Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Double Deschutes Brewery Reserve Series Day

Ron Swarner

It’s Twosday!

Double Deschutes Brewery Reserve Series

Five reasons to grab these two Deschutes Brewery Series sours from the Peaks and Pints cooler. …

1. Reserve series are where breweries really strut their stuffs.

2. Did you know that you can mix some beers? Well, you can. Here are two examples of what that tastes like.

3. These beers came all the way from Bend, Oregon. It would be a shame to ignore them.=

4. Big beers build big friends.

5. They’re delicious!

THE AGES, Deschutes Brewery: Gueuze-inspired, mix of foeders and small format oak barrels with unmalted wheat and aged hops, fermented by an English ale yeast, and inoculated with wild Brettanomyces yeast and lactic acid bacteria for a complex nose, with lots of wild yeast, some leather, horse blanket, and slight pepper. Flavor is along the same lines, with leather, lots of wild yeast, horse blanket, spicy pepper, and a touch of pear skins. 8%

PLANETE ROUGE, Deschutes Brewery: Sour red ale blended from 13 distinct cask ecosystems for aroma of dark fruit, oak, funk and some malt. The taste follows suit with a sour finish and masked alcohol. 10.2%