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Kegs & Legs Beers of the Week: Humm Zinger collaboration by Deschutes Brewery & humm Kombucha

I love beer. After now having visited over 495 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.

Check out previous posts here, including features on their Fresh Haze IPA, the new canned beer line, Swivelhead Red, Passionfruit IPA, Chasin’ Freshies, Hopzeit Autumn IPA, Red Chair, Twilight Summer Ale, and Botanic Ale.

Deschutes (for beer) and humm (for kombucha) are a couple Central Oregon brewing staples. So when they got together this year to create the Humm Zinger, a light grapefruit radler, I was super intrigued. Radler’s aren’t a year round drink for me (and they really aren’t released by breweries until the summer anyways), but it’s time to start thinking that way.

This beer is light in ABV (4.3%) and IBU (12) but heavy on taste and refreshment. They actually combined cascade hops and pilsner malt to forge through with this beer. Honestly, if there was such thing as a “yardwork beer” style, this may be the poster child for that one.

I definitely recommend staying on the lookout for this one right about now!


Brewery: Deschutes Brewery (Facebook)

  • 901 SW Simpson Ave Bend, OR 97702
  • 1044 NW Bond Street Bend, OR 97703
  • 210 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
  • 315 Market St. SE Roanoke, VA 24011
About Matt Rasmussen (1532 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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