Deschutes Brewery pub expansion

The other day Deschutes Brewery hinted on Twitter about big plans for 2011, and yesterday the press release hit the wires: they’re planning on expanding their downtown Bend pub into the empty lot next door. (This lot has been vacant for several years now.) Plans include a two-story layout with … Continue reading

Received: Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA

During the last week and a half before Christmas, Deschutes Brewery sent over a couple of packages which seemed a little bit like getting Christmas presents. In the first one: The 2011 edition of Hop Henge Experimental (nee Imperial) IPA. This year’s formulation is 9% ABV, and has been tweaked … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 24: Deschutes Jubelale

It’s Christmas Eve and the final day of the Advent Beer Calendar! Today’s selection is Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale, their annual Winter Warmer that is rich, malty, and spicy. In true holiday ale tradition, each year they tweak the recipe a bit and offer up a unique label commissioned by an … Continue reading

Received: The Abyss 2010

Forgot to mention this the other day (been busy with the Advent Beer Calendar!): I received a bottle of this year’s The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery. I had stopped in to the release party last week and had a glass of it on nitro (pretty amazing) and picked up a … Continue reading

The Dissident v2.0

Deschutes Brewery is about to unleash The Dissident, their Flanders Oud Bruin-style wild ale, with an official release party this Friday the 19th (both in Bend and Portland). This year’s version is 10% alcohol by volume (the original was billed at 9%) and it should be interesting to compare side-by-side … Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Week: Deschutes Pompion

I’ve been eagerly awaiting for Deschutes Brewery to put their first ever pumpkin ale on tap, and today was the day! I was able to get down there just after work to enjoy an inaugural pint, and take a few notes for a review. They’re serving Pompion (the old word … Continue reading

Hop Trip (2010)

Ah, the first Hop Trip of the season; I enjoyed Deschutes Brewery‘s annual fresh hop beer this evening—one that’s been brewed every year since 2005—and every year it’s the seasonal variations that keep this (style of) beer interesting and help highlight just what an agricultural product beer actually is. Last … Continue reading

Received: Hop Trip

Hop Trip, Deschutes Brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, is out, and I received a bottle today: These fresh hop beers are best enjoyed fresh, so I’ll be writing about this one pretty soon.

Jubelale (2010)

This week is the official Deschutes Brewery release of their annual Winter Warmer, Jubelale (the release party at the Portland Pub was yesterday, and the Bend Pub is hold their release party today at 5:30), so to coincide with that I opened up one of the bottles they had sent … Continue reading

Hop Press: Deschutes Brewery VIP Tour and Media Event

Last week I was invited to a special VIP tour and media event over at Deschutes Brewery, and I wrote about it for my weekend Hop Press article. It was pretty cool, and there are a number of interesting tidbits I learned. Green Lakes Organic Ale: The Brewery loves this … Continue reading