Friday, April 11, 2008

New Deschutes Brews Looking Good

The most recent issue of the Deschutes Brewery newsletter The Bitter Truth reveals to us several new interesting beers already either available in stores or coming very soon. They include:

- Hop Hinge Imperial IPA - part of the Deschutes Bond Street Series and available in 22-ounce bottles over the next few months, this particular beer is an "amplified version of last year’s monument to hops." This new brew reportedly has characteristics similar to a fresh hop beer and includes at least three different hops, including one which is new and not named as of yet.

- Black Butte XX - This monster of a beer, like the long gone Abyss (though I've got a case stockpiled at home myself), will probably come and go quickly. It's being done to celebrate Deschutes' 20th anniversary in June and is part of the Reserve Series. The newsletter notes this original recipe includes ncludes Bellatazza coffee, Theo’s cocoa nibs and Stranahan’s whiskey barrels. We are guessing availability will be June as the beer will be out in 22-ounce hand-waxed bottles and on tap at select locations.

- 20th Anniversary Wit - Coming up after Hop Hinge in the Bond Street series is another 20th anniversary beer. 20th Anniversary Wit is a described "Belgian style wheat beer" brewed with zested Curacao orange peel and some spices. Like Blue Butte XX, it should be available in June in 22-ounce bottles.

And, of course, don't forget the Portland pub for Deschutes is opening May 2nd in the Pearl District.

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