Continuing in the trend of getting packages of beer while being out of town, Deschutes Brewery sent along this year’s Jubelale: One of my favorite winter beers (though showing up in September, I know), and this year’s label is really cool: to celebrate Jubelale’s 25th year, Bend artist Kaycee Anseth created it by using scraps of Jubelale labels from past years. Sort of a label mosaic, and some of the most unique artwork method employed … Continue reading →
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Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV: their anniversary ale, an Imperial Porter brewed with dates, figs, chocolate nibs, and 25% aged in bourbon barrels. At 11% alcohol by volume, it is essentially a doubled-up version of regular Black Butte Porter with all those fun additions, and this bottle is the one Deschutes sent me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve also already sampled the XXIV, and wrote a small amount about it (during a vertical with … Continue reading →
This came today: Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV anniversary ale, an imperial porter brewed with chocolate, dates, and figs. Which I have sampled and written a bit about here. It’s a good beer, and I’m looking forward to opening up this bottle.
Today was Deschutes Brewery’s big release of this year’s anniversary ale, Black Butte XXIV—with bottles for sale all day, a special menu, and samples starting at 5—we swung down to try the new beer in a kind of “pregame” for the OBF tomorrow. I didn’t pick up any bottles (yet) but got the next best thing: a vertical sampler flight of Black Buttes! For $20 the sampler tray came out with: Black Butte Porter (original … Continue reading →
Last night we got down to Deschutes Brewery‘s 24th anniversary party at the Bend Pub for a little over an hour, and I snapped a few pictures, visited with some of the Deschutes folks, drank some beer, and ran into some friends. It was fun, they had a packed crowd for their back alley BBQ and live music. Not much more to report than that—it was a party! And I snapped a handful of pictures … Continue reading →