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Feb./Mar. 2011

Vol. 23 No. 2
What's Inside The Bitter Truth: Flavors of the Season, Deschutes Brewery University, Pairing 4 Amore, Chocolate Beer Dinner, and more.

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Flavors of the Season

Get 'em while you can!

Red Chair NWPA & Hop Henge Experimental IPA Red Chair NWPA

are two hop forward brews that will tickle your tongue with citrus and perk up your peepers with unbelievable hop aromas. According to The Pour Fool (Seattle, WA blog), "Hop Henge is bottled sunshine for your cold, gray winter," and Red Chair NWPA can be considered a 'sexy beer'! Call them what you will. But beware friends...these beers will disappear as surely as winter makes wHop Henge Experimental IPAay for spring and spring turns to summer. Then you will ask yourself, or us, about that itch you cannot scratch. "When can I get that Red Chair and Hop Henge again!!?" Smiling sympathetically, we'll say, "...patience grasshopper, you must wait until the world once again needs a bottle of seductive sunshine."

Deschutes Brewery University

Deschutes Brewery University

Calling All Beer Geeks: Novice to Expert!

Ever wanted to drink beer in class with your professor? Here is your chance! Deschutes Brewery is pleased to offer a series of beer education classes, taught by our very own genius brewers. Learn about the culture and science of beer, malted barley and hops, oak-aging and more. Classes are limited to 20 participants. For more information, go to:


Classes are held in the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8 pm, beginning March 1st. Cost is $25/person (includes class, tasting throughout, snacks, a pint of beer, and your very own special pint glass).

Upcoming Mountain Room Events

Pairing 4 AmorePairing 4 Amoré

Friday, February 11th | 7 pm 

The first annual Pairing 4 Amoré food & beer tasting will couple deliciously handcrafted Deschutes Brewery beer with aphrodisiac-inspired recipes.  Aphrodite, a chocolate fig stout has been brewed just for this night.  Bring your Valentine or your favorite beer drinking buddies and at the very least, fall in love with great food & beer!  To view the mouth-watering menu and to purchase your tickets, visit
$48/ person (includes beer, small plated food items, and gratuity)


3rd Annual Chocolate Beer Dinner

Saturday, March 19th | 6 pm

Chocolate is often referred to as a gift from the gods. At Deschutes Brewery it is no different. Every course will guessed it...chocolate, and will be paired with a specialty hand-crafted brew. Last year's favorite pairing was Thai-influenced Coconut and Lemongrass Soup paired with a Chocolate Lemon Lager. Make your reservation by visiting

$70/person (includes beer, food, gratuity & all the crab you can eat!)

Hot Ticket


Deschutes Brewery Open House

Saturday, February 19 | 11 am-4 pm   

Deschutes Brewery Production Facilty and Portland Pub

Join us open house style at Deschutes Brewery in Bend. Take a self-guided tour, meet our brewers and sample some of our favorite brews. Homebrewers will also be given a booklet of clone recipes and a 3 oz bag of delectable whole flower hops to take home!

For this day only, our Portland Pub will be offering tours of our brewhouse with brewers on-site to answer all of your questions!


Bend WinterFest

February 18-20
Old Mill District

Deschutes Brewery is the official beer sponsor for 2011 Bend WinterFest. Enjoy beer, food, shopping, the rail jam, live music, a wine walk and more at the largest winter festival in the Pacific Northwest!


St. Patrick's Day Dash!

Sunday, March 13 | 10:05 am

Bend Pub to Lower Warehouse


Deschutes Brewery and Mt. Bachelor Rotary of Bend join up to bring you this inaugural event! Dash from our Bend Pub to our Warehouse in your best St. Patrick's Day Gear with prizes for the best costume! Proceeds will benefit Grandma's 

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