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Summer 2009 Vol. 21 No. 3
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: Twilight Ale Returns, Festivals Galore including Sagebrush Classic, Breedlove Music Festival, an Urban Adventure Race and much more!
Sensational Summer Ales & Wild Reserves!
Head toward the light or go darkside.  It's all possible this summer with our lineup of beers! 
For those whose idea of summer fun is matching the hatch, honing one's short game, or flying down single-track on the edge of sanity, Twilight Ale is the perfect partner.
Red Chair IPA.  
Red Chair IPA is a bright copper beauty with a plush body and perfect lacing that typifies Deschutes ales. Hop forward but no cloying, mouth puckering bitterness here. In its place a straight up succulent citrus punch to the nose. 
Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXIBlack Butte XXI.
On June 27th, 2009, Deschutes Brewery reached a milestone. We started 21 years ago with our flagship Black Butte Porter and have returned to the source in celebration.  Building on the success of the 2008 vintage Black Butte XX, the double porter, Black Butte XXI, utilizes Theo's chocolate cocoa nibs from Seattle and 1,000 pounds of Bellatazza's locally roasted coffee.
Look for Woody's lifesize taphandle at events near and far as you travel in search of libations! 
The Bitter Truth logoWoody, the good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, is on the
move again, touring the west coast. A giant wooden beer barrel featuring multiple delicious Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball, he is a natural gathering spot at any event for all thirsty individuals. 

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.
By Amos A. Amarillo 
The weary traveler trudged down the block. His feet felt heavy like concrete. The endless drizzle had chilled all of him, down to his bones. The beginnings of a powerful hunger and an urgent thirst were taking shape in that region of his body where they take shape. "I am thirsty...and where am I gonna eat?" he muttered to himself. It was late. He had lingered too long watching the sun depart behind the mountains. An odd sensation to enjoy a sunset while soaking up the rain.  Read the full "ode" here.
Twilight Ale Souvlaaki 
A great BBQ dish inspired by the Greek preparation of Souvlaaki!
The Way Out West! 
Well, the rodeo just left town. It always reminds me of the striking resemblance between Deschutes Brewery and the American Cowboy. Both are independent, make their own path and always wonder what might be over the next ridge. The cowboys say, "Just 'cause you're following a well-marked trail, don't mean whoever made it knew where they were headed." Click on the pdf or web version links below to read the rest.
A World Class Culinary Event Featuring Top Chefs From Across the Globe
Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush ClassicThis deliciously compelling event features 18 of the world's most celebrated chefs voluntarily convening at the picturesque Broken Top Golf Course in Bend, Oregon.
These celebrity chefs join the Brewery to ply their trade, enjoy camaraderie with peers and support a marvelous cause from locales like Washington D.C., New Orleans, Kansas City, Denver, and even Hawaii, Vietnam and Thailand, along with some of Bend's own local stars.
The 21st annual Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic on July
17th and 18th features outstanding culinary excellence in pursuit of the greatest cause - children and families. Nonprofit
organizations like Deschutes Children's Foundation are the direct beneficiaries.
Have you picked up your feast and golf tournament tickets? Interested in volunteering for this great event? Check out for all of the details.
Now Pouring in B.C. & Houston! 
Houston, TX  As of this month, Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be pouring at pubs and taverns across the city.  Now the furthest east you can buy our beer.
British Columbia  For our neighbors to the North, we will start selling Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale in the greater Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. area starting in July.
We have a long list of fun events scheduled for this summer so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for additional details.

The 2009 Breedlove Festival (Bend)
Thursday, July 30th:
Sugarland will be performing at the Les Schwab
Amphitheatre. Start the weekend off right with us
as we host you in the private Breedlove tent. Dinner
and beverages are included with your ticket.

Friday, July 31st  & Saturday, August 1st: 
The Festival will be jam-packed with performances by:
Ed Gerhard, Grammy award winning artist
Chris Hilman, Former member of The Byrds
Jay Roberts & Bend Lacy, a guitar duo
David Knopfler, Dire Straits founder
California Guitar Trio, Misty River, and more!

To purchase your tickets and for more information
on the bands and the Deschutes - Breedlove Challenge, visit

The Merrell Oyster Racing Series
Denver, CO | Seattle, WA | Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA | Austin, TX | Nashville, TN

Deschutes is proud to be the official beer sponsor of this extraordinary race, billed as the "Ultimate Urban Adventure Race," for its uncanny ability to combine pure athleticism with thought-provoking strategy. Your team will run-bike-paddle-climb  and perform other crazy athletic stuff to race around the city, answering clues and completing tasks. This amped, one-day race will have you doing things and in places you never experienced before! The series visits 6 locations in the US from mid-August to late October.
For more info, visit
Farmers' Feast Beer Dinner
Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room
Friday, August 28th @ 6 p.m.

Join us for a beer dinner that promises a menu full of the freshest ingredients the farms of Central Oregon can provide, paired with Deschutes Brewery's finest beers.  We will feature not only the bounty of Central Oregon's farms and ranches, but we will introduce you to the people behind the plow as well. Please join us for this special occasion as we go from till to table.
$55.00 / person includes Beer and Gratuity.
Please contact Winter at 541.385.8606 for reservations.
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