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Deschutes Brewery’s Twilight Ale Brings Summertime Magic

Popular Summer Seasonal back on shelves and on tap

The long, warm evenings in Central Oregon once again herald the return of Twilight Ale, Deschutes Brewery’s award-winning summer seasonal. For those whose idea of summer fun is matching the hatch, honing one’s short game, or flying down single-track on the edge of sanity, Twilight Ale will make hanging out next to the Weber and reflecting on these pursuits that much more enjoyable.

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 Cascade, Amarillo and Tettnang hops.

Brewer John Abraham said, “The malts of Twilight Ale are at once offset and complemented by citrus and floral aromas that come from the whole flower hops. The overall result is a crisp, effervescent, highly drinkable ale. I consider it the perfect hot weather quencher.”

Twilight Ale was named for that magical time of day when shadows are long, laughter comes easily, and one wishes the moment could last forever. One more cast, one more putt, one more leg of the trail, just one more Twilight Ale.

Twilight Ale hits shelves Memorial Day weekend and will be available across the western U.S. from May until September on draft and in 6- and 12-pack bottles.

Beer Geek Information:
5.0% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
35 International Bittering Units (IBUs)

Beer-Food Pairing:
The brewery team recommends pairing Twilight with picnic classics such as barbecued ribs, and salads with lemon and dill.

Best Setting for Consumption:
Your most comfortable lawn chair after any outrageous pursuit, from a strenuous ride to a long-overdue lawn-mowing effort.

About Deschutes Brewery
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River. It also brews an impressive collection of award-winning craft beers. Starting as a local brew pub in downtown Bend in 1998, Deschutes Brewery now sells beer across the western U.S. and recently opened a second public house in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery’s craft beers range from local favorites Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter adventurous brews like Hop Trip and The Abyss. For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its award-winning craft beers, please visit