Hump Day Happy Hour: Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA from Deschutes Brewing


I love beer. After now having visited over 560 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.

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Before we jump into this new beer, let’s start off again with a little snippet from our previous posts about Deschutes:

Deschutes is an Oregon success story – growing and expanding into many states, with plans for an operation in Roanoke, VA – all while staying true to the local scene and remaining employee owned? Despite their growth, they remain super committed to environmental causes and sustainability. I have been to their large production facility just west of the Deschutes River near the Old Mill district in Bend. They also have a brewery/restaurant location in downtown Bend a relatively new (a few years) establishment in The Pearl in PDX.

Squeezy Rider is a super accessible IPA – balanced in its bitterness and not overpowering. They use one of my favorite hops – Strata – which has a more tropical taste profile than others. It’s no wonder this beer was an instant favorite among Deschutes’ Bend and Portland pub goers – and why they decided to can it.

This beer is available in 12-ounce sixpack cans and on draft in certain locations (that are back open). PNW beer drinkers will get first dibs on this beer before they move into other markets across the country. Also, look for Squeezy Rider in the new Deschutes variety 12-Pack.


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
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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