Today is the release celebration for the first of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Reserve Series beers, Mirror Mirror, which is taking place at both Pubs all day long. (Event pages here and here.) As a precursor to today’s celebrations, Deschutes hosted a media event last night at their “secret” barrel warehouse, pouring up samples of Mirror Mirror and two other beers along with homemade crackers, while brewer Ryan Schmiege and owner Gary Fish talked about the beer … Continue reading →
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Three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s newest year-round addition arrived yesterday: Fresh Squeezed IPA. This is arriving on the shelves and on draft year-round starting this month—the first of the brewery’s Bond Street series of beers to do so. This is one tasty beer and a worthy addition to the lineup.
I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, containing two 22-ounce bottles each of MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, IPA, BlackWatch Cream Porter, and Royal Anne Cherry Stout. I’m looking forward to drinking all of … Continue reading →
For today’s Advent beer we highlight one of my personal favorites: Deschutes Brewery‘s Jubelele. Jubelale is a malty English-style Winter Warmer that was first brewed the year the brewery was founded, in 1988, and was also the first beer ever bottled by Deschutes (that same year). The beer itself is a classic example of the style, 6.7% abv, for which the brewery says: A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. … Continue reading →
Yes, even though it’s still the final month of 2013, I received a bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Hop Henge Experimental IPA: This year’s “monument to hops” is 9.3% abv and 99 IBUs, and brewed with Chinook hops and two as-yet-unnamed experimental hop varieties. I’ll have more to note when I drink it.