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Chicago Tribune Beer of the Month: Deschutes Chainbreaker

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA is the Chicago Tribune’s beer of the month for February.  Just in case you missed it, this is what Binny’s had to say about Chainbreaker when we highlighted it in the New, Novel, & Notable section of our Beer Buzz last month:



  • Kyle: Far from the most popular Deschutes offering, but close to the most unique. Has more similarities to a witbier than an IPA, yet too hoppy to be a witbier, and too spiced to be an IPA. At times you will feel as if you are drinking one or the other. Even though there are only a few out there, this is the best version of a White IPA on our shelves. 


  • Pat: Witbiers are not one of my favorite styles. I like this one because of the balance the added hop bitterness brings. I have to agree with Kyle, probably the best “White IPA” we have. This is going to make a great lawnmower beer, when I finally have to start mowing the lawn again. 

4 thoughts on “Chicago Tribune Beer of the Month: Deschutes Chainbreaker

  1. I have no idea why this is called an IPA. Despite the comments from Kyle and Pat, I can’t taste any hops in Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA! I like IPAs that “bite back”. This one doesn’t do it at all for me.

  2. Definitely more of a wit than an IPA. Tasting it side by side with any other wit you will notice that it is much hoppier. But by no means an IPA.

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