21 years of Jubelale

Jubelale 2008Tomorrow evening, the 23rd, Deschutes Brewery is having a launch party for the 2008 Jubelale release, at both their downtown Bend and Portland pubs. At the Bend pub, three variations of Jubel will be on tap: regular, cask conditioned, and nito. Plus, there’s a special menu planned for the evening (it’s a restaurant too, after all).

But what intrigues me the most is the fact that Jubelale is 21 years old this year… and, according to the website, it was the first beer ever bottled by the brewery. Wouldn’t it be cool to do a vertical tasting?

Anyway. Here in Bend, the artist who painted this year’s label, Pam Jersey Bird, will be at the pub during the launch party signing posters; I don’t know if they’re for sale or for how much, but I would assume they are.

The toast is at 5pm, and I imagine the festivities will go on for the rest of the evening.