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Humm Zinger

Two incredible local favorites, Deschutes Brewery and Humm Kombucha paired up this summer to make a radler:

It was incredibly good and everyone I know around here was talking about it. And then it was gone. Like any special batch, I suppose. But it was so good and such a perfect summer thing, I kinda expected it to hang on longer.

I wrote to them about it, and they replied:

Thanks for taking the time to contact us, and for being a fan of Humm Zinger! This tasty collaboration with Humm Kombucha created quite the buzz, and we appreciate all the positive response we’ve received.

Humm Zinger was a one-time release, but the response has been so positive that I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if our brewers and Humm’s brewers are working on the next batch as I type this. The beer is a true labor of love, as it took over 100 batches to dial the recipe in; as well as having to can it offsite (as we couldn’t allow kombucha cultures into our packaging line) but myself and many others would agree that it would be worth it! Only time will tell as to if and when we’ll see this tasty radler back in action, but I will be sure to share your feedback with our strategic beer team.

We appreciate the message Chris! If you enjoyed Humm Zinger, I highly recommend you try our current sour series release: Black Raspberry w/Summer Hops, and stay tuned for the Grapefruit, rose, and elderflower to hit the taps later this month. Stop by our tasting room or our pub to taste what’s just been tapped, and thanks for drinking Deschutes!

I wrote back to tell them I’d happily volunteer to be on this strategic beer team.