Just before going out of town last week (on a vacation/anniversary trip to Las Vegas, a post about which will be appearing soon), I received a bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s anniversary beer, Black Butte XXV. This is their Imperial Black Butte Porter, their special anniversary brew since XX, and this year’s version is “tart”—that is, aged on black currants (and brewed with dates, figs, and chocolate). I had a taste of it at Deschutes’ party … Continue reading →
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This past Saturday, Deschutes Brewery celebrated their 25 years of brewing beer with a big party in downtown Bend’s Drake Park. They did a great job too, with a big venue offering up live music all day long, food vendors, kids activities, and of course beer! There was even a “secret” 1/6-barrel keg of Black Butte XXV, this year’s anniversary Imperial Porter that they were pouring tastings from midway through the event. Overall it was … Continue reading →
This arrived for me yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, their summertime Bond Street Series beer that’s hitting the shelves (and the taps) now. Having already had this on tap at their Pub, I know this is a good beer—at 6.4% abv not too heavy for an IPA and it is, as the name would imply, super juicy and lusciously citrusy. Looking forward to drinking the bottled version.
Last night was Deschutes Brewery‘s Firkin-A cask beer event, and they did a really nice job of putting it on and inviting other brewers to come and pour their casked offerings—including 10 Barrel Brewing, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, and Brewers Union Local 180. (Worthy Brewing was originally going to be there too, but blew out the bung on their cask the night before, so had nothing to bring unfortunately.) The event took over the … Continue reading →
This upcoming Tuesday, the 11th, Deschutes Brewery here in Bend is holding the next in their quarterly Co-Op event series (“free cooperative events designed to educate the community on beer and food with a donation opportunity for local non-profit organizations”), and this one has me excited: Firkin-A: Traditional Ales. Brewers from Worthy Brewing Company, McMenamins, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Brewers Union Local 180, & Deschutes Brewery will feature cask beer and share tasters of their product … Continue reading →