Red Chair NWPA

For those of you that missed the news, Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) is the new seasonal beer from Deschutes Brewery that is replacing Buzzsaw Brown and Cinder Cone Red. (Cinder Cone Red, in fact, is now in its last bottling, and only available in Oregon and Washington.) It’s … Continue reading

Received: Deschutes Hop Henge

The 2010 iteration of Deschutes Brewery‘s Hop Henge Experimental IPA arrived today: The label looks the same as last year, and I checked for the presence of “Batch #” text on the site. (There was none.) I actually still have some bottles of 2009 Hop Henge in my stash; might … Continue reading

Received: Red Chair NWPA, Cinder Cone Red

Christmas Eve day I was home from work early and UPS delivered a last-minute Christmas present from Deschutes Brewery: Three bottles of the new Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) and three bottles of the final release of Cinder Cone Red. Red Chair is of course based on the Red … Continue reading

The Abyss 2009

Even though I received a bottle of The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery two months ago, I held off on opening it because I knew it would be too green. But since the official release was last week, I figured it was time to crack the bottle and jot down some … Continue reading

Received: Abyss shirt and brewery goblet

As part of the much-anticipated launch of The Abyss (which is officially today, the 3rd), Deschutes Brewery had sent to me an “official” Release Party invitation, and sweetened the deal with a Brewery goblet and the new Abyss long-sleeved T-shirt. Check it out: That’s a sharp shirt.

The Abyss Release Party: November 3rd

Deschutes Brewery is kicking off their Abyss Release Parties at their Bend and Portland Pubs on Tuesday, November 3rd. But that’s not all! On their Facebook fan page, they are announcing more here in Bend: The wait is almost over. The Abyss 2009 release party at the Bend pub will … Continue reading

Jubelale, a month+ on

I’ve been drinking more of Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale since reviewing the early showing last month, and I can confidently say it’s better now than it was then. Then, I wrote: Taste: A bit hot and green, no getting around that—but spicy and dark like a pumpernickel bread. Solid bittering in … Continue reading

Hop Trip (2009)

The season of the fresh hop beers is upon us, and it’s going to be an interesting one, I think. Deschutes Brewery as usual is brewing up a bunch—many of which will be on tap for their Fresh Hop Beer Tasting event later in October—though Hop Trip is their big … Continue reading

2010 is the last year of Deschutes Cinder Cone Red

The latest media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery was emailed to me today and in it is this eye-opening information (emphasis mine): January 2010: Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Cinder Cone Red. Note: this will be the final batch of Cinder Cone Red and will only be available in the … Continue reading

Received from Deschutes Brewery

UPS arrived today with a box from Deschutes Brewery. Since I’d just received Jubelale less than a month ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I suppose it’s obvious in retrospect. Yes, it’s fresh hop season and Deschutes just brewed Hop Trip some three weeks ago; this is possibly … Continue reading