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Deschutes Brewery Week: Variety is the spice of life

One of the things that impresses me about Deschutes Brewery is the sheer number of varieties of beer they offer—not just the specials, but for the standard lineup as well. There’s a beer for almost any mood or occasion.

Want a light lawnmower beer? Cascade Ale. American Amber? Green Lakes Organic Ale. Organic ale? Natch. Darker beer? Black Butte Porter or Obsidian Stout. Fresh Hop? Yup. You see where I’m going here.

Between the regulars, the seasonals, and the various special offerings, they’ve got a wide spectrum of beer styles covered. And for styles they don’t otherwise offer, there’s always their tap-only pub exclusives; for instance, last weekend I had a pint of "Harv’s Wild Plum Stout"—a Belgian-esque stout brewed and conditioned with plums grown on one of their employee’s trees. (It was good.)

Even for all that, there are naturally some styles or beers I’d like to see make an appearance. Such as:

What would be on your Deschutes wishlist?