This January, the devil will be traveling to Oregon, or so says a beer label.
Ninkasi Brewing and Lexington, Va.-based Devils Backbone Brewing Co. will be collaborating on a beer named The Devil Went Down to Oregon, a “Imperial Dark Rye” beer that comes in at 7.2 percent ABV and 65 IBUs. The new beer is brewed with chinook, simcoe, Mt. Hood, Willlamette and tettnang hops along with eight different malts and is fermented with an alt yeast strain.
“This beer was developed organically,” said Jason Oliver, Devils Backbone’s brewmaster, in a press release. “We took an initial idea of brewing an Alt beer and eventually landed on a recipe that nods to a relatively unknown Old World German-style of beer, the German-Style Roggenbier, and brewed it with modern West Coast ingredients.”
The Devil Went Down to Oregon is being brewed at Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Ore, and will become part of the brewery’s Special Release Series, which feature a rotation of four different beers that rotate throughout the year: The Devil Went Down to Oregon, Maiden The Shade IPA, Imperiale imperial stout and Dawn of the Red imperial red ale.
According to Ninkasi, The Devil Went Down to Oregon will be sold in 22-ounce bottles, and on draft, as well as 12-ounce bottles that will be exclusive to the Ninkasi Spring Variety Pack. The new release will be available starting in January, and will be distributed to the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, as well as Alberta, British Columbia and Vancouver in Canada.