Buckle Your Tastebuds Folks, as You Enter The Abyss

The Abyss 2009, 2010 & 2011

The enduring quality of Deschutes Brewery’s Reserve Series is no more apparent than with the 6th release of The Abyss. This imperial stout is the heart and soul of the Reserve Series. It built the house and raised the wax-topped roof. Then brought the house down. The Abyss is the wheelhouse and the lighthouse. It epitomizes great accomplishments. Its success is the bar to measure all other adventures.

Congratulations to Brian & Cam - Our Two New Brewmasters

Deschutes Brewery's two new brewmasters

Congratulations are in order for Brian Faivre (left) and Cam O’Connor (right) who have just been promoted from assistant brewmaster to brewmaster! Brian and Cam have been instrumental in creating many of the new beers that have been brought to our fans over the last few years and were chosen for their abilities to both innovate and lead. For the full press release click here. Cheers guys!

GABF Medal Winners

Brewers & Charlie Papazian accepting GABF Medal
Photo taken by Celebrator Beer News

We are very excited to announce that we came home this weekend from the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, with some new hardware! Above, Larry, Alicia, Jake and Ryan pose with Charlie Papazian as they accept one of three awards.

Let the Festivities Begin... Jubelale Is Here

Jubelale Artists
Artists Cara and Louie with their mitten knitting friend Christa

Mike's Angle

Extended Summer

We had a slow start to the summer in Bend this year, but I believe I’ve figured out a way to extend it for a couple more months (those of you who live in Phoenix may not want to hear this). It’s a calendar thing. In our little microclimate of Bend we have summer during the 7th and 8th months of the year (July and August). Here we define “summer” as a period of time where the chances of your plants freezing are generally below 50%. Summer’s a funny word isn’t it? Say it a few times out loud: summer, summer, summer.

Introducing The Stoic, Our Belgian-Style Quad

Deschutes Brewery’s newest enterprise, The Stoic, a Belgian-style Quadruple, has finally arrived! Its five year odyssey from experimental beer to coveted Reserve Series eminence is complete. The finest Belgian brewing philosophies have inspired this contribution to the American Quadruple scene, mingling the four virtues of compelling ingredients, nuanced flavor, sound body, and a composed harmony. The Stoic requires discovery of the truth of the matter.

Brewers Collaborate to Create White IPA

A Convergence of Groundbreaking Genius

Rarely do two rivers converge in nature without some degree of turbulence. Fortunately, for everyone with taste buds, two esteemed brewmasters have pioneered a never-before-seen style with practiced composure and sure vision. Conflux No.

Swirling... Sniffing... But No Swishing Allowed

I sat down recently with Amanda Benson, Deschutes Brewery’s Sensei of Sensory Satisfaction (thank you Geof Hasegawa, Mastermind of Keg Movement). We talked about all things tasting. I had no idea how much fun the ritual of tasting could be. I also had no idea how much there is to talk about (I thought we were tasting!). Swirling. Sniffing. But no swishing allowed. I learned that beer tastings with friends are the perfect setting to determine who spends too much time at the movies eating buttered popcorn and who ate wet cardboard as a nutritional supplement in first grade.

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