Deschutes’ party in the park

This past Saturday, Deschutes Brewery celebrated their 25 years of brewing beer with a big party in downtown Bend’s Drake Park. They did a great job too, with a big venue offering up live music all day long, food vendors, kids activities, and of course beer! There was even a “secret” 1/6-barrel keg of Black Butte XXV, this year’s anniversary Imperial Porter that they were pouring tastings from midway through the event.

Overall it was great and I had a great time. Incidentally, the XXV, while being described as a “tart” Imperial Porter, was delicious: nothing too sour about it at all, more along the lines of enhancing the chocolate character I would say. One to look forward to when it’s officially released at the Pub this Thursday.

Not much more to say, that a few pictures can’t do better.

Deschutes Brewery 25th anniversary steel pint glass
Deschutes Brewery’s 25th anniversary stainless steel pint “glass”

Deschutes 25th party in the park

Deschutes 25th party in the park

Deschutes 25th prepping for XXV
Prepping for the “secret” tasting of Black Butte XXV
Deschutes 25th Black Butte XXV
Prepping the Black Butte XXV!
Deschutes 25th Black Butte XXV
Black Butte XXV!