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Deschutes Brewery Celebrates 32 Years of Jubelale

Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale was first brewed in 1988. The brewery’s original seasonal was inspired by traditional English style ales with strong malt character and notes of rich spice, toffee and cocoa.


“Jubelale season is my favorite time of year in Bend,” said Brewmaster Brian Faivre, “I love this beer and the brewing tradition behind it.” Although the Jubelale recipe has remained the same over 32 years, changes to equipment and raw materials (depending on Mother Nature) affect the flavor profile each year. Deschutes uses its skilled Sensory Panel and brewing expertise to match the flavor of Jubelale from year to year.

The first beer ever packaged at Deschutes, Founder Gary Fish and a dedicated group of ten employees bottled Jubelale by hand out of the taps into 750 ml bottles at the Bend Public House that first year. The original Jubelale artwork incorporated a timely wreath into the iconic Deschutes mountain and river oval adorning the label, but for the last 25 years, the brewery has commissioned a new local artist each year to create an original work of art to highlight this festive winter ale.


This year’s packaging was created by local Bend, Oregon artist Mark Rada. Mark pulls inspiration from the outdoors, the energy in the Bend community, and his passion for snowboarding and fly fishing. According to Mark, his artwork, “humbly recreates what nature does best.” Mark is Deschutes’ featured artist at the Bend Pub in December and will be at the Bend Public House signing posters on December 6th.

Jubelale is currently shipping to distributors and will be available in all markets where Deschutes is sold in 12-ounce, six and twelve pack bottles and on draft by mid-October.

Stats: 6.7% ABV | 65 IBUs

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