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Received: Deschutes Jubelale

It’s seems a bit early for Christmas, but Deschutes Brewery sent me something anyway: three bottles of the 2009 edition Jubelale, their Winter Warmer. And, what might be an exclusive: first pictures(?) of this year’s label, which I haven’t seen anywhere yet.

I knew the beer was being brewed, but I had no idea it was in the bottle yet—and it’s still August, no less! So I’m a little torn. Should I drink one now, or wait until it ages and matures a bit?

Here’s a closeup of this year’s label, which was painted by local Central Oregon artist Tracy Leagjeld:

I really like it, the purple especially. (Full press release to follow.)