During the last week and a half before Christmas, Deschutes Brewery sent over a couple of packages which seemed a little bit like getting Christmas presents. In the first one:
The 2011 edition of Hop Henge Experimental (nee Imperial) IPA. This year’s formulation is 9% ABV, and has been tweaked yet again to push the hops edge. It will be generally available starting in January.
The second package:
Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale), the winter/spring seasonal that replaced Cinder Cone Red and is derived from their Red Chair IPA. It’s 6.2% ABV.