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Deschutes Abyss 2015 Release Parties Today

deschutes-abyss2015It’s finally that time of year again friends – Deschutes The Abyss is back for 2015 today! Debuting at both pub locations in Bend and Portland, this will be the first taste of the brewery’s legendary imperial stout for fans in Oregon.

Release party details:

Bend Public House:
>Fireside chats with brewer Jake Harper 5pm-7pm
>Veritcal Tasting Flights – 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
>Paired Culinary Specials prepared by Chef Brian Kerr
>Complimentary Tasting Bar & Snacks
>22oz Reserve Series Wax-Dipped Bottles (6 bottle limit)
>New 2015 Swag

Portland Public House:
>*Specialty Brunch Menu highlighting The Abyss 2015 starting at 9AM!*
>Vertical Tasting Flights – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
>New swag for the 2015 vintage
>22oz bottle sales, with specialty gift boxes available (6 bottle limit)
>Reserve Series gift packages

Commercial description:

This imperial stout is accented with blackstrap molasses, vanilla beans, cherry bark, and brewer’s licorice straight from Italy. The heart and soul of our Reserve Series, The Abyss is partially aged for six months in barrels that once housed Bourbon, Oregon Oak, and Pinot Noir. It is as profound, infinite, and unfathomable as its name suggests. 12.6% ABV

Deschutes Brewery is located at 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland and 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend, OR.



Deschutes Jubel 2015 Release Celebration Feb. 6

Deschutes Jubel 2015 Just couldn’t wait for another Jubel release? Neither could Deschutes – the “once-a-decade-ale” is returning this Winter season, as Jubel 2015 will launch at the Bend and Portland locations on Friday, February 6 when doors open at 11am.

This limited release is a blended imperial winter ale, with 50% aged in Pinot Noir and new Oregon Oak barrels for 12 months, weighing in at 10.4% ABV.

The day’s festivities include special food pairings, samples and swag giveaways. Snifters of Jubel 2015 will be served all day and 22oz bottles will also be available for takeaway (Price and limit TBA). Distribution will follow shortly afterward, so keep your eyes glued to store shelves if you live within their Reserve Series footprint.

Commercial description:

Affectionately referred to as “Super Jubel”, Jubel 2015 is an imperial take on our festive winter ale. Notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates and figs are complemented by spicy and herbal hop aromas. Originally planned as a once-a-decade-ale; we just couldn’t wait another five years. 10.4% ABV

Deschutes Brewery is located at 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland and 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend, OR.

Deschutes Black Butte XXVI Debuts June 27

Deschutes Black Butte XXVIDeschutes Brewery has been in the game for 26 years – think about that for a second. Commemorating the occasion will be the next installment in their Birthday Reserve series, Black Butte XXVI, slated to debut at the Bend and Portland locations on Friday, June 27.

This imperial porter gets a fun little tweak each year, with XXVI featuring pomegranate molasses, cocoa nibs and cranberries. 50% of the batch is aged in oak bourbon barrels, giving the beer that luscious warming flavor you’re searching for.

The details:

  • 22oz bottles and draft will be available
  • Limits and pricing TBA
  • Limited distribution throughout the brewery’s footprint in late June/July

Commercial description:

Our 26th anniversary Imperial Porter was aged in bourbon barrels and dry spiced with Theo’s cocoa nibs, revealing hints of vanilla and chocolate. Pomegranate molasses and cranberries complement the robust flavor with a hint of fruit and just enough tart to make you smile. 10.2% ABV

Deschutes Brewery’s pubs are located at 1044 NW Bond St in Bend, OR and 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland, OR.