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Spring 2009 Vol. 21 No. 2 
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: Spring inspired beers, Gary takes on the Beer Tax, follow Woody, the Portland Pub turns one and other fun events coming up!

What's On Tap
Spring has Sprung a New Brew: Red Chair IPA!
Longer days and warmer temperatures inspire new flavors and old favorites.
Here at Deschutes Brewery the first sign of spring is the arrival of our Cinder Cone Red. Named after Cinder Cone Butte at Mount Bachelor, whose red cinders start to peek through the snow as spring begins, this beer began as a special brew only available at the Public House in Bend.
Mirror Mirror - Reserve SeriesMirror Mirror.   Four years after launching the Reserve Series with Mirror Mirror, the much anticipated second release of Mirror Mirror will happen this May.  Look for it at your favorite specialty beer shop. 
Red Chair IPA.  Attention all craft beer enthusiasts who live to discover bold brews and push the sensory envelope. A new member of the Deschutes Bond Street Series is set to debut in May and will be available in 22oz. bottles through September. 

Twilight Ale.  The return of Deschutes Brewery's summer Twilight Aleseasonal, Twilight Ale, can mean only one thing-its time to squeeze the most out of the "never-long-enough summer". This year we decided to release Twilight Ale in time for the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, for all our friends who need more "twilight time".
Where's Woody?
At a beerfest near you!
Woody has braved the snowy winter conditions of Bend to travel southward into more friendly climates until the tundra of the Pacific Northwest thaws in spring. Woody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals (and any misplaced members of your party).

You can follow Woody on his very own web page and on Twitter (@dbwoody).  And be sure to frequent our Photo Gallery for shots of Woody in action.
Gary's Corner
Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics, and Beer Taxes
As our country and state fall further into financial chaos, large gaps are left in state and federal budgets and our elected leaders are challenged for ways to deal with them.  Historically, they have turned to "so-called" Sin Taxes, taxes on tobacco and alcohol.  I won't deal with tobacco here because while alcohol can be abused, when consumed per manufacturers instructions (moderately and responsibly), alcohol causes no harm and there is ample scientific evidence it may actually contribute to a healthy lifestyle. (Duhhh!)  In Oregon, as in some other states, legislators have decided to target the beer industry (not wine or spirits or junk food or Britney Spears, just beer) for a significant increase to the excise tax on beer.  Read Gary's complete blog post by clicking here.
Recipe From the Pub
Cinder Cone and Onion Braised Carbonade
Served over egg noodles.
Mike's Angle
Turning 21 Never Tasted So Good! 
Deschutes Brewery is turning 21. I remember when I turned 21. I was thrilled to be able to legally do all the things I had been doing illegally for years. But there was also a level of suave sophistication that settled over me - a sort of "je ne sais quoi".  Click here to read the rest.
Upcoming Events

We have a long list of fun events scheduled for May & June so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for additional details.

First Anniversary (Portland Pub)
Saturday, May 2nd
The Portland Pub is turning one which seems like a fine reason to throw a party.  So come on by the Portland Pub on Saturday, May 2nd and tip one back with us.

Texas Hold'em Tournament  (Mountain Room)

Wednesday, May 6th
4th Annual.  Starts at 6 pm.  $50 buy in.
All proceeds to be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Sagebrush Sampler   (Portland Pub)
Monday, May 11th | 6 - 10 pm
That's right. We are bringing the taste of Bend's renowned Sagebrush Classic to Portland.
All proceeds benefit Portland families.
Please call 541.385.8606 for reservations.

$100 per person, includes all gratuity.
More details to come at

2nd Annual Chocolate Beer Dinner  (Bend Pub)
Saturday, May 30th | Starts at 6 pm
Our creative team utilizes chocolate in ways that are truly fantastic.
$65 per person, includes beer & gratuity
Contact Winter at 541.385.8606 for info and reservations.

Open House  (Brewing Facility)
Saturday, June 20th
Please join us to celebrate Deschutes Brewery 's 21st Birthday.  Tours, food, live music and of course...BEER!

Barrel-Aged Beer Tasting  (Mountain Room)
Saturday, June 20th
5th Annual, Starts at 7 PM
$40 per person, includes appetizers and beer
Contact Winter at 541.385.8606 for info and reservations.

21st Birthday Celebration  (Bend & Portland Pubs)
Saturday, June 27th
Bigger & Better than ever before.  More details to come.

The Sagebrush Classic
July 17th & 18th
Broken Top Club, Bend, OR
Fundraiser for Deschutes Children's Foundation.
Visit to find out why it's the hottest night of the year.
Roundin' Up the Western Frontier
Now Pouring in Texas, Utah next! 
San Antonio, TX  Deschutes is blazing a trail to the Alamo. As of March 30th, Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be pouring at pubs and taverns across the city.
Utah  We will be filling in the donut hole, otherwise known as Utah, on our distribution map around May 1st.  Discover Deschutes' "heavy beers" at your friendly state-run liquor stores.
Next new market. . .British Columbia!
Deschutes 2.0 
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