Deschutes Jubel 2010 (650ml Bottle)
This Super Jubel was discovered by accident two decades ago when a clumsy burglar didnt realize the weight of his stolen keg of Jubelale. He dropped it outside to freeze in the seasons sub-zero temperatures only to be discovered the next morning by Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery owner. More than half the liquid in the keg had frozen and the remaining beer was a very cold, highly concentrated Jubelale on steroids. It was so good that the brewers set about recreating it, coming up with an annual Super Jubel that is aged in oak barrels. A limited amount has been available on tap every year, 2010 will be only the second time that the brewery has bottled up this brew for sale. The first time it was available by bottle was a special millennium edition in 2000.
American Strong Ale
Not a style, per se, but the only logical category to incorporate the plethora of strong, stylistically vague beers coming from American micros these days. Some are related to English Strong Ales, but with more hop, while others are ultra-strong variants on the IPA theme. But no matter how varied their origins or characters might be, all are intense, potent, with generous quantities of hops and malt.