Friday after work, to kick off the Labor Day weekend, we popped in to the Deschutes Brewery for drinks and dinner before embarking on the downtown Bend Art Walk. Deschutes always has a bunch of seasonals on tap that they don’t advertise on the website, which I was looking forward to trying.
The two I had were Harpsichord Blackberry Lager and Winged Foot Bière de Garde. Both were very good. The Lager was a dark lager with great blackberry notes in the taste and nose, not heavy, refreshing and drinkable. The Bière de Garde was a good version of the style, a little darker in color than I would have expected but no matter.
Other seasonals on tap (from memory) were: Oak Aged IPA (Inversion IPA aged in oak barrels), Oak Aged Pilsner, Glass Butte Imperial Stout, Mirror Mirror (barleywine), Big Rig Bitter, and some others I don’t remember.