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 →
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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.
After a lengthy study of this year’s onslaught of fresh hops beers (I’ve kept track of over two dozen) I have to conclude that generally this year’s hop crops were milder and less fruity-fragrant than in past years, tending towards earthier aromas. It’s not a bad thing, rather just an observation on the nature of agricultural products and how they can change every year; by and large we’ve been trained not to think in terms … Continue reading →
These came for me from Deschutes Brewery the other day: Hop Trip and Chasin’ Freshies, the two bottled fresh hop offerings they have each year. (There are a ton more fresh hop beers that are pub-only, of course!) I’ll post some writeups on these, to see how they’ve changed this year with this year’s hop crops.
At the end of last week (amidst my server troubles) Deschutes Brewery sent out a PR package of this year’s Jubelele, three 12-ounce bottles: Notably, in previous years I would receive Jubelale in mid- to late-August, so mid-September is a nice change though it still seems too early for a Winter Warmer. That being said, Jubelale is one my absolute favorite seasonal beers to I’m quite sure I’ll be opening a bottle before we’re too … Continue reading →