Monday, April 19, 2010
Day 109 Drink: Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale
Deschutes Brewery started making beer along the Deschutes River in Bend, Ore., in 1988. The company still operates a brewpub in Bend, along with a location in Portland, and offers tours of its production brewery in Bend.
Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale is a seasonal about which the brewery says, "Some beers go perfectly with food, this one pairs with lawnchairs, bare feet and life kicked-back." If that means good craft beer that is not too complicated to be pulled out of a cooler to enjoy along with a campfire, then they got the recipe on this one right.
Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale pours a nice polished brass color with a tall, rocky head. This 5 percent alcohol by volume beer has a slightly grassy hop nose and the flavor leans slightly in that direction, but there is an ample amount of malt in the background. The finish offers a nice citrus and spice combination.