Deschutes Brewery is adding not one, but two new beers to its Pub Reserve Series this weekend.
According to a post on the Bend, Ore.-based brewery’s website, the first beer to be released will be Murder in the Rye, an 11.8 percent ABV “strong stout” aged in rye whiskey casks from Oregon Spirit Distillers for nine months, while the second is Rum Wowzenbock, a 12 percent ABV strong dark ale brewed with wheat and Willamette hops as well as Vienna and Munich malts before being aged in Spanish rum barrels for 16 months.
Both new beers are part of Deschutes’ Pub Reserve Series, which includes releases where the brewers are given “free reign to try something we’ve never done before” and are sold exclusively at the brewery’s two pubs and tasting room located in Portland, Ore. and Bend, Colo. The first beer in the series was Big Red, a 9.3 percent ABV imperial red ale that was released in late 2013.
According to the brewery, both Murder in the Rye and Rum Wowzenbock will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be released at an event on Feb. 13.
Update (Feb. 11, 2015) — This post was updated to include brewing details and a photograph. It was originally published on Jan. 21, 2016.