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Deschutes Brewery to Establish East Coast Facility in Roanoke

March 23, 2016

Deschutes Brewery, the nation’s fifth-largest craft brewer, has announced it will establish its East Coast brewing, distribution, and hospitality center in the City of Roanoke.  The Bend, Oregon based brewer is set to initially invest $85 million and create 108 jobs on 49 acres located within the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology.

“Roanoke is honored to be chosen as Deschutes Brewery’s East Coast location after a very thorough review of several communities in the Southeast,” said Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill.  “It is a company with a strong culture of community engagement, recognized for its craftsmanship and will be a perfect fit for Roanoke’s Vibrant outdoor lifestyle.  We are thrilled to welcome Deschutes to Virginia’s Blue Ridge as we continue to build a more diverse, resilient economy.”

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