Pacific Northwest - Hard to believe but we are fast approaching fall. Just it may not look like it, but that doesn't mean that some breweries (as well as the rest of the retail world), can't attempt to tell you it is.
Currently known for their Twilight Ale Summer seasonal, Deschutes is pleased to announce the release of their annual Jubelale Winter Ale. As the first beer bottled by the brewery, this Winter Ale is always anticipated given its unique label, designed each year by a different, regional artist. This year the brewery has chosen Natasha Bacca's "creation of light" as their label for the bottle and packaging.
Here is what Deschutes and Natasha Bacca had to say regarding the illustration.
Bacca works in complete darkness, using beams of light with a tool she invented. By manipulating the color and the intensity of the light onto light sensitive paper, she literally paints with light. This is the first non-traditional, photo-based art medium used for the Jubelale label.
Bacca said, “The piece illustrates a cold winter night in the background with a dynamic warm fire in the foreground. I wanted the composition of the work to exhibit a balance of cool scenery elements with the warm and energetic celebrations of the season, exemplifying this festive time of year.”
A work of art in more way than one, this memorable seasonal ale is just the right gift to bring to the holiday party host. Its distinct taste celebrates the winter season, making Jubelale perfect for sharing around the hearth with family and friends. –source, Deschutes Brewery
Look for Jubelale to be available in 6-packs, 12-packs and on tap this October through December. Those of you still reading this might enjoy knowing that this beer will get a head start thru September.
Beer Geek Specifications
Roasted turkey with rosemary dressing
Slow-cooked beef brisket with apricot and apple fruit sauce
Warm pumpkin pie with real cream
Alcohol by Volume: 6.7%
As always if you don't find it on the shelves or on draft, ask your server or grocer to buy some!
About Deschutes Brewery
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 or www.Facebook.com/Deschutes.Brewery.