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Deschutes River Ale: Deschutes Brewery's Newest Year-Round Brew Comes out Next Spring

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Jason, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    October 22, 2012 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery honors its namesake Central Oregon river with a brand-new, year-round beer dubbed Deschutes River Ale. The new brew, which underwent several experimental batches at the brewery’s pubs over the past few months, will hit shelves in the spring of 2013. The beer will be released in six-packs and draft to craft beer fans across the western United States and Canada.

    “This is a very approachable beer. We’ve been looking forward to releasing it for a long time,” said Brian Faivre, brewmaster for Deschutes. “With a drinkability that compares to session ales – which continue to grow in popularity – Deschutes River Ale definitely puts our own twist on this style.”

    Deschutes Brewery took its company name from the Deschutes River which winds through the brewery’s hometown of Bend, Oregon. The name, “Riviere des Chutes,” originated with French trappers who were early settlers in the region. The brewery has long supported the river with programs such as the newly released Deschutes River Recordings, an indie music project which donates money to a local conservancy organization dedicated to protecting the health of the river.

    Deschutes River Ale underlines the importance of the river to the culture and inspiration that has fed Deschutes beers for nearly a quarter century. It is a well-balanced and refreshing ale, full of Cascade and Crystal hop character, malt poise and a large helping of craft passion. (ABV: 3.9%; IBUs: 28)

    About Deschutes Brewery
    Located on the banks of the Deschutes River in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That’s why we started off back in 1988, selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to buck convention, especially if it makes someone nervous. For us, however, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of “Bravely Done!” For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, visit www.deschutesbrewery.com.

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  2. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I can't wait to try this. Will make for a great summer beer
  3. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Advocate (680) Arizona Oct 30, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Always looking to try some great session ales. I will definitely get this one when it comes out.
  4. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have you guys even been to LaPine National Park by Bend in the spring? My gosh. I need to go back and only bring Deschutes beer this time. Its amazing how atmosphere can make you enjoy a certain beer that much more.
  5. Good news.
  6. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,065) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Looking forward to this one.
  7. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (535) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    I wanna see it in cans.
  8. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,065) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    So far little action in the review section, anyone try this yet?
  9. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Looking for it but no luck yet.
  10. Just having this now, located it in Portland. It's sort of a weak blonde ale. Meh, not bad but you could make something like this for 10 cents a bottle.
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  11. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,065) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Not being a fan of blondes, that is not what I was hoping to hear.
  12. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Savant (285) California Feb 13, 2011

    Keeping in mind that it's a session beer meant to have mass appeal, it's quite good. I think it will be very successful within it's niche, and will probably be a great gateway beer for a lot of people.

    I have been working my way through a 6 pack this week. If you get it, I recommend letting it warm just a little - but not too much.
  13. Break for Blondes back up for Redheads !!!