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The Abyss
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November 2009 Vol. 21 No. 5
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: What's on Tap at the Pubs, The Abyss Release, Jubelale Art Tour, Upcoming Beer Dinners & Where to Drink Deschutes in November.
 
THE ABYSS 2009 RELEASE
Abyss Mania Returns

The AbyssTuesday, November 3

Portland Pub @ 2:00 pm
Bend Pub @ 5:30 pm

The deepest, darkest, most mysterious character you've ever seen has just wandered into the room. What do you do? Allow others to reap the rewards of an inevitable and unforgettable one-on-one encounter? Or put your Brave on and watch us watch you ride the valkyrie's wings to Valhalla. The choice is yours. Don't wait....
JUBELALE ART TOUR
Jubelale Artwork Hits the Road

Jubelale Art TourFor over 15 years, Jubelale lovers have enjoyed the art on the outside of the bottle almost as much as the art inside the bottle. A different Pacific NW artist designs a winter inspired label to adorn this festive holiday ale each year. The time has arrived to take all of the Jubelale art on tour! To find out where the tour is stopping near you, go to www.deschutesbrewery.com/blog.
NOVEMBER PUB BREWS
BEND
OLD SAM HAIN. On Nitro.
FRESH HOP LAGER. Brewed with fresh Sterling hops from Goschie's farm. Hop-forward lager.
EXPERIMENTAL HOP BREWS.
1. An American Golden Ale
2. An IPA brewed with brand new hop varieties.
ROOSTER CREAM ALE. Deschutes Brewery's amazing session beer is back.
BLACK CHAIR IPA.

PORTLAND
D. STRAAT DUBBEL.
EXPERIMENTAL HOP IPA.
BLACK IPA NO. 15.
MISS SPELT HEFEWEIZEN.

NOW POURING: Click on Bend or Portland above to see what's is currently "On Tap" at each location.

MIKE'S ANGLE
Fear of the Dark

They say there's nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. The problem is how do you know if it's moved? When I was a child I thought there were monsters lurking in the dark outside my bedroom door. I always slept with a night light. King Arthur slept with a knight light. Even Chuck Norris sleeps with a night light. Not because he's afraid of the dark, but because the dark is afraid of him. Back to the monsters: in retrospect, I imagine they were never really there. And if they were, they had to be pretty wimpy to be held at bay by a night light (though it was a Batman night light). I suppose its human nature to be afraid of the dark, the unknown, the abyss. Maybe that's why we identify with the guy who dropped the quarter and looked for it two blocks away under the streetlight ("because the light's better here"). But if we always search in the well-lighted places, we never find the real treasures. Perhaps Thomas Merton said it best: "What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." Or Franklin D. Roosevelt: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself...and Chuck Norris."
(For Sharon, 1974-2009)
HOT TICKET
Pub WearANNUAL GARAGE SALE!

When: Nov. 21 from 10am - 1pm
Where:  Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR

Get your gear on! Need a stocking stuffer? A clutch birthday gift? Planning ahead for Father's Day? You can't go wrong...
Bethlehem Inn Benefit Beer Dinner
Saturday, Nov. 14 at The Mountain Room

Chefs prepare a five-course gourmet meal, paired perfectly with Deschutes Brewery's award winning beers.

Featured Chefs:
Cliff Eflinger - 900 Wall
Eric Leyden - Kebaba
Chris Erichson - Cork
Katrina Spatrisano - Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room

$80 / person includes Food, Beer and Gratuity. Please contact Winter at 541.312.6946 for reservations. Proceeds benefit the Bethlehem Inn.  Click here for more details.
LIVE FEED
Where to Find Us in November
 
Here is a sampling of the events taking place this month where you will find Deschutes flowing.  
 
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November 1
Cross Crusade Race # 6 / Astoria, OR

November 8
Cross Crusade Race #7 / Portland, OR
November 12-14
DRAFT Magazine's BIG POUR / Scottsdale, AZ
November 14
The Phinney Neighborhood Association Winter Beer Festival / Seattle, WA
Noche de Gourmet Festival / Tempe, AZ
November 15
Cross Crusade Race #8 / Barton, OR
November 20
Jubelale Art Stop @ Port Angeles Winterfest Port Angeles, WA

For a complete listing of events click on the pdf or web version links at the top and bottom of this page.
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