Family and employee owned since 1988, Deschutes Brewery has been a cornerstone of the flourishing craft beer scene located in Bend, OR. Known for its generous use of whole hops in its defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA, the brewery also keeps fans on the edge of their bar stools with the release of small batch experimental beers each season. Deschutes Brewery returns this Autumn with five astounding offerings.
Fall Beer Lineup
Hopzeit Autumn IPA
Available: Through October
Move over pumpkin beers, here’s a fall seasonal that is inspired by the classic flavors of a Märzenbier. This modern ale’s only adherence to tradition is to our brewers’ own passion for experimentation. Deschutes Brewery has 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.
The Stats: 7% ABV | 60 IBUs
Hop Trip: A Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Available: Through October
For more than a decade now, Deschutes 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 Goschie 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!
The Stats: 5.8% ABV | 38 IBUs
Available: October (Limited Offering)
This gem is now an annual endeavor by the Deschutes Brewery brewers. This Oud Bruin, a Flanders-style sour brown ale, brings us its heavenly aroma and flavor a little earlier than usual this year. First introduced back in 2008, The Dissident is brewed using Brettanomyces and local cherries to give it its characteristic sour taste. Fermented in isolation (partly in pinot and cabernet barrels), it is best enjoyed in company – if you feel like sharing that is.
The Stats: 11% ABV | 19 IBUs
Chasin’ Freshies: A Fresh Hop IPA
This fall, get ready to chase some freshies before ski season even starts. Not sure what “freshies” are? We’ll tell you! In Deschutes hometown of Bend, Oregon, winter means that they start seeking fresh, untouched powder (freshies!) on the slopes of the local ski hill, Mt. Bachelor. This pursuit of perfection is reflected as Deschutes Brewery chases down experimental hop HBC 431 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 entertained for the last 29 years at the original public house in downtown Bend.
The Stats: 7.2 % ABV | 65 IBU
Sagefight Imperial IPA
Seven years in the making, Sagefight Imperial IPA began as a part of the 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 Deschutes to share a taste of home with you, and for you to share a couple rounds with those in your corner.
The Stats: 8% ABV | 75 IBUs
For more info on other fall offerings from different breweries check out Ten Fall Beers to Try as the Seasons Change.