Stay Calm & Float On: Sediment In Craft Beer

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About once a week, we speak with a beer fan who is concerned about the "floaties," flakes, or sediment they've found in their craft beer. "Is it bad?" "Will this make me sick?" and "this looks gross" are a few of the comments we read or hear.

In recent news, we've heard that craft beer fans want a beer to fuss over. Not only do you want a beer that is delicious, but you are interested in high quality ingredients, a wonderful aroma, and a beer with a beautiful look and color. As you pour your beer into the perfect glass, you see white flakes that you weren't expecting and some not so positive thoughts come to mind unless you've done some previous research about the subject.

Feeling Gassy? CO2 vs Nitrogen in Beer

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Let's talk gas. Beer has it...and it shows up visually in the form of bubbles.

When you order a pint at your local watering hole, it will most likely be served using CO2 or carbon dioxide. During fermentation, yeast in the tank/vessel eat sugars from the liquid (called wort or sweet barley tea) and naturally there are two bi-products from this process...alcohol and CO2. Before the beer goes from the fermentation vessels to a brite tank (where the beer settles before bottling), or directly to racking for kegging, it is often force carbonated to give the beer fizz, flavors and aromas.

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Beer, brews, Brews, co2, co2, Craft Beer, gases, nitro, nitro

Foeder (FOOD-er) For Thought!

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A foeder (pronounced FOOD-er) is really a large wooden vat used to age wine, but recently, many breweries like New Belgium Brewing, Epic Brewing Company, Crooked Stave and more have got a hold of them to age their sour beers and large amounts of it.

Here at Deschutes, our off-site barrel warehouse has been growing, and with over 3,000 barrels, it seemed natural to add some foeders into the mix. We've been collecting a few here and there but most recently, we had the opportunity to obtain this little 25 bbl french oak foeder made by Sequin Morreau and we're the only brewery in the WORLD to have this particular one.

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Beer, brews, Craft Beer, events, foeder, foeder

A Match Made in Malt, Hops and Cookie Dough!

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Each and every year, Girl Scouts come to the brewery to get us signed up to help out their troops, and to receive some delicious bite-size morsels we all know as...Girl Scout Cookies! Then the idea came to mind: what if we paired these said cookies with our delicious beers? This could be a match made in malt, hops and cookie dough.

Storage Wars: How To Age Your Reserve Series Beer

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Are you excited or what? You just found that Reserve Series beer you've been looking for and after purchasing this high ABV (alcohol by volume) 22 ounce bottle, you get home, look at the label, and notice that it says: "Best After" January 2016. You think to yourself: "WHAT?!?, I have to wait a year before I am able to drink this beer?" Then the internal conversation begins inside your own head, "Should I drink this now, or add it to my cellar?"

Spit or Swallow: Differences Between Tasting Beer & Wine

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If you're reading this, it is either due to the suggestive title, or maybe you just really want to know the differences between tasting beer and still wine (wine without bubbles). As the saying goes, "it takes a lot of beer to make great wine." This is because after tasting high abv (alcohol by volume) wine all day, winemakers sometimes just want to drink a beer. The same may be said for brewers too. After making beer after beer, and tasting a sample from every batch, it may be nice to sit at the home at the end of the day and slowly sip on a glass of wine. Whether you prefer beer, wine or both, you may often wonder to yourself... "I know it's ok to swirl, sip and spit wine to taste it, but is that how to taste beer too?" Well, we did a bit of "research" and came up with some answers for you!

Tap Takeover and Food Infusion

Beer and Food meet in perfect harmony!
Tue, Apr 28
5 pm - 8 pm
Sturges Speakeasy
400 Forster St
Harrisburg , PA
(717) 412-0931
Beer and Food pairing have come a long way, and this is no exception!

Please join Deschutes as we team up with Sturgess Speakeasy for a pairing that is sure to make your taste buds dance. Limited and rare beers plus a food menu with Deschutes infused items!

We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Cheers!

Tap Takeover

A World of Craft Beer, waiting to be explored...
Thu, Apr 23
6 pm - 9 pm
5th Street Growlers
215 SW 5th St
Corvallis , OR
(541) 753-0088
Come join us as Deschutes does a Tap Takeover with Corvallis's best campus Growler spot, 5th Street Growlers!

We are sending Kris with some great Deschutes Brewery swag to give out to the thirstiest fans out there! What beers will be there you ask??? You are just going to have to come see AND taste for yourself!

Come on down to 5th St Growlers on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00pm for the tap takeover.

See you there...cheers!

Deschutes Tasting

Ar Fisher's Liquor Barn!
Thu, Apr 23
6 pm - 8 pm
Fishers Liquor Barn
2438 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 242-0999
Join Kelly G with Deschutes Brewery as we sample out some Damn Tasty Beers!

We have some of mainline favorites for you including, Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA and Chainbreaker White IPA!

Meet us down at Fisher's Liquor Barn for an evening of Deschutes best brews!

Community Pint Night- Portland Pub

Drink for a good cause!
Tue, Apr 28
11 am - 11 pm
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR
Come down to the pub and drink for a good cause! For every pint you purchase on Tuesdays in April at our Portland Pub, we'll donate a $1 to Meals on Wheels People. If you'd rather drink your beer at home, get your growler filled in the Tasting Room and they'll donate $2 to Meals on Wheels People.
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