Deschutes Brewery has announced a few new beer releases for late winter and early spring along with the announcement of a few upcoming events that will take place through the end of summer.
First off Deschutes Brewery will release a few new and returning beers over the next few months with Swivelhead Red, Cultivateur, Hop Slice Summer Ale, and Passionfruit IPA. Here are descriptions and details on the four upcoming beer releases.
This India Style Red Ale has a signature Deschutes Brewery twist: herbal hop character from European varietals (added in American quantities), along with a light melon accent from Australian hops. While the label alone on this beer is enough to turn heads, cracking open the bottle is when the real magic happens with a distinct hop aroma and smooth caramel maltiness.
6.5% ABV | 70 IBUs March-August Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft) Everywhere Deschutes is sold
A new Reserve Series release that’s straight from the farmhouse, our brewers have dubbed Cultivateur a “Provision Saison.” A new take on a barrel-aged classic, this brew is a blend of old and new saisons, aged in oak with brettanomyces and is the first beer to graduate from our small batch experimental Pub Reserve series. Cultivateur offers a crisp, rustic flavor profile that flaunts the rich history of saison with a modern twist.
7.5 % ABV | 22 IBUs March Reserve Series (22-ounce wax-dipped bottles and draft) In limited quantities wherever Deschutes is sold
Hop Slice Summer Ale
Hop Slice Summer Ale is a fresh way to welcome back sunny, longer days. This beer invites fans to “grab a slice of summer” with floral hop notes and crisp lemon refreshment. This year, Hop Slice is brewed with Lemondrop Hops, giving it floral and citrus hop notes to complement a smooth malt character.
5% ABV | 35 IBUs April-August Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft) Everywhere Deschutes is sold
This delectable easy-drinker boasts a fruity and tropical aroma, intensified by the addition of actual passionfruit to the beer. Deschutes Brewery’s only fruited production beer, Passionfruit IPA is part of our Bond Street series – which means it started in our pubs as a grand experiment and eventually made its way into draft after our pub patrons gave it a giant thumbs up. The passionfruit, along with a quartet of hops – Cascade, Azacca, Galaxy and Vic’s Secret – gives the beer a tart, clean finish.
6.8% ABV | 65 IBUs May-August Bond Street Series (Draft Only) Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold
Deschutes Brewery’s traveling beer keg, Woody, is back out on the road over the coming months. The big keg will be in the following cities through the end of May.
3/10-3/12 – Sugar Bowl Resort, Norden, CA – Silver Belt Series
3/18 – San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Brew Fest
4/22 – La Crosse, WI – Between the Bluffs Beer, Cheese, & Wine Festival
5/5-5/6 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Microfest
5/18-5/21 – Santa Fe, NM – Outside Magazine Bike and Brew Festival
5/27 – San Luis Obispo, CA – California Festival of Beers
The 2017 edition of the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Tour returns this summer. Over the past two years the Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub has raised nearly $850,000 for charity. This roaming festival raises money for nonprofit organizations while pouring Deschutes beer along with providing food and music. Though the dates are not finalized the Street Pub Tour will visit Cincinnati, OH, Roanoke, VA, Milwaukee, WI, Portland, OR, and Sacramento, CA. For more information go to http://www.DeschutesBrewery.com/StreetPub.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.