As reported today on Deschutes Brewery’s Facebook page, the always merry crew at Deschutes is in the process of hand waxing bottles of The Dissident, their barrel aged sour brown ale. After having spent almost two years in barrels with the addition of brettanomyces and lactobacillus, as well as whole western Washington cherries, Deschutes’ “most expensively pampered” beer is just eight days from being released. Their only wild yeast beer, The Dissident will be released on November 19th at both the Bend and Portland Deschutes locations after 11am with a limit of six 22 ounce bottles per person before being distributed through most all of Deschutes’ distribution channels.
With that, I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the waxing process. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.