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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 The Dissident Release Celebration Dec. 12

Deschutes-The-DissidentThe 4th vintage of Deschutes The Dissident is finally ready, unveiling at the brewery’s Bend and Portland brewpubs on Friday, December 12 at 11am. This barrel-aged sour brown ale with local cherries takes 2 years to produce, so don’t sleep unless you plan on waiting until 2016.

The details:

  • Limit 3 bottles per person, per day
  • 2010, 2012 and 2014 vintages will be on tap

Commercial descriptions:

The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind. 11.4% 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.

Deschutes Not the Stoic Coming Soon

Deschutes Not the StoicBack in 2011, Deschutes Brewery released The Stoic, a Belgian-style Quad partially aged in oak barrels. Fast forward to Spring 2014 and one of Oregon’s top breweries is back with Not the Stoic, an “entirely new rendition” of the beer we saw hit their Reserve Series 3 years ago. This Belgian-style Quad was brewed with pomegranate molasses and aged in a combo of 15% Pinot Noir wine barrels and 19% rye whiskey barrels, finishing at 12% ABV.

Look for Not the Stoic to hit shelves and bars in 22oz waxed bottles and kegs beginning in late April and early May. Check out the Deschutes website to see where you can find their beers in your area.

Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine Returns Mar. 6

Deschutes-Mirror-MirrorThe latest installment in the Deschutes Reserve Series is almost ready for launch, with Mirror Mirror set to hit distribution in limited quantities beginning on Thursday, March 6. It’s been 5 years since the last release of this barrel-aged barleywine in 2009, which drew negative feedback following infection issues also found prevalent in that year’s vintage of The Abyss.

Mirror Mirror is a barleywine comprised of 50% aged in wine barrels and 50% fresh ale, weighing in at 11% ABV.

Deschutes Class of ’88 Belgian-Style Ale Hits Distro Dec. 12

Deschutes-Class-of-88-BelgianDeschutes Brewery is all set to wrap up their collaboration series this month with the third and final installment, Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale. Throughout 2013, the brewery has joined forces with others also celebrating their 25th anniversaries, including Rogue, North Coast and Great Lakes.

Similar to the Class of ’88 Barleywine and Imperial Smoked Porter, the Belgian Style Ale is another high gravity beer at 10.1% ABV, although this one spent some time resting in Muscat oak barrels. Look for this in limited 22oz bottles and draft beginning on December 12.

Commercial description:

Enjoy this barrel-aged tribute to the Class of ’88! In this third and final creation of our collaborations with other breweries celebrating 25 years in the business, we’ve partnered with Goose Island Beer Company to bring you a complex Belgian-Style Ale with Reisling Juice from Michigan, Pinot Noir Grapes from Oregon and 100% barrel-aging in Muscat oak barrels. On the nose is a sweet oak characteristic and on the tongue; a dry and slightly tart flavor with an oak boldness from 10 years of Muscat wine that aged in the barrels.