The other day Deschutes Brewery hinted on Twitter about big plans for 2011, and yesterday the press release hit the wires: they’re planning on expanding their downtown Bend pub into the empty lot next door. (This lot has been vacant for several years now.) Plans include a two-story layout with a balcony and additional seating, plus the opportunity to expand their kitchen by offering a bakery and a meat-curing operation. (I haven’t seen any word … Continue reading →
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Original downtown Bend, Oregon, brew pub announces makeover for 2012 Deschutes Brewery today announced that it is expanding its original brew pub in downtown Bend, Oregon. The Deschutes Brewery and Public House has been a gathering place and a destination for local beer fans and visitors to Central Oregon for more than 22 years. Due to customer demand, the brewery’s desire to innovate and to make everything possible on-site, the company decided to move forward … Continue reading →
This came today from Flying Dog Brewery: A bottle of their 20th anniversary Belgian-style IPA, Raging Bitch. (It’s going to be interesting to see what potential search results hits I get with that name. I think it was the last beer Neal Stewart named during his tenure as marketing manager of Flying Dog?) This is a big 8.3% abv beer. I’m definitely interested to see how it is.
During the last week and a half before Christmas, Deschutes Brewery sent over a couple of packages which seemed a little bit like getting Christmas presents. In the first one: The 2011 edition of Hop Henge Experimental (nee Imperial) IPA. This year’s formulation is 9% ABV, and has been tweaked yet again to push the hops edge. It will be generally available starting in January. The second package: Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale), the … Continue reading →
It’s Christmas Eve and the final day of the Advent Beer Calendar! Today’s selection is Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale, their annual Winter Warmer that is rich, malty, and spicy. In true holiday ale tradition, each year they tweak the recipe a bit and offer up a unique label commissioned by an Oregon artist: This year, Oregon artist Natasha Bacca’s unique “creation of light” adorns the label. Bacca says, “This piece illustrates a cold winter night in … Continue reading →