Deschutes Brewery Green Monster

I think about beer

Deschutes Green MonsterDeschutes Brewery‘s Green Monster is a new sour release from the brewery who’s most famous sour, The Dissident, has long been a highly sought after item amongst fans of wild beers.  In the past, Deschutes has only produced the one sour beer.  Despite its popularity and success, they haven’t really focused on this segment of the market.  This, however, is changing as Deschutes adds in more production space at a separate facility so they can manage their sour program away from their main brewing center in Bend, OR.

The story on Green Monster is that they had a batch of, what I’m guessing was Green Lakes Organic Amber Ale, that didn’t turn out right.  Instead of dumping it, they decided to put it into Oregon Pinot Noir barrels for 39 months and infect it with Brettanomyces (to learn more about Brett and other wild bugs, you can read

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