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Deschutes: New Collab and Brew Pub Series, plus Kaiju! tasting

09/02/2017

G'day, 
Exciting new stuff in from Deschutes Brewery from Bend, Oregon AND to celebrate having Kaiju! back in store our resident rep Sam will be hosting a counter tasting on FRIDAY 17TH FEB 5 - 7PM (YAY!)

 


Deschutes (pronounced DEH-shoots) was founded in 1988 by Gary Fish and has become one of the largest and most successful breweries in the US (to the point where they're opening a new brewery in Virginia). Well known for their porters, IPAs and eperimental/collab brews, these new releases shouldn't be missed.

Deschutes Brew Pub Series Rum Wowzenbock
12% 650ml

The base recipe came from another Great American Beer Festival award winning Portland Pub brew called Wowzenbock. In this Strong Dark Ale, presence of Willamette hops are subtle against Vienna and Munich malts and Wheat. Aged in Spanish Rum barrels for 16 months gives this beer flavors and aromas of toasted caramel, sweet rum spice, tropical fruit, light coconut and banana esters and finishes with light oak tannins.
96 points on Rate Beer

Deschutes Brew Pub Series Pilsner Pie
5.8% 650ml

Pilsner aged with key lime in pinot casks for 4 months. Part of our small batch, Pub Reserve series.

Deschutes Brew Pub Series Smoked Gose
5.7% 650ml

If you are in the mood for something wildly unique and interesting, this sour, smoked Gose is for you. We used oak and beechwood smoked malts, along with a fair amount of wheat malt, Hallertau hops and hickory smoked salt. Not many beers out there combine flavors of puckering sour, smoke and salt.

Deschutes / Hair of the Dog Collage No.2
14.3% 650ml

We’ve teamed up with Hair of the Dog Brewing Company to bring you another artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy. This encore collaboration delivers layers of vanilla, caramel and molasses with roasted accents and complex malt character. This second version magically blends The Abyss (100% aged in Pinot barrels) and The Stoic (100% aged in Pinot barrels) with Hair of the Dog’s Fred (aged in American oak and rye whiskey barrels) and Doggie Claws (100% aged in cognac barrels).
100 points on Rate Beer

Deschutes Black Butte XVVIII
11.5% 650ml

Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with an imperial, barrel-aged version of our flagship Black Butte Porter. Our brewers love to experiment and they always add some fun new ingredients to this beer like chilies, cranberries, figs and other such treats. This year, to celebrate 28 years of brewing, they’ve added the interesting mix of ingredients above for another multi-layered flavor experience.
100 points on Rate Beer

Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager
5.5% 355ml

We’ve always believed the best way to respect tradition is to brew the unexpected. So when we set out to create a sessionable lager befitting of the Pacific Northwest, our sense of exploration led us to this dry-hopped wonder befitting of everyday adventure. Citrusy Tettnang Mandarina hops combine with the crisp, bright character of a traditional lager to deliver a beer that is truly refreshing, and undoubtedly worth sharing.

                     

Cheers,
Claire

Claire