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What's On Tap
GABF Awards
Beer Commandments
Bravely Done
Hot Ticket
Recipe From the Pub
Beer Dinner
Bandon Dunes
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October 2009 Vol. 21 No. 4
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: What's on Tap, The Beer Commandments, Where to Drink Deschutes in October and much, much more.  Read the highlights below then click on the PDF version for the complete scoop.
Fall Favorites!
JubelaleJubelale. Luscious holiday notes inspire thoughts of snow, friends and family, and this delicious winter warmer. Tracy Leagjeld became part of a long tradition of Jubelale-inspired artists. 
Hop Trip. Celebrate the fall hop harvest! Standing on a platform at the top of a massive hop kiln, Brewmaster Larry Sidor says he has identified the world's best aroma: freshly harvested hops.
Visit one of our pubs to try some of this month's experimental brews.
Bend Pub:  Blackweiss, Fresh Hop Lager & Champils.
Portland Pub: Armory XPA, Belgian-style Quad & Dinkel Weisen.
Results from the 2009 Great American Beer Festival
GABF MedalsYet again, the judges at GABF were kind to us. Here's a list of the hardware we brought back from this year's event.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale: Silver in Classic English Style Pale Category
Black Butte Porter: Bronze in Brown Porter Category
Deschutes Quad: Bronze in Belgian-Style Abbey Ale Category
Rules to Live By: Creating a Doctrine for Beer Lovers 
We all have rules for everyday living.  Even beer rules.  Even if we break them sometimes, they are still our guide.  Here are a few of beer commandments we've come up with, but we need your help filling our scroll.

1. Thou shalt enjoy the beer in thy hand.
2. Thou shalt buy a round if a round was bought for you.
3. Thou shalt not take the last beer without a restocking plan.
4. Thou shalt not vomit in thy neighbor's garbage can.  Especially when it is thy neighbor who provided the beer.
The perfect source for adventurers, explorers and pioneers who embrace taking risks together and celebrating the independent spirit.  Recognizing and celebrating risk takers at: Bravely Done
They'll Be Drinkin' Deschutes in Kona this Year!
Deschutes Brewery is honored to be the official beer of the Ford Ironman World Championship taking place on October 10th.  We would like to raise a glass to these iron-willed triathletes and say, "Bravely Done!" Deschutes Brewery has been daring people to expect more from their beer since 1988.
Jubelale Pot Roast
Halloween Fresh Hop Beer Dinner
Friday, Oct. 30 at the Mountain Room.  7-10 pm
A spooktacular night of frighteningly fresh hopped beers, ghoulishly good food and fun. Costumes are a MUST and prizes will be awarded so come in character! Click here for the menu and beer list.
 $40 / person includes Food, Beer and Gratuity. Please contact Winter at 541.385.8606 for reservations.
Golf, Great Beer & Gourmet Food
Being a friend of Deschutes has its advantages
Join Deschutes Brewery for a special brewer's weekend at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Friday, Oct. 16th through Sunday, Oct. 18th.  The package includes two days of golf, two nights of lodging, a beer reception, and a brewer's dinner featuring beer pairings chosen and presented by Deschutes brewers.  Total price is $495 per person, based on double occupancy (70% discount off regular prices).  Call 1-888-345-6008 for details and reservations.
We always have a long list of fun events scheduled so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing.
Here is a sampling of the events taking place this month that we will be at.
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October 4
Cross Crusade / Portland, OR
October 10
COTA Biketoberfest Trail Clean-Up /  Bend, OR
October 11
Oyster Racing Series / Austin, TX
Woody @ NASCAR / Fontana, CA
October 16-18
Bend's Big Fat Tour / Bend, OR
October 17
Kyle Hollingsworth Meet & Greet / Portland Pub 
October 24
Oyster Racing Series / Nashville, TN
October 31
Run Like Hell Half Marathon & 5k / Bend, OR
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