Thankfully Deschutes Brewery has finally said that Red Chair IPA will be bottled as a Bond Street release. This has been a huge local’s favorite through its development and testing here at the Bend pub. I have been hearing for a while that it was going to be bottled, but I couldn’t get anyone to say when and how. Six Packs? Bond Street? I just received the following pointer to their blog post about Red Chair, answering my question. Their desciption:
Red Chair is a bright copper beauty (think freshly minted penny) with a solid head and perfect lacing that typifies Deschutes ales. It has a plush body with satiny caramel flavors derived from seven varieties of malt including British crystals, German pilsner, and domestic versions of cara-pils and Munich. Despite all of this, Red Chair is still a hop forward ale, but not in the way many have gotten used to. You will find no cloying, mouth puckering bitterness here. In its place a straight up succulent citrus punch to the nose. This is due to the experimental nature of some of the hops, as well as, how late in the process they were added.
Keep your eyes peeled. This was great at the pub.
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