Drinks briefing for Nov. 22, 2013

Maragas Winery plans 10th birthday party

Maragas Winery, located north of Terrebonne along U.S. Highway 20, will host its 10th Anniversary Barrel Tasting Celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 30.

The party will mark a decade passed since Maragas sold its first bottle of Legal Zin, according to the winery’s website.

Plans for the celebration include a wine release, the launch of Maragas’ new “Good Earth” brand, special discounts, barrel tasting of a “nice big red Cabernet” and live music, featuring Bobby Lindstrom at 11:30 a.m. and Lino at 3 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 in advance at www.maragaswinery.com or $10 at the door. Maragas Winery is located at 15523 S.W. U.S. Highway 97 in Culver, about 4.4 miles north of Terrebonne.

Contact: www.maragaswinery .com.

Deschutes plans special release in December

Hot on the heels of releasing its popular imperial stout known as The Abyss, Bend’s Deschutes Brewery has another special brew planned for December.

The Class of ’88 Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale is the third and final creation in the Class of ’88 Collaboration Series, which features beers brewed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of craft breweries around the country. The ale was brewed by Deschutes and Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co., using “Michigan Riesling and Oregon Pinot Noir grapes, hops from Mt. Hood and pilsner malt — all aged in barrels that previously held Muscat wine … for 10 years,” according to a press release.

The beer is expected to be released with limited availability in December.

— Bulletin staff reports