The Deschutes brewery is one of the largest regional craft breweries in the country, specializing in highly hopped English style pale ales. Their most popular and well known offering is the Black Butte Porter, my favorite.
They offer daily brewery tours, starting out in the spacious tasting room, where guests can sample up to four different daily selections. The tour takes about an hour, and is extremely informative. The presentation covers the brew equipment, brewing process, ingredients (hops, malted barley, yeast, water, aromatics), and the bottling and packing plant. All of the equipment is shiny and well maintained, and the entire bottling process is managed by only 5 workers, churning out something like 25,000 cases per year.
This is a really fun way to spend an hour, and learn about the mysteries of beer making.
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