Received: Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA

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:

Deschutes Hop Henge, 2011 edition

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:

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA, 2011 edition

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.