Kegs & Legs Beer of the Week: Da Shootz! by Deschutes Brewery


I love beer. After now having visited over 510 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, humm Zinger, and Lil’ Squeezy.

Some beer expert once told me that the way to determine if a brewer is good is to try a pilsner. Apparently these are the most challenging beers to make because their crispness and taste needs to be on point, as there is nowhere to hide any imperfections. I am not a huge pilsner fan, but if this is true, then it’s clear (duh) that Deschutes is a great brewery as their newest pilz – Da Shootz! – is quite phenomenal.

The name may be a play on non-Oregonian’s struggles with the pronunciation of their namesake, but there’s no joking at how good this is of a summer beer. It’s crisp and refreshing and perfect for warm weather. The first time I tried this was at a Portland Pickles game and it sort of blew me away how much it fit into a ballgame atmosphere.

It’s also under 100 calories and only has 4.2 carbs, so you wont have to feel guilty either.


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 Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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