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Class of ’88 Barleywine Style Ale (North Coast/Rogue/Deschutes)

I love the idea behind these “Class of ’88” beers. A bunch of breweries who were all founded in 1988 have gotten together to created a commemorative recipe. They then go to their respective brewery and brew said recipe. The result being the beer I’m here to review.

Class of 88 Barleywine labelCLASS OF ’88 BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE is a collaboration between North Coast, Rogue, and Deschutes. This particular version was brewed at North Coast and has an even 10% ABV.

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Black Butte Porter (Deschutes Brewing)

It’s odd to think of how many times over the years I’ve had Black Butte Porter and yet I’ve never written a review for it. I’ve reviewed the Black Butte XXIII, but never the o.g. version. The time has come to remedy this problem.

Black Butte Porter logoBLACK BUTTE POTER is an American Porter from Deschutes Brewing. It is available year-round and has a 5.2% ABV with 30 IBUs. Continue reading

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Twilight Summer Ale (Deschutes Brewery)

Summer is usually a wasteland for me when it comes to new beers. I’m not the world’s biggest Hefeweizen/Wheat Ale fan (there are some good ones out there) and I can only drink so many Blonde Ales before I get bored, so summer time leads me to scrounge the store shelves for something to satiate my thirst for new beer. Thankfully I found a summer beer from one of my favorite breweries that I had some how overlooked up to this point.

TWILIGHT SUMMER ALE is an American Blonde Ale with a meek 35 IBUs and an easy drinking 5% ABV.

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The Stoic (Deschutes Brewery)

I picked up this bottle when I made the trip to Oregon last October, so I’ll admit I was a little peeved when I realized that you could easily get this beer here in LA. Doh! Anyway, once I cracked open this bottle I knew it was worth the time/money/wait.

THE STOIC is a Belgian Quadrupel with 20 IBUs and a reserved 11% ABV.

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Inversion IPA (Deschutes Brewery)

Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, Oregon is one of my favorite craft breweries. Their product is good, they have a strong visual identity, and they’re not afraid to take chances with what they brew. This is why I’m always willing to try a new beer with the Deschutes logo on it. That being said, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try their INVERSION IPA, but I finally have.

Inversion IPA is an American India Pale Ale. This year-round brew has 80 IBUs and a 6.8% ABV.  Continue reading

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Black Butte XXIII (Deschutes Brewing)

After having ordered a Stone Sublimely Self Righteous to go with my buffalo burger (which was splendid), I wanted something a little more rich for my after dinner beer. I scanned the beer menu and saw that they had Deschutes Brewery’s BLACK BUTTE XXIII on tap. I’m a big fan of the regular Black Butte and have wanted to try the “special edition” for a while now. Finally I had my chance.

Black Butte XXIII is an American Porter with an 11% ABV and 55 IBUs.

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Conflux No. 2 (Deschutes Brewery & Boulevard Brewing)

When I took a trip to Oregon last October I made sure to stop at the Deschutes brewpub in Bend for some dinner and drinks. While there I picked up a bottle of their collaboration with Boulevard Brewing: CONFLUX NO. 2. Ever since then it’s sat on the shelf in my “beer cellar” just waiting for me to consume it. Now that I have, I really wish I would have grabbed more bottles of this one-off brew.

Conflux No. 2 is a Belgian IPA made in collaboration between Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and Missouri’s Boulevard Brewing (bottled 11/10/11). It has 49 IBUs and 7.3% ABV.

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