Bend, OR – This one regrettably failed to get mention but for the record this beer usually doesn’t make an appearance until May (admitted even by the folks at Deschutes). Twilight Ale, Deschutes’ Summer Ale is more than likely already on the shelves or at the local tavern, if you check right now. A beer listed as a great addition to a barbecue, outdoor adventures, and even sunsets. At 5.00% we can’t disagree with its refreshing status, but don’t take our word for it.
Here is what the men and women of Deschutes had to say regarding this beer.
While staying true to its roots, the Twilight Ale packaging has a slightly different look this year. The evolution includes a larger “window” to display the artistic interpretation of Smith Rock State Park, a world-class rock climbing destination not far from Deschutes Brewery headquarters. Yes, Twilight Ale is releasing a little earlier than usual this year (it usually hits the shelves and taps in May) because Deschutes’ spring seasonal, Red Chair NWPA, sold out in record time.
Twilight Ale is a straw-colored ale with a vigorous hop essence and a subtle, wafer-like body that complements the flavor of this special seasonal brew. It is a unique blend of four hops and malts: Cara-Pils and Carastan malts with the late addition of whole flower Amarillo, Cascade and Tettnang hops.
Deschutes Brewery’s Brewmaster, Larry Sidor, said, “Mother Nature has been good to us by giving us an exceptional harvest of Amarillo hops this year so Twilight should be doubly delicious.” –source, Deschutes Brewery
As always if it isn’t on draft, on the shelf of your favorite grocery store or bottle shop, then ask them buy you some.
Beer Geek Information:
5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
35 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
The brewery team recommends pairing Twilight with picnic classics such as barbecued chicken and potato salads.
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.