ReviewsDeschutes Brewery Week: Cascade Ale

Deschutes’ Cascade Ale is one of their year-round beers that I don’t drink very often. Not because it’s not good—it certainly is—rather, you just don’t see it on tap very often outside of the Brewery, and when I’m buying their bottled beer, I usually go for something darker and heavier. … Continue reading

Theme WeekDeschutes Brewery Week: Garage and bake sale this weekend

This Saturday, November 22nd, is Deschutes Brewery‘s annual Garage Sale—where they sell off discontinued merchandise at great prices. Shirts (tees, sweatshirts, cycle jerseys), glassware (pint glasses, four ounce taster glasses, often cool tulips and other stemware), hats, and probably a few other goodies. This year as an added bonus, there’s … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Brewery Week: Jubelale 2008

Mmmmm, Jubelale… one of my favorites from Deschutes. This is one of the beers I look forward to every year, and the release of Jubelale is the herald of the winter/holiday season. Or at least the herald of seasonal beers… I’ve already written a bit about this year’s Jubel from … Continue reading

Theme WeekDeschutes Brewery Week: Past reviews

I’ve written a lot about Deschutes Brewery over the years—beer and event reviews, speculation, news, and even posted press releases (which I can’t take credit for). I won’t link to everything, but I thought I’d at least point to other reviews I’ve written. Jubelale (2004) Jubelale (2005) Hop Trip (2005) … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Brewery Week: Hop Trip 2008

Deschutes Brewery has been making Hop Trip since 2005, making this year’s the fourth iteration of the fresh hop ale. Which also makes the Brewery one of the old hands in the still-young "fresh hop" category. This year’s version is really good—as I wrote in the Brewery’s Fresh Hop Tasting … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Brewery Week: The Dissident

Much has been written already about Deschutes Brewery’s The Dissident—for instance, here, here, and here—and indeed, there is much to write about. This is easily the boldest beer Deschutes has ever brewed, for a number of reasons: It’s the first beer they brewed with wild Brettanomyces yeast. This is a … Continue reading

Theme WeekDeschutes Brewery Week

This week is Theme Week here at The Brew Site, and all this week I’m going local and devoting the blogging to Central Oregon’s largest microbrewery: Deschutes Brewery. Regular readers know that I write a lot already about Deschutes—and why not? They’re local, they’ve been around since 1988, and they … Continue reading

Theme WeekNext week is Theme Week

Next week (already!) will be Theme Week here at the Brew Site, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m going to devote the week to Central Oregon’s largest microbrewer, Deschutes Brewery. Nor will this be the last time I dedicate a Theme Week to a brewery; I opened … Continue reading

ReviewsRedhook Double Black

I popped open the bottle of Redhook Double Black I received last month with lots of anticipation; this was a beer I’d first (and last) had way back in the 90s and Redhook stopped brewing it after 2000. I’m a big fan of these big bold beers (as you all … Continue reading

ReviewsCoopers Best Extra Stout

Coopers Brewery in Australia produces a number of beers which you occasionally see turn up here in the States—usually along the line of their Sparkling Ale and Dark Ale (both of which I’ve had). Their Best Extra Stout you can find, too, and overall they might be revelatory to someone … Continue reading