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Friday, October 26, 2012

Drink of the Week: Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies

When it comes to beer, this time of year we always love one of the season’s most anticipated styles—fresh-hop brews. For a super-short window of time each fall, brewers around the country flavor their beers with hops plucked fresh from the lupulin-loaded vines (as opposed to dried hop pellets typically used throughout the rest of the year), and today’s Drink of the Week—Chasin’ Freshies from Deschutes Brewery—is a newfound favorite. Packed full of fresh Cascade hops from Oregon’s famed Goschie Farms, this IPA is loaded with flavors ranging from tangerine to cracked pepper to leafy greens, with an approachable hop bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm. This month marks its inaugural release, but like the fresh hops hanging from their vines, it too will dry up soon, so snag a bottle (or three) while you can.
Deschutesbrewery.com for distribution info.