Deschutes releases a Spanish Coffee inspired rendition of Imperial Black Butte Porter which will be available in 12oz bottles for the first time.
Deschutes Brewery will celebrate their 32nd anniversary this Saturday, June 27th with the release of Black Butte XXXII. Each year this scaled up and barrel-aged version of Deschutes classic Black Butte Porter is brewed with different special ingredients and techniques. Following up XXXII Deschutes will release another barrel-aged alternate called Black Butte3 (aka Black Butte Cubed) that was aged in Black Butte Whiskey barrels from Bend Distillery.
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“This year our anniversary celebration will look a lot different, but we’ll be celebrating our memorable journey and our fans all the same,” said Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery.
This year’s spin on the brew was inspired by the flair of a Spanish Coffee, specifically from Huber’s, a popular Portland, OR bar famous for their version of this cocktail. Infused with cold brew coffee and spiced with nutmeg and vanilla bean, Black Butte XXXII was aged in 12 year old Colombian Rum Barrels and combines aromas of chocolate, roasty notes, and coffee.
This annual tradition for the brewery is getting more than a new flavor profile this year, it will launch in 12 ounce bottles in 4 packs for the first time. “This way you can enjoy one, share one, and age a couple.” said Fish.
Black Butte XXXII is 13.4% ABV and 50 IBUs and is currently shipping to distributor warehouses. It will be available for a limited time everywhere Deschutes is sold in 12 ounce, 4 pack bottles and on draft.
But, Deschutes isn’t stopping there. Following shortly behind this launch is the release of Black Butte3 in July. Typically only available in Oregon, this release will expand to the greater market for the first time. Black Butte3 is a highly exclusive beer that takes 4 to 5 years to create. It begins with the Anniversary Black Butte Imperial Porter base that’s then aged in first fill Black Butte Whiskey casks, producing a unique and equally decadent beer.
Launching July 8th, Black Butte3 is 14.1% ABV and 35 IBUs and will be available for a limited time in 500mL bottles everywhere Deschutes is sold.
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