Oregonian’s know hops…good ones…found in one of the many craft brews created throughout the state. Oregon has more craft breweries per capita than other other state, and the enthusiasm continues to grow. Why? The incredible nature’s bounty in an Oregon brewers back yard, like incredible heirloom hops. One of the best from Deschutes Brewery, located in the heart of Oregon, named after the Deschutes River (a fly fisherman’s paradise,) can be found right now at a handful of Sigel’s locations. I received this note today and am running to grab some….
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Deschutes Brewery Hop Henge IPA
$6.99 (22oz bottle)
8.75% 95IBU 93pts-Ratebeer.com
First brewed in 2006, Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Henge Experimental IPA reappears this year with more extreme hop flavors than ever before. The new formulation is the epitome of the brewery’s experimental style and commitment to innovation, while gratifying their unquenchable thirst for beautifully balanced hoppy beers. The newest incarnation of Hop Henge uses several new hop processes and techniques to create a truly unique and unexpected beer. Several pounds of Centennial & Cascade hops are in each barrel with a heavy dry-hop presence to top it off. A blend of crystal, pale and carastan malts creates an overall biscuity characteristic that is dense and muscular, building the alcohol base to support the monstrous hop profile.
Available only at the following Sigel’s locations:
Sigel’s-Elite (3209 N Fitzhugh)
Sigel’s-Addison (15003 Inwood Road)
Sigel’s-Buckingham (909 Abrams Road)
Sigel’s-Greenville (5757 Greenville Avenue)
Feel like craving sushi before 11am? Read this review of Sushi Axiom on Henderson Avenue. Actually, read it even if you don’t. And if anyone wants to meet me there for lunch (see delicious lunch option at left) I’d be up for it. As long as you’re paying.
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Friends tried to go last night — it was closed…. so sad….The website (avilasdallas.com) now has a post on the front page: Sorry for the Inconvenience We Are Expanding to a NEW Location with a GREAT Patio and Lots of Parking.
(John Saxon / John Saxon Photo Inc.)