Beer Release: NW: Coming Soon … Deschutes Chainbreaker India Pale Ale (in six packs!)

image of "Polk Jowl Banh Mi - Chainbreaker White IPA" sourced from the brewery's Flickr pageRaise your hand if you have been to the Deschutes Brewery’s Portland or Bend Pub. Except for pretty much all of PDX & Bend, there aren’t too many places outside the city that have ever heard of a certain white India Pale Ale.

No we aren’t talking about Conflux #2 but instead the original that might have inspired Conflux #2, Chainbreaker White India Pale Ale.

What is Chainbreaker?

… a hop-forward, citrus-packed beer with an unmistakably smooth character.

“We’re always experimenting with new ingredients and new styles at the brewery,” said Cam O’Connor, brewmaster for Deschutes. “In the case of Chainbreaker our experimentation really paid off: the marriage of wheat, spices, yeast and hops have all come together to make a very drinkable, complex White IPA.”

The name Chainbreaker White I.P.A. was inspired in part by a legendary mountain bike race in Central Oregon called the Cascade Chainbreaker. The challenging race features a demanding course with multiple terrains, just as this beer challenges the palate to expand with a fusion of wheat and spice low notes alongside significant hop highs. Sweet orange peel and coriander round out the flavor profile for a refreshing ride.

image of Chainbreaker India Pale Ale courtesy of Deschutes Brewery As we stated in the beginning, Chainbreaker had remained a stable of the Bend and Portland Pubs since its introduction a few years ago. Presented as a seasonal, it wasn’t until recently that the brewery elected to brew this year pretty much all year.

Look for Chainbreak IPA to be featured in six packs this March and continue to rollout to other states outside the Northwest in the months following. As always if you don’t see this on the shelf when it’s scheduled to be released ask your grocer to get 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

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