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.)

One Response to Advent Beer Calendar: Day 2: Deschutes Jubelale

  1. Ghost Dog says:

    I like this one as well. Tasty, and took the sting off the loss to the Colts.