Monthly Archives: November 2008

Deschutes 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. (When I’m not buying up the coveted limited release stuff and seasonals, you know.) Nevertheless, Cascade Ale is one of their staple offerings, a true … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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 a Bake Sale too! Deschutes Brewery’s first ever Bake Sale takes place this Saturday during our Garage Sale in the Mountain Room. Treats from five … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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 the Brewery’s launch party for it; I even have a poster of this year’s label. (Each year, the Brewery commissions a local artist to paint … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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) Poor Richard’s Ale Hop Henge (2006) Mirror Mirror (2006) Inversion IPA Broken Top Bock Jubel 2000 Millenium 18th Anniversary Pilsner Hop Trip (2006) Jubelale (2006) … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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 review, "they’ve had several years now to fine-tune the recipe and I think they’ve really got it dialed in." I’ve reviewed all the previous versions … Continue reading →