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Saturday, 21 January 2017 19:42

January 20, 2017 Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes PacificWonderland Picmonkey

Pacific Wonderland

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: lager

Alcohol: 5.5%

IBUs: 40

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year-round

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 15:08

December 30, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes RedChair Picmonkey

Red Chair

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: IPA

Alcohol: 6.2%

IBUs: 60

Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal—January through April

Friday, 23 September 2016 19:19

September 23, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Robs Red Blend Non Vintage web Picmonkey

 

2014 Rob’s Red Blend

 

Barnard Griffin

Washington State

Alcohol: 13.6%

Suggested Retail: $14

Friday, 19 August 2016 21:08

August 19, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Hopzeit bottle and glass Picmonkey

Hopzeit Autumn IPA

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: IPA

Alcohol: 7%

IBUs: 60

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal in fall (August-October) nationwide

Monday, 30 May 2016 18:42

Pushing the Envelope

Pinot Suave 22oz Picmonkey

By Dan Clarke

May 30, 2016 -I really wanted to like this beer. I tried, but failed.

Pinot Suave is a new product from Deschutes Brewery. Almost all their beers have been popular with staff and guest reviewers for our publications over the years.

This one is billed as a Belgian-style ale “aged in Pinot Noir barrels that were filled with Pinot grape must.” The prospect certainly sounded intriguing. I love good Pinot Noir, whether from Burgundy, California, Oregon or even other parts of the world. Pinot Suave is from the Deschutes Brewery’s Reserve Series. Even the label has a sophisticated, understated appearance.

Friday, 06 May 2016 13:26

May 6, 2016 Beer, Pick of the Week

BigRig bottle Picmonkey

Big Rig

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: Brewery calls it “A classic pub ale”

Alcohol: 6 %

IBUs: 46

Serving style: 22-ounce bottles

Availability: National dist. year-round

Monday, 02 May 2016 10:56

Beers and a Ballgame

Time Traveler Strawberry Shandy Picmonkey

 

By Dan Clarke

May 2, 2016 - A couple of beers needed analysis. But the Giants game was to be televised on Saturday afternoon. Fortunately I can multi-task in cases like this.

Both beers were somewhat unusual and brewed with the summer drinker in mind. One of them was from Deschutes, a reliable producer in Bend, Oregon. The other was from The Traveler Beer Co., a subsidiary of Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams, et al) located in Burlington, Vermont.

Sunday, 17 April 2016 01:15

April 15, 2015 Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Armory Picmonkey

Armory XPA

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: Experimental pale ale

Alcohol: 5.9%

IBUs: 55

Serving style: 12-ounce bottes

Availability: Year-around in the West and much of the U.S.

Friday, 25 March 2016 12:41

March 25, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

The Abyss 2015 Picmonkey

The Abyss, 2015 Reserve

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: Imperial stout

Alcohol: 12.2%

IBUs: 86

Serving style: 22-ounce bottle

Availability: Released every year in November or December. Brewery says it will age well if laid away for some time (We’ve not had that much discipline or foresight).

Saturday, 20 February 2016 10:54

February 19, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes FreshSqueezed Picmonkey

Fresh Squeezed

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: IPA

Alcohol: 6.4%

IBUs: 60

Serving Style: 12-oz bottles and kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Year around throughout the West and in much of the rest of U.S.

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