Press Release
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Deschutes Brewery is burning through the new beers lately and has four new releases: Armory XPA in 12oz bottles, Big Rig Bitter in 22oz bottles, Down ‘N Dirty a new year-round IPA in 22oz bottles, and Hop Slice session IPA as a new summer seasonal in 12oz bottles. Armory XPA will be a year-round in the Bond Street Series, Big Rig Bitter has been draft-only at the pubs forever but is getting refreshed and bottled now. Down ‘N Dirty is a brand new IPA and Hop Slice session IPA is replacing Twilight as the official summer seasonal. More info on each beer below.

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ARMORY XPA

Year-round starting now – Bond Street Series (now in six-packs + 12-ounce bottles and draft)
It’s fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub and now it’s made its way into six-packs. But, in the typical style of our creative brewing team, the experimentation doesn’t stop there: they’ll be changing out the featured hops in this brew every few months. The inaugural 2016 version gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Next round will be brewed using experimental hop number 07270, and then who knows? Consider this your next hop obsession.

5.9% ABV | 55 IBUs

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BIG RIG, A CLASSIC PUB ALE

Year-round starting in April – Mainline Series (22-ounce bottles only)
This classic Pub Ale has been an annual favorite at our pubs for years, and now it’s heading down the road…in bottles. Inspired by a love for outside play (and the big truck driven by one of the beer’s original brewers), Big Rig balances a smooth, silky maltiness with crisp, floral notes and just the right bitterness from Crystal hops. Good time to drink? Anytime and anywhere, preferably with a side of sweet baby back ribs

6% ABV | 46 IBUs

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DOWN ‘N DIRTY IPA

Year-round starting in April – Mainline Series (22-ounce bottles only)
Originally developed and named for The Dirty Half marathon, a longtime beloved staple of the Central Oregon trail running community, Down ‘N Dirty IPA is (obviously) the perfect post-run brew. Cascade and Centennial hops deliver bright citrus notes against the earthy bitterness of Bravo hops, balanced by a biscuity malt body. For non-runners, we recommend drinking it while you watch those marathoners speed by, or perhaps pair it up at dinner with a tasty elk burger.

6.3% ABV | 80 IBUs

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HOP SLICE SESSION IPA

Available May-September – Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)
We’re celebrating summer in a fresh way this year…by introducing a brand-new seasonal to our lineup: Hop Slice Session IPA. This new beer invites fans to “grab a slice of summer” with floral hop notes and crisp lemon refreshment. Hop Slice is brewed with Meyer Lemon, characterized by a more delicate aroma than the standard lemon, complemented by Azacca, Galaxy and Amarillo hops. This session IPA packs the hop flavor of an IPA in a light bodied beer crafted for a long summer day.

4.5% ABV | 45 IBUs
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