Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Elsewhere / Libations Sep 7, 2011 Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter Bend, Oregonwww.deschutesbrewery.com The Meek Shall Inherit Well, some pretty dull beer.So grandly opens the Deschutes Brewery website. I like them even more.I fell in love with Black Butte Porter – and Deschutes Brewery – while travelling through Washington State a few years ago. I’m a gutsy beer girl – intense IPAs, stoic Stouts, and potent Porters – like Black Butte. Therefore, I was over the moon to see Deschutes back at Great Canadian Beer Fest this weekend.For those unfortunate ticketless folks out there, The Great Canadian Beer Festival has grown to be one of North America’s (the worlds’s?) must-attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park annually every September (first weekend past Labour Day). From humble beginnings in 1993, to an immediate sell-out event, this year will see over 55 craft breweries from North America serve up their top brews (some in cask) to over 8000 happy (some in costume) folks.Founded in 1988 in Bend, Oregon and named after the mighty Deschutes River, the brewery too has grown from small beginnings to great things. As of 2010, it was the fifth-largest craft brewery and eleventh-largest overall brewery in the United States (opening a Deschutes brew pub in the Pearl District of Portland along the way). Earlier this year they announced plans to expand their Bend brewing facility by 6,750 square feet, allowing an additional 105,000 barrels to be brewed annually.More barrels = more Black Butte = more happiness. This Butte is a beaut – glowing dark brown in the glass with a heady nose of coffee, bittersweet cocoa and roasted sweet malts. Layers of toasted hazlenuts, more bittersweet chocolate, black earth, sweet espresso and roasted maltiness on the silky, luscious, medium bodied palate. The depth of flavour is impressive, as is the balance between weight (mid), alcohol (mod), carbonation (barely) and complexity (scads). A few local liquor stores carry this, and hopefully that will increase with the Brewery’s expansion over the coming months. If you’re lucky enough to be holding a ticket for this weekend’s GCBF, do be sure to visit the Deschutes booth. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsDeschutes Brewery Black Butte PorterThis Butte is a beaut – glowing dark brown in the glass with a heady nose of coffee, bittersweet cocoa and roasted sweet malts. Layers of toasted hazlenuts, more bittersweet chocolate, black earth, sweet espresso and roasted maltiness on the silky, luscious, medium bodied palate. The depth of flavour is impressive, as is the balance between weight (mid), alcohol (mod), carbonation (barely) and complexity (scads). beer reviewGreat Canadian Beer Fest SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Comments are closed.