Press Release: Deschutes Brewery Releases Popular Summer Seasonal, Twilight Ale

Deschutes Brewery releases its super sessionable summer seasonal, Twilight Ale, this month. This crisp and effervescent ale makes summer barbeques, trailhead gatherings, outdoor concerts and the like even more outstanding. Twilight Ale is perfect to enjoy just as the sun sets during those extended summer evenings.

While staying true to its roots, the Twilight Ale packaging has a slightly different look this year. The evolution includes a larger “window” to display the artistic interpretation of Smith Rock State Park, a world-class rock climbing destination not far from Deschutes Brewery headquarters. Yes, Twilight Ale is releasing a little earlier than usual this year (it usually hits the shelves and taps in May) because Deschutes’ spring seasonal, Red Chair NWPA, sold out in record time.

Twilight Ale is a straw-colored ale with a vigorous hop essence and a subtle, wafer-like body that complements the flavor of this special seasonal brew. It is a unique blend of four hops and malts: Cara-Pils and Carastan malts with the late addition of whole flower Amarillo, Cascade and Tettnang hops.

Deschutes Brewery’s Brewmaster, Larry Sidor, said, “Mother Nature has been good to us by giving us an exceptional harvest of Amarillo hops this year so Twilight should be doubly delicious.”

So start sipping the sunshine a little early this year by drinking some Twilight Ale and make some magic happen with a beer that’s brewed just for the long, lazy days of summer.

Twilight Ale will be available from April until September in 6-packs, 12-packs and on draft.

Beer Geek Information:

5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
35 International Bittering Units (IBUs)

Beer-Food Pairing:

The brewery team recommends pairing Twilight with picnic classics such as barbecued chicken and potato salads.

About Deschutes Brewery
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That’s why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of “Bravely Done!” For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit