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Karl Ockert helped popularize fresh hop beers in his years at BridgePort

While we’re talking about former BridgePort brewmaster Karl Ockert and his move to Deschutes Brewery as their director of brewing operations, it’s worthwhile remembering that during his time at BridgePort, the brewery was one of the first in the…

Pioneer Portland craft brewer moves to Bend and Deschutes Brewery

I had my first Portland-brewed IPA with Karl Ockert 20 years ago, when he was BridgePort’s brewmaster, and he’s been a friend and a valuable industy contact ever since. Portland won’t be the same without him. But the new gig as director of brewi…

Taste it today: Oregon’s two biggest breweries combine their iconic beers to create Widmer/Deschutes AltBitter

AltBitter is inspired by two of the first recipes from each brewery and is a unique blend of Deschutes Brewery’s Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Altbier with a twist.

More national representation for Oregon beer: Rogue boss Brett Joyce joins the Beer Institute board of directors

Brett Joyce’s new position means more national representation forOregon craft brewers, because Deschutes President Gary Fish is the current chairman of the board of the Brewers Association.

Deschutes Cultivateur saison is well worth the search

Deschutes will release 20 oak-aged beers this year, including this wonderful saison — you may still find bottles at the Portland Pub, or even be lucky enough —as I was — to find it on draft there.

Write a song or find a special Deschutes tap handle and win a Breedlove guitar

You have two ways to win one of the Breedlove guitars: by composing a ballad to Black Butte Porter or by finding the traveling Black Butte Porter tap handle crafted from a mandolin neck, which will be pouring in bars and restaurants around Oreg…

New Deschutes bottles include pub favorites

Fans of Cinder Cone Red will be happy to know that this classic Deschutes Brewery beer is returning and will be available year-round in 22-ounce bottles, allong with the previously draft-only, pub-only Armory XPA and Pine Mountain Pilsner.