Tag Archives: Deschutes Brewery

Received: Deschutes fresh hop beers

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.

Received: Deschutes Jubelale (2013)

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 →

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Have you had Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA yet? I’ve had it on tap a number of times already but since Deschutes also sent me a bottle I scratched down some notes to relate here. Of course it occurred to me after I wrote my Session post last Friday that this review would have been the perfect accompaniment to it, since Fresh Squeezed fits all the points I talked about for one of the reasons … Continue reading →

Received: Black Butte XXV

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 →

Deschutes’ party in the park

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 →