 1995 Highway clean-up project.
Digital Folder 8: Photographs, 1996
Photographs include Jon Bier, JD Platt, the Fish Family, the brewery expansion and new tanks, the pub, a company picnic, and Black Butte Porter on the bottling line.
Digital Folder 9: Photographs, 1997
Photographs include Mark Vickery at the pub and Jubelale packaging.
Digital Folder 10: Photographs, 1998
Photographs include Black Butte Porter packaging and Gary Fish with an award.
Series 5: Labels and Promotional Materials, circa 1988-2007
Box-Folder 1.05: Labels and Promotional Materials, circa 1995-2007
Postcard, Widmer merchandise catalog, 2001 Sagebrush Classic Feast cookbook, sketch of pub, labels, patch, Deschutes Brewery calendars of events 2006-2007, Paulina Pils labels, 2 Hop Trip DVDs.
Digital Folder 11: Coloring pages, circa 1995
Digital Folder 12: Labels, circa 1988
Labels for Bachelor Bitter, Black Butte, and Cascade Golden.

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