Deschutes Brewery releases Hop Henge Imperial IPA and Red Chair NWPale

Deschutes Brewery has just made Hop Henge Imperial IPA a year-round release in bottles and on draft and their Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale is back as a seasonal. Hop Henge has been dubbed an experimental IPA but the new and regular batch is a terrific combo of west coast and tropical hopping while Red Chair brings the malts with a malty backbone and aromatic citrusy hop aroma and flavor.

Hop Henge Imperial IPA –  Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

For several years, Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Henge Imperial IPA has been dubbed experimental – as brewers annually redesign the beer with a different blend of hops, ingredients and techniques. It seems they’ve finally landed on a version on which we all can agree, and that’s why this beer is being added to the brewery’s year-round offerings. Featuring Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Galaxy hops, this beer is the culmination of a long and tasty investigation of hoppy goodness.  8.3% ABV | 90 IBUs

Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (NWPA) – Seasonal January – April (12-ounce bottles and draft) 

A consistent national and international award-winner, this brew was named after a classic lift chair at Deschutes Brewery’s home mountain of Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon. However, it’s not necessary to carve any turns to enjoy this beer’s subtle aromatic seduction. The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Several select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills. 6.2% ABV  |  60 IBUs

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