Deschutes Brewery Announces Return of Jubel
When: Available in February 2010
What: Reserve Series (22-ounce bottles and draft) This “Super Jubel” was discovered by accident two decades ago when a clumsy burglar didn’t realize the weight of his stolen keg of Jubelale. He dropped it outside to freeze in the season’s sub-zero temperatures – only to be discovered the next morning by Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery owner.
More than half the liquid in the keg had frozen and the remaining beer was a very cold, highly concentrated “Jubelale on steroids.” It was so good that the brewers set about recreating it, coming up with an annual “Super Jubel” that is aged in oak barrels. Jubel 2010 is a multi-dimensional brew with a bigger, fuller take on the flavors found in Jubelale.
A limited amount has been available on tap every year, 2010 will be only the second time that the brewery has bottled up this brew for sale. The first time it was available by bottle was a special millennium edition in 2000.
Where: Available in all 14 states where Deschutes is sold
Beer Geek Information:
* 11% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
* 55 International Bittering Units(IBUs)