Deschutes says winter is upon us; I continue sweating

According to a Deschutes press release, winter is almost here. I’m a bit incredulous, considering it’s more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside and I’m sweating inside an air-conditioned house, but the brewers didn’t consult me before announcing the release of their winter seasonal, Jubelale, so there’s nothing to be done about it. I suppose I […]

Super Jubel Review

Twenty years ago, on a frigid winter’s eve in Bend, Oregon, a thief infiltrated Deschutes Brewery with visions of Jubelale, their year-end seasonal, dancing in his head. He might’ve succeeded, too, if it weren’t for that meddling brain of his (and its inability to function properly). You see, he wanted a keg. After lugging it […]

Beers of Winter

Each year, as fall stumbles drunkenly into winter, a slew of holiday seasonals start showing up in stores. These include winter warmers, spiced ales, and even a few twists on seemingly unrelated styles. In this article, you’ll find my top five picks for beers to amass in your holiday bunker. I attempted to judge each […]