Advent Beer Calendar: Day 2: Deschutes Jubelale

Deschutes Brewery's Jubelale 2005Yes, I already wrote about this back in October, but today’s beer is Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale. Each year Deschutes selects a new artist and theme for the label, and locals always look forward to when this seasonal is released.

Strong, malty, caramel-y, roasty, every year Deschutes hits a home run with this beer. The BeerAdvocate folks agree, with a score of 88 (out of 100) and a 99% approval rating.

If you can find this beer, buy it. Buy a sixpack. And since each year’s label is commissioned from a local artist, keep a bottle (empty or full) around each year to compare the various artwork. (Alternatively, check out this site which has the Jubelale labels going back to 1998.)

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