Jubelale Then And Now

The very first Deschutes Brewery Jubelale. (FoystonFoto)
The very first Deschutes Brewery Jubelale when it was bottled in 750 mL bottles. (FoystonFoto)

Big day: this is the start of an occasional Oregon beer history post in which I’ll sift through the eleventy-thousand beer fotos I’ve taken over 25 years and see if I can remember enough to write a cogent caption — that’s why I said “occasional” for the first installment, I dug out a picture from John Harris of the very first bottle of Deschutes Jubelale — as far as I know, it’s still in his cellar and unopened. Jubel soon became — and remains — a much loved Northwest holiday season tradition, both for the fine strong ale in the bottles and for its new label each year. Each is based on original art from Northwest artists and this year’s edition features art from marbling artist and painter Karen Ruane

The 2016 edition of Deschutes Brewery Jubelale with artwork from Karen Ruane. Here is additional information about this year’s artwork.