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

The Little Woody, Bend, Oregon

Saturday, the 12th, I attended Bend’s first barrel-aged beer festival, The Little Woody (announcement, beer list). It was held downtown, in the lawn and parking lot of the Deschutes Historical Museum, which turned out to be a decent location—I was there early and by the time I left (3pm), it … Continue reading

Jubelale (2009) – early

What can I say? This year’s version of Jubelale that I received was staring at me from the fridge, and while I did contemplate letting it go untouched for at least a month, ultimately I had to try at least one bottle. You all knew I would. Yes, it did … Continue reading

The Session #31: Summer Beers

The first Friday of September is upon us already, and it’s time for another round of The Session! Beer bloggers are writing today on a common topic, which was provided to us by BetterBeerBlog: Summer Beers. With the summer coming to a close, what was your favorite beer of the … Continue reading