Deschutes is a craft brewery in Bend, Oregon. It started its operation in 1988 under the management of Gary Fish. It started out as a small brewpub that has a goal to serve the community. What started out as 300 barrels of beer per year became a production of nearly 4,000 barrels of beer. In an effort to meet the growing demands for Deschutes beers, the brewery expanded to 16,000 square foot facility. Deschutes Brewery is now considered the fifth largest craft brewery in the United States. Deschutes is known for using in-house yeast strain that is similar to Wyeast labs.