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Beer Spotlight: Deschutes Cinder Cone Red


Cinder Cone Red Ale

Beer: Cinder Cone Red
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass

Named after a volcanic cinder cone turned ski resort, Deschutes Brewery’s Cinder Cone Red exhibits one of the same qualities that this pillar of Central Oregon’s Mount Bachelor does, its dark red color. As the warmer weather melts the snow “Red Hill” begins to show its face . According to David Gadd, Cinder Cone Red, “teeters on the brink of world-class. Gorgeous to look at, with constantly shifting coloration ranging from ripe apricot to molten magma. The slathery head gets all over the glass and stays there, while the crushed velvet texture delivers up lacquery flavors that put a shine on the palate thicker than a triple coat of Verathane. The complex, never-ending hops notes are the icing on the cake. Killer beer.” Sounds to me like a great way to enjoy the coming summer months.


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