Cascade Lakes Brewing Releases Sizzle Juice Fresh Hop IPA and German-style Fresh Pressed Helles

Cascade Lakes Brewing company, the Bend/Redmond-based brewery that dates back to 1994, has announced two new fresh hop beer releases. Cascade Lakes is now under new ownership and recently announced big changes including hiring a former Deschutes brewmaster. Cascade Lakes Sizzle Juice Fresh Hop IPA and German-style Fresh Pressed are now available on draft. Also of note, the brewery’s Pineapple Kush IPA has proven so popular they have decided to make it year-round.

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For Cascade Lakes brewmaster Ryan Schmiege, this is Christmas. Last week, Schmiege jumped from bed early to drive to Goschie Farms in the Willamette Valley. He loaded 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops and raced back over the Santiam Pass to deliver them straight to the boil. So began the process for Cascades Lakes Brewing’s two seasonal fresh hop beers—Sizzle Juice Fresh Hop IPA and the German-style Fresh Pressed Helles Lager.

This fresh hop IPA brings pine and floral aroma with a pleasing bitter finish – an experience that comes but once a year. Fresh Pressed Helles, is a spin on a classic German-style lager with fresh, whole-cone Crystal hops. Goschie Farms delivers the best quality hops, and they explode in this Helles. Pungently floral with mild spice backed by high-quality malt leaves a balance, slightly-sweet blend of Oregon and Germany.

 Separately, we’ve heard your voices. Cascade Lakes Brewing will add Pineapple Kush IPA to our annual lineup of craft beers. “With everything you love about an IPA and a subtle pineapple flavor, this is the perfect anytime beer,” said Chris Justema, Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. president. “Having it available in cans and on draft makes it easier to enjoy no matter where you are or what you’re doing.”

With 37 IBUs, Pineapple Kush IPA is an American IPA using Centennial, Idaho 7, and Mosaic hops. This blend comes in at 7.1% ABV and is brewed with 2-row, Crystal, and Dextrose grains.


Founded in 1994, Cascade Lakes Brewing started in 1994 with a 10-barrel system in Redmond, Oregon. Twenty-five years later, the long nights and drive for great beer plays out on a larger scale. Today Cascade Lakes Brewing includes a state-of-the-art, 25-barrel brew house system, two brewpubs (7th Street Brew House in Redmond and Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend). Cascade Lakes beer is distributed and sold in six states including Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Cascade Lakes brews six beers year-round: Pineapple Kush IPA, OG Kush Pale, Blonde Bombshell, 20” Brown, Hopsmack IPA and Salted Caramel Porter. Regular seasonals and specialties include: Slippery Slope, Elk Camp IPA, Sizzle Juice Fresh Hop IPA, Keller Pilsner, Crimson Dawn Red Ale, Silverback Imperial Stout, Rooster Tail Ale and many others.

Cascade Lakes changed ownership in 2018, putting quality and innovation as its top priorities. With a tagline of “25 years and we’re just getting started!” Cascade Lakes Brewing strives to deliver in both beer quality and customer experience.

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