Deschutes Releases Black Butte XXVI Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter With Theo Cocoa Nibs

June 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Beer Releases, Oregon Breweries

XXVIHappy 26th anniversary to Deschutes Brewery! Starting with their 20th anniversary, Deschutes has been releasing an imperial barrel-aged version of their popular Black Butte Porter each year for their anniversary. As a rule, these special release beers pretty much kick ass. This year’s Black Butte XXVI celebrates their 26th anniversary, and the beer is 50% aged in bourbon barrels and has cocoa nibs from Theo Chocolate, cranberries and pomegranate molasses added. The beer is available on draft and in bottles today at their breweries in Bend and Portland, and it should hit shelves soon in the Seattle area.

Description from Deschutes:

Black Butte XXVI
~11% ABV
Each year we celebrate our anniversary with a double version of our flagship Black Butte Porter. Our brewers love to experiment with this beer and in the past we’ve used chocolate nibs, dates, figs, and tart goodness. This year, we’ve added cranberries, pomegranate molasses and Theo Chocolate cocoa nibs to this 50 percent bourbon barrel-aged awesomeness! Like all of our Reserve beers, we encourage you to drink one upon its release and then cellar some for later. Some things just get better with age! Head on over to our Bend or Portland Pubs on June 27th to celebrate our 26th Anniversary with a snifter or a bottle of this dark, rich, and tasty brew! 
Reserve Series 
Availability: June 27th in 22oz. wax-dipped bottles and on draft in limited quantity


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