Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House: On Tap
Deschutes Brewery is very proud of the outstanding quality and taste you will find in each one of the beers listed. Take a look at our diverse selection and come on down to our pub to try a few of our favorites.
On Tap Special
Inventions, concoctions and experiments by our brewmasters. Try them out before they're gone!
Session Diesel ISA, Saison De Jose, Rackin' Robin Irish Red Ale, Hop Henge, Claymore's Kiss, Gluten Free Beer, Lionheart Belgian IPA, Currant Event, Bourbon Sacrifice, The Abyss (Nitro only)
Hop Henge Experimental IPA is our annual exercise in IBU escalation. An outrageous amount of Centennial and Cascade hops are added to each barrel, with a heavy dry-hop presence as well. It is dense and muscular, with a blend of crystal, pale and carastan malts creating an overall biscuity characteristic. It’s all hop, no apologies.
Malt: Pale, Munich
Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Millennium, Chinook, and 2 different experimental varieties
A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire and family.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Extra Special, Carapils, Roasted Barley
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Willamette, Styrian, Tettnang, East Kent Goldings
For the 2013 label Avlis Leumas created a piece that's balanced with opposites, combining a serene and quiet landscape where there is movement and activity everywhere. At the time Leumas created the piece, there was an owl living along the Deschutes River in Bend, who had become a bit of a local celebrity. Leumas wanted to tell the story of the owl by loading the artwork with landmarks, while weaving in history and metaphor. He wanted people to look at the label and get lost in the story, just like they get lost in the complex flavors of Jubelale each season.
And if you need to brush up on your Jubelale trivia, here's a document (pdf) that covers the complete history of this Festive Winter Ale.
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.
As for the great "drink it now or let it age" debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure a year on.
Watch this film to learn about the history, ingredients, and motivation behind The Abyss.