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Vol. 22 No. 2
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: Brews for the Season, The Hot Ticket, Upcoming Events, Mike's Angle and more! 
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Enjoy these tasty brews while they are available!

Jubel 2010 (Once-A-Decade Ale). Jubel 2010 is a deeply Jubel 2010dynamic presentation of the flavors found in our "Festive Winter Ale", Jubelale. Wow! Available on tap every year at our pubs as Super Jubel, February 2010 marks only the second time the Brewery has ever bottled this immortal libation. The first time it was  bottled was to celebrate the millennium and was aptly named Jubel 2000, as some of you may remember.

Jubel 2010 will be available in limited quantities as part of the Reserve Series in wax-dipped 22 oz bottles and on draft throughout the western states.  ABV 10% IBU's 55

Red Chair NWPA. Red Chair NWPA is named after the oldest Red Chair NWPAoperating lift at Mt. Bachelor here in Central Oregon. And just as the locals line up for that fabled mountain ride, they flock to our Bend Public House whenever it goes on tap. One thing we've learned, "when the pub talks, listen".

Red Chair NWPA will be available in six-packs, twelve-packs, and on draft all over the west until early May.  ABV 6.4% IBU's 60

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 through April as part of our Bond Street Series! ABV 8.75% IBU's 95
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, Feb 5
Tumalo Art Company | Bend, OR
Featuring the original Jubelale paintings from the four Tumalo Art Company artists.

Ride the Red Chair
Feb 5th - Mar 5th
Ski resorts in Idaho, Montana, and eastern Washington, including the Starlight Racing Series at Schweitzer Mountain.

February 13 | 11 AM - 4 PM
Join us for this one day event that features special events & tours at Oregon breweries and brew pubs.
Portland Pub (210 NW 11th Avenue)
Brewing Facility (901 SW Simpson, Bend, OR)

Polar Plunge
Bend, OR | Feb. 26
Help support Deschutes Brewery's very own polar bears, the DB Hopsicles.
Ode to Cinder Cone

Cinder Cone OvalCentral Oregon is bumpy.  There are a few larger mountains like Jefferson and Washington, which were named after famous people who lived before Oregon ever existed, and Mt. Hood, which is named after a sweatshirt.  There are the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor (interesting story there - but this is a family-friendly newsletter).  And there are a bunch of other bumps, buttes, craters and cones.  Someone recently told me that most of these protrusions are active volcanoes.  So at any second, without a moment's notice, they could spew rivers of molten lava and hot, black, fiery ash into the air with the power of a 20- megaton nuclear bomb (I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I bet it's pretty big).  The skies would blacken.  Panic and mayhem would ensue.  People would leap into their SUV's and Subaru's, grab their Labradors, and drive off in all directions.  But where could they go?  The entirety of Central Oregon would be a ring of deadly fire and it's Pompeii all over again.  Some say ignorance is bliss.  I haven't been sleeping well lately.

Jubel 2010 Release Party
Bend Pub | 1044 NW Bond Street
Friday, February 5 | 5 PM

Chocolate Beer Dinner
The Mountain Room | 901 SW Simpson Avenue
Saturday, March 27 | 6 PM
$65/person: Includes dinner, beer, and gratuity
Contact Winter Frisch for questions & for reservations: 541.312.6946 or

[210 NW 11th Avenue]
Jubel 2010 Release Party
Friday, February 5 | 2 PM

When It Rains, It Pours...Beer!
"Cooking For Kids"
Monday, March 15 | 6 PM
$150/person food and beer pairing with executive chef Jeff Usinowicz as your host ($125 is tax deductable)
Part of the Morrison Child and Family Services "Cooking For Kids" culinary extravaganza
All proceeds support Morrison Child and Family Services

Here are a few events where you can enjoy a Deschutes brew!

Feb 5-14  San Francisco Beer Week San Francisco, CA
Feb 6 ZooBrew @ The Santa Barbara ZooSanta Barbara, CA
Feb 12-13 KLCC Brew Fest Eugene, OR
Feb 13-14  WinterFest Bend, OR
Feb 13-14 Confluence 2010 Reedsport, OR
Feb 24-27  Sacramento Beer Week Sacramento, CA
Feb 25  Beer Tasting @ Eichardts Pub Sandpoint, ID
Feb 27  Boulder Sour Fest Boulder, CO

Mar 6-7
  Great Arizona Beer Festival Tempe, AZ
Mar 13  Kona Brewers' Festival Kailuna-Kona, HI
Mar 15  When It Rains, It Pours....Beer! Portland Pub
Mar 17  "Say No To Green Beer"  Bend Pub

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