Bend, OR brewers Deschutes, have amped up their classic Black Butte Porter in honor of their 20 year anniversary. I highly recommend giving it a try should you find it on tap at your local Public House. And if you can't find it in your neighborhood, that sounds like it's time to take a road trip to Bend, OR for a taste at the source. Also, for the cherries jubilee. Check out the good news in the Deschutes Newsletter.
Here is a quote from their Press Release:
"Black Butte XX is a tribute to Black Butte Porter, the revolutionary Deschutes Brewery beer that has excited beer enthusiasts since its release in 1988. This special Reserve Series brew is an extreme version of Black Butte Porter that the Deschutes brewers enhanced with several pounds of Bellatazza coffee, Theo Chocolate cocoa nibs and by aging parts in Stranahan's whiskey barrels. These regional partners from Bend, Seattle and Denver, respectively, each provide quality artisan ingredients that give this commemorative beer a truly handcrafted complexity.
Available for the first time outside the Bend public house, a limited amount of Black Butte XX will be released in hand-waxed 22-ounce bottles and on tap at select establishments as part of the Reserve Series. Black Butte XX is perfect served with flank steak and chimichurri sauce, crème brulée, cherries jubilee and strong bleu cheeses."
Sounds like it's time to take a road trip to Bend, OR for a taste at the source. Also, for the cherries jubilee. Check out the good news in the Deschutes Newsletter.