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:
Deschutes Brewery’s Third Annual Chocolate Beer Dinner was an event I won’t soon be forgetting. The five course meal, created by Chefs Katrina Spatrisano, Matt Neltner and Jeff Latino, was thoughtfully prepared and presented to the diner like an edible masterpiece. Equal thanks must go to Brewers Paul Arney and Jimmy Seifrit, as the beer pairing with each course was innovative, balanced, and unlike anything I had ever tasted.
“Deschutes Brewery has used whole leaf hops (and have invested heavily behind them) from day one because we believe they yield a better beer with better flavor. It is interesting to note that, when we believe we can get better flavor we have, and do, use some pellets and even extract.
Here at Deschutes Brewery, we love beer. No matter the color, flavor, alcohol content, or origin, we are willing to give it a try. This attitude, this willingness to step outside the box and try things others aren’t interested in, has created brews that are original in their styles and flavor, such as The Abyss, READ MORE »
I attended a beer dinner the other night. It has taken me a few days to digest (pun intended) exactly what happened. This was a fundraiser for Morrison Children and Family Services in Portland. A description of their services follows.
Flowing lazily through Bend thanks to a small dam, the otherwise wild and turbulent Deschutes River pools up to form the serene Mirror Pond. Sitting at the heart of downtown Bend, this beautifully reflective pond provides locals and visitors with the perfect summer stroll amid the massive Ponderosas along the bank. Kayaks and river floaters share the pond with the swans and ducks, and footpaths wind along the shoreline. Warm summer nights bring thousands along the shore to enjoy concerts every week.