PW's Year of Beer: Deschutes Black Butte

By Eric San Juan
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Philadelphia, a city already blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beer, chalked up another this summer when Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery finally found its way to the East Coast. Deschutes' product is very good indeed; while their difficult-to-find Abyss stout is legendary, even their more common mainstays are worth praising. Take Black Butte, for instance. This deep, dark porter is rich, roasty—pretty much gold in a glass for those who love their beers laced with heavy notes of chocolate. You’d be forgiven, in fact, if you thought it was brewed with actual cacao and a dose of coffee, though it’s not. You’d also be forgiven if you fell into a joy-induced coma by pairing it with a slice of chocolate cake. Try this new-to-Philly brew at City Tap House or Pinocchio’s.

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