Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Of the 12(!) fresh hop beers that Deschutes Brewery will be brewing this year, only two are making it to bottles: Hop Trip, which has of course been their go-to fresh hop ale since (at least) 2005, and a new one: Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA. This is replacing last year’s Fresh Hop Mirror Pond though it’s using the same original Cascades hop strain that the Mirror Pond used. From the tip sheet: Born in … Continue reading →

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV: their anniversary ale, an Imperial Porter brewed with dates, figs, chocolate nibs, and 25% aged in bourbon barrels. At 11% alcohol by volume, it is essentially a doubled-up version of regular Black Butte Porter with all those fun additions, and this bottle is the one Deschutes sent me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve also already sampled the XXIV, and wrote a small amount about it (during a vertical with … Continue reading →