For tonight’s review, I decided to pick up a seasonal from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon.
Red Chair NWPA was named after the oldest operating ski lift at Bend’s local ski mountain, Mt. Bachelor. To my knowledge, this is the first time Deschutes has decided to bottle this ale that previously was available on a seasonal basis in the pub in downtown Bend.
So, how does it stack up against Deschutes’ other fantastic brews including Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, and Inversion IPA?
In a word: it’s fantastic. Red Chair is a pale ale with an amazing malty taste. According to the Red Chair website has as much as seven flavors of malt and the taste shows. The brewmaster(s) balanced the taste out with an amazing caramel essence.
Red Chair NWPA is a bitter-free, fully flavored ale that is sure to impress the most die-hard beer fan.
Give it a try and leave a comment below on how you like it! I love to hear others’ opinions on beers.