Here is a quick rundown of some big Deschutes Brewery releases that are coming down the pipeline this year. Beers included are Fresh Squeezed IPA, Class of ’88 Smoked Porter and Black Buttee XXV. Cheers!
FRESH SQUEEZED IPA
When: May to September
What: Bond Street Series (22-ounce bottles and draft)
Like all of our Bond Street Series, this brew was formerly a pub-exclusive in our Bend and Portland locations. Our visitors loved this experimental brew so much, that we decided to bottle up its fresh-squeezed goodness for all to share. This Citra hop IPA is a “citrus bomb” in every way – flavor, aroma, you name it. Three types of malt, one type of bittering hop and a whole lot of Citra hops create a delicious offering.
Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold
Beer Geek Information: 6.5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) | 60 International Bittering Units (IBUs) Malt: Pale, Crystal 60, Munich Hops: Nugget, Citra, Mosaic
CLASS OF ’88 IMPERIAL SMOKED PORTER
When: Late May
What: Class of ’88 Collaboration Series (22-ounce bottles)
Building upon a history of great porters – Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Edmund Fitzgerald out of Cleveland, OH and our Black Butte Porter – this partnership to create an Imperial Smoked Porter promises to be exceptional. Both beer versions will be available in each respective breweries’ distribution area for a very limited time in 22 ounce bottles.
Where: Very limited availability in Deschutes Brewery’s distribution area
Beer Geek Information: 9.5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) | 50 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
BLACK BUTTE XXV
What: Reserve Series (22-ounce wax-dipped bottles and draft)
It’s our silver anniversary this year, and we’re celebrating 25 years in style. Every year, we make a huge double version of our flagship Black Butte Porter and our brewers tinker with the recipe with some complex ingredients in order to meaningfully commemorate what’s made the brewery great over the last couple decades: experimentation. Black Butte XXV is bourbon barrel aged and has some unique additions to ensure that this anniversary brew stands alone. Like all of our Reserve Series beers, we encourage you to drink one upon its release and put some away for later. Some things just get better with age!
Where: Limited availability in all 20 states where Deschutes is sold
Beer Geek Information: ~11% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) Special Ingredients: Chocolate Nibs, Dates, Figs, Black Currants Barrel Aging: 50% aged for 6 months in Bourbon Oak Barrels