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On June 1 Oregon beer will invade Michigan

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Michigan’s craft beer drinkers will have even more types to sample as an Oregon brewer brings some to the Great Lakes State.

brew_233Starting June 1, Oakland and Macomb counties will receive an influx of craft beers from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, thanks to its partnership with Orion Township-based Powers Distributing Co.

“Our fans in Michigan are passionate about their craft beer and we’re looking forward to them being able to get Deschutes in the Detroit area now,” said Stacy Denbow, business development director for the brewery.

Interested parties will be able to find Deshutes at their favorite bars, pubs and restaurants once they have landed in metro-Detroit. Once they have arrived in the counties patrons can look for Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter, the nation’s number one selling craft porter, as well as 2014 World Beer Awards winner, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA with its citra and mosaic hops and seasonal, Twilight Summer Ale.

mirror-pond-label“We’re so pleased to welcome Deschutes Brewery, the country’s 7th largest craft brewery, to Oakland and Macomb counties,” said Jeff Bright, marketing director for Powers Distributing Co. “We’re confident craft beer fans here in Michigan will embrace options like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, a tried and true pale and their award-winning Black Butte Porter, the moment they pour from the taps.”

For those not as interested in getting their beer from the tap, the company will also release six-packs in the region this fall.

This is not the Oregon-based beer brand’s first step into Michigan. In the fall of 2014, local bar in Grand Rapids, East Lansing and Kalamazoo started selling brews from the Pacific distributor.

Michigan marks the fifth state to sell Deschutes Brewery beer. It joins Ohio, Kentucky, central and western Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in distribution.

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