Beer Street Journal reports that the long-awaited collabo between Chef José Andrés and Deschutes Brewery is now available.

Zarabanda is a spiced saison that uses pink peppercorns, sumac, lemon verbena, dried lime, and French saison yeast with six different types of malt and Saaz hops to create what Deschutes calls “a Spanish take on the farmhouse-style saison.”

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Good news, if you’d like this to become your new go-to brew: Deschutes says that Zarabanda will be available year-round.

If you’re in LA, Deschutes and Chef José Andrés will be holding an official launch party for the new beer on November 18th at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Deschutes founder Gary Fish will also be in attendance.

Further east, Deschutes is celebrating the launch of the entire Deschutes brand in Washington, D.C. next week. Several events are planned, and all include Zarabanda.

Eater DC reports that from November 18th through the 20th, four separate locations will be hosting launch events: Churchkey on the 18th at 6pm; American Taproom in Arlington on the 19th at 6pm; Rustico on the 20th at 6pm; and, of course, Chef Andrés’ own Jaleo will host events on those days as well. 

Fish told Beer Street Journal,

“Jose and I began discussing the idea of collaborating on a beer many years ago when he first came to Oregon to participate in our Sagebrush Classic Feast charity event. We’’re all very excited with how the final beer turned out, and are looking forward to sharing it with craft beer fans and foodies around the country.””

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Although the official launch events go down next week, several happy craft beer fans have already been checking into Zarabanda on Untappd. A quick check using the Deschutes Brewery Beer Finder also reveals that the 22 oz. bombers are also currently available in many stores that carry Deschutes across the country.

We always love a good craft beer collabo, and we’re definitely looking forward to getting our hands on this one.

[via Beer Street Journal, Deschutes Brewery, Eater DC]

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