Beer Release: (OR) Coming Soon (Limited) ... Deschutes Giraffe on Ice Skates Ale

image courtesy of Bend Winterfest Portland & Bend, OR - Starting from right now, we advise those without plans on the 29th of January (aka, Saturday), that live in Portland or Bend, to visit a Deschutes Pub.

For one day only both Portland and Bend Deschutes Public Houses will be commemorating Bend Winterfest with a limited edition release. Named after orphaned hops that were discovered in the brewery cooler, Giraffe on Ice Skates is a Belgian-style Ale brewed with Hibiscus. Stop in and purchase a pint of this oddly conceived of ale and receive an Onpoint Credit Union sponsored Bend Winterfest button.

Beer Geek Information

  • IBU’s 16
  • ABV 13.7%

Giraffe on Ice Skates is named for some experimental hops that were marooned in the Deschutes Brewery cooler this Belgian-style beer is brewed with hibiscus. IBU’s 16  ABV 13.7%

But it's not just buttons and hangovers that will be your reward since the brewery will be donating $1 to local charity Saving Grace.

But for those consuming a pint of Giraffe' in Portland will also be entered to a win a Bend Winterfest package …

"... including accommodation at the Riverhouse Hotel, 2 lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor, a VIP brewery tour, Deschutes swag and two Bend WinterFest wine walk glasses. In the Bend pub, patrons will be able to win some cool Deschutes swag." -source, Deschutes Brewery

About Deschutes Brewing

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

About Onpoint Credit Union presents Bend Winterfest

Celebrate Central Oregon’s unique culture, embrace its music and arts, beautiful environment and its fabulous opportunities for winter sports for everyone. From snowshoeing to snowboarding, from ice carving to snow sculpting, from downhill skiing to cross-country – Central Oregon is a winter wonderland.

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