This Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery is available May through September and should be available wherever you normally pick up your 22 ouncers.. The bottle has a striking design by Portland artist, Casey Burns - here's his story:
CASEY BURNS is an award-winning illustrator, fine artist, printmaker, graphic designer, art director, product manager, branding strategist, graphic production artist, musician and Eagle Scout based in Portland, Oregon. His instantly recognizable mark can be seen all over the industries of music, advertising, apparel, film, television, food and drink, comedy, greeting cards, toy design, comic books, magazines, newspapers and publications of all kinds. Follow Casey on Facebook.
And here's the story of Hop In The Dark from Deschutes:
Can an IPA be black? Semantics aside, this noir version adds deep roasted malts to alter the hue and slightly smooth the edges. What emerges is something deeper, less orthodox, and all its own.
“We’ve brewed 22 batches of this beer at both our Bend and Portland pubs, experimenting on our customers as we perfected the recipe,” said Brewmaster Larry Sidor. “This beer has subtle coffee undertones born from a blend of oats with dark, Munich and crystal malts. Classic IPA flavors and aromas are due to courageous additions of Cascade, Citra and Centennial hops.”
Take the plunge – a hop, if you will – into this new Cascadian Dark Ale. Many may never even try to swim for shore.