Deschutes Releasing Black Butte XXVII 6/27, Hopzeit, Sagefight, Armory XPA (v2) & More

imageToday we get some beer release updates from Deschutes:

Black Butte XXVIII

When: June 27

What: Reserve Series (22-ounce, wax-dipped bottles and draft)

Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with an imperial, barrel-aged version of our flagship Black Butte Porter. Our brewers love to experiment and they always add some fun new ingredients to this beer to celebrate. In the past, you may have found chilies, cranberries, pomegranate molasses, dates, figs and other such treats. This year, our brewers tell us that they’ve added goodies like peated malt, cocoa, vanilla and sweet orange peel…all aged in bourbon and scotch barrels.

Where: Limited quantities available most places Deschutes is sold

The Stats:  11.5 % ABV  |  51 IBUs

Launch Parties: Join us all day Monday, June 27th as we celebrate 28 years of beer at both of our pubs. We will have Black Butte XXVIII on draft and available in bottles, tasting station, family-friendly activities for the kiddos, giveaways and lots of fun to be had!

  • Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House, 1044 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR; 11am – close
  • Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR; 11am - close

Hopzeit Autumn IPA

When: August-October

What: Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)

We’re adding a fall seasonal to our lineup this year, sliding in between Hop Slice and Jubelale, with a modern ale inspired by the classic flavors of a Märzenbier, whose only adherence to tradition is to our own passion for experimentation. We’ve combined the latest hop varietals from Germany with classic malts to create an herbal and balanced Autumn IPA unlike anything before it, perfect for sharing with friends as you celebrate Oktoberfest here in the new country. Hopzeit is only here for a few festive weeks, so get a taste before the party’s over.

Where: Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats: 7% ABV  | 60  IBUs

Sagefight Imperial IPA

When:  September

What: Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Seven years in the making, Sagefight Imperial IPA began as a part of our pub rotation series before finally earning its shot at the title. Inspired by the high desert landscape we call home, this heavyweight IPA brewed with sage and juniper berries hits the sweet spot, pitting hops against botanicals in a true battle royale. It’s a great way for us to share a taste of our home with you, and for you to share a couple rounds with those in your corner.

Where: Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats: 8% ABV | 75 IBUs

Armory XPA (v2)

When: 2nd experiment (#07270) – September; (1st experiment on shelves now)

What:  Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Eight years ago our Portland pub joined the Deschutes tradition of brewing exploration and experimentation, debuting Armory XPA and introducing craft drinkers to the previously unknown Citra hop in the process. Earlier this year, this exceptional brew made its way into six packs with its inaugural bottled edition made from Nugget, Northern Brewer, Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. In the fall, this citrusy second-generation XPA takes the tradition a step further, headlining experimental hop #07270 and inviting our customers everywhere to share in this bright and refreshing beers’ judgment day.

Where: Everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats: 5.9% ABV  |  55 IBUs

Hop Trip: A Fresh Hop Pale Ale

When: October

What: Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

For more than a decade now, our brewers have been making the “trip” to hand-select hops from the farm in order to pick, bag, load and dump the fresh harvest into the kettle to create Hop Trip. The quick jaunt across the mountains in Oregon means that Crystal hops from Sodbuster Farms go from harvest to brew in just a few short hours. The result? Fans get to start their own journey with each bottle of this pale ale and its bright citrus punch to the nose. Bon Voyage!

Where: Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats: 5.8% ABV  | 38 IBUs

Chasin’ Freshies: A Fresh Hop IPA

When:  October

What: Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Fans get to chase down Chasin’ Freshies in six-packs for the first time this fall! Not sure what “freshies” are? We’ll tell you! In our hometown of Bend, Oregon, winter means that we start seeking fresh, untouched powder (freshies!) on the slopes of our local ski hill, Mt. Bachelor. This pursuit of perfection is reflected as Deschutes Brewery chases down Centennial hops for this year’s vintage of Chasin’ Freshies: A Fresh Hop IPA. Each year, the beer features a different fresh hop from our rich, Pacific Northwest hop-growing country, and is a nod to the snow and hop enthusiasts we’ve entertained for the last 28 years at our original public house in downtown Bend.

Where: Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats: 7.2 % ABV | 65 IBUs

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