Monday, May 9, 2011

Deschutes Base Camp Week in Houston

Deschutes Brewery will be holding a week long series of events called BASE CAMP WEEK in Houston starting on Monday, May 16th:

Deschutes Brewery descends on Houston for its Base Camp Week of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings - a week-long celebration of all things Deschutes at some of the city’s best places to have some fun.

The brewed-once-a-decade Jubel 2010 (which was created by accident thanks to a bungled burglary attempt and sub-zero temperatures) will be tapped at various places and even The Abyss is scheduled to make an appearance.

Here's a schedule of events that was provided to me:

Mon, May 16
5pm ~ 9pm - Taps House of Beers - Base Camp Kick Off with a tapping of Jubel 2010 and other Deschutes beers.
9pm ~ 11pm - Liberty Station - Reverse Happy Hour with Inversion IPA and commemorative pint glass.

Tues, May 17
5pm ~ 7pm - Plonk! Beer and Wine Bistro - Happy hour sampling and free pint glass with purchase.
7pm ~ 9pm - Plonk! Beer and Wine Bistro - Beer dinner featuring a three-course meal serving Mirror Pond Pale Ale paired with Cataplana mussels, Black Butte Porter complementing a course of expertly prepared hanger steak and The Abyss matched perfectly with a rich dessert. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the bistro.

Wed, May 18
4pm ~ 6pm - Boneyard Drinkery - Pints for Pups with Deschutes beers on taps for a suggested donation per pint with all procedes going to Flip the Dog.
7pm ~ 9pm - Brian O'Neil's - Mirror Pond featured with a commemorative glass.

Thurs, May 19
3pm ~ 7pm - Whole Foods, Sugar Land - Beer and Cheese Sampling.
4pm ~ 7pm - Spec's, Clear Lake - Beer and Cheese Sampling.
6pm ~ 8pm - Barcadia - Beer and sweet dessert pairing.

Fri, May 20
1pm ~ 3pm - Spec's, Downtown - Beer and cheese sampling, including The Abyss.
5pm ~ 10pm - Flying Saucer - Brewery night and Jubel 2010 tapping.

Sat, May 21
1pm ~ close - Ginger Man - Wrap up of BASE CAMP WEEK with Jubel 2010 tapping and commemorative glass

I've always enjoyed their beers and the photo of me in the column to the right was actually taken a couple of years ago at the Deschutes brewpub in Portland, OR. They've scheduled a pretty full week of events and I'm looking forward to trying the Jubel 2010 on tap. I have a few bottles of it in my beer cellar and I'm often tempted to open one, but haven't been able to bring myself to do it quite yet.

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