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Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:53

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Hop Slice Picmonkey

Hop Slice Summer Ale

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: light ale

Alcohol: 5%

IBUs: 35

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal-May to August

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:24

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Swivelhead Picmonkey

Swivelhead Red

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: India style red ale

Alcohol: 6.5%

IBUs: 70

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles, kegs

Availability: Spring through August of 2017 in nationwide markets

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.

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