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Dec 2009 / Jan 2010
Vol. 22 No. 1
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: Sensational Seasonal Brews, Jubelale Art Tour, 'Cross Bash, Chef's Challenge Beer Dinner and more!  For the complete Bitter Truth experience we highly recommend checking out the PDF Version.
Sensational Seasonal Brews
A fond farewell and a grand inauguration, all while flexing our hop muscles.

Cinder Cone RedCinder Cone Red (2003-2010) kicks off the New Year for the last time in 2010.  On, Tuesday, January 5th, at both the Bend and Portland pubs, a grand going away party for Cinder Cone Red will take place.  If you'd like to help us bid a fond farewell to Cinder Cone Red and a hearty welcome to Red Chair NWPA, please join us.

A limited amount of Cinder Cone Red 6-packs, 12-packs and draft will be available ONLY in Oregon and Washington.

Red Chair NWPA. Not up for a full-on hop assault? Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale is a smoother ride. A complex malt profile takes a surprisingly plush, satin turn on the way to a citrusy hop kick. Witness the subtle, aromatic seduction of the debut Northwest Pale Ale.  Red Chair NWPA is named for the oldest operating chairlift at Mt. Bachelor - a classic, old-school lift that locals seek out on fresh powder mornings.

Hop Henge Experimental IPA is our annual exercise in IBU escalation, combining several new hop processes and techniques to create a unique and unexpected beer.  Look for Hop Henge in 22-ounce bottles and on draft this January as part of our Bond Street Series!
Cyclocross National Championships
December 10th - 13th
Cheer on your favorite racers while drinking a beer in the Deschutes Brewery Beer Garden - open each day from 8 AM to 6 PM. Click here for all of race details.

Take a break from the action and come up the hill for a free guided brewery tour.  Available every day between 11 AM and 4 PM.

Race results will be posted each day at our pub in downtown Bend where there will be at least one Belgian-style beer on tap and Belgian-style specials to fill you up.

Deschutes Brewery/Giant Bicycle 'Cross Bash
December 12th | 8 PM - 1 AM
Deschutes Brewery and GIANT Bicycles invite you to get your funk on at our Saturday night warehouse party, held in Deschutes Brewery's Lower Warehouse (399 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr).
Music, beer, slide show, food and more.
Admission: $5 / Racers Free with Invite.
21 and older only. Proceeds go to COTA.
Our Jubelale Art Tour rolls on with stops added
all over the West.

Jubelale Art Tour We've held several successful events already and look forward to hosting more in the coming weeks. All events will showcase a full line-up of Jubelale illustrations through the years, as well as tastings of 2009 Jubelale. Limited edition retrospective posters highlighting all of the Jubelale labels will be available. To find out where the tour is stopping near you, click here.
Deschutes Brewery Chefs' Challenge
Monday, Dec.14th at The Portland Pub | 5:30 PM

This Iron Chef-style beer pairing competition features seven chefs from Portland's top restaurants, competing to prepare the best dish and beer pairing.  A panel of five celebrity judges will decide which combination is the tastiest and most artfully prepared and a People's Choice Award will also be given.

Competing Chefs to Include:
Kurt Spak Alba Osteria
Pascal Chureau Fenouil
Cathy Whims Nostrana
Adam Berger Ten 01 and Tabla Mediterranean Bistro
Paul Bachand Farm to Fork
Jeff Usinowicz & Jill Ramseier Deschutes Brewery Portland Pub

$75 / person, limit to first 100 who register.
Purchase tickets at
Proceeds benefit Morrison Child and Family Services.
Where to Find Us
Here is a sampling of the events taking place this month where you will find Deschutes flowing.   

Dec 2-6 Holiday Ale Fest Portland, OR
Dec 3 Civil War Tailgate Party @ Kowloon's/The City Eugene, OR
Dec 4-5 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival Carlsbad, CA
Dec 16 Jubelpalooza @ Fred's Rivertown Ale House Snohomish, WA
Dec 19 Taos Ski Valley BeerFest Taos, NM

Jan 9 Vail Big Beers and Barleywines Festival Vail, CO
Jan 15-16 Great Alaskan Beer & Barley Wine Festival Anchorage, AK
Jan 22 Brew HaHa @ The Nugget Reno, NV

Don't forget: The saddest days of the year....your favorite pubs will be closed to partake in a little merriment of their own this holiday season.
Pubs and Tours close at 3 PM on December 24th
Bend Pub & Tours closed December 6th & 25th
Portland Pub closed December 7th & 25th

For a complete listing of events check out the pdf version - links at the top and bottom of this page.

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