B4TW - Green Flash Rayon Vert

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To any of you who have seen me tweet about Rayon Vert since I first tried it, this choice for Beer for the Weekend is probably no surprise. Now some of you dissenters may think that a Deschutes beer just HAS to be the Beer for the Weekend, and while I respect that opinion, I politely disagree.

If you haven't had the opportunity to try Rayon Vert yet, it is a Belgian Pale Ale brewed with Brettanomyces. The result is a light-bodied, easy-drinking beer that balances West Coast hops with the funk of the Belgian yeast strain. With the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, this is a perfect beer to enjoy outside on a patio on what could be one of our last outdoor drinking weekends for a while. Plus, at $9 for a 4-pack, this is a great bargain for a Belgian-style pale with Brett.

Rayon Vert is a year-round offering, though it seems to have been a little bit harder for people to find recently. I know Royal just got a delivery in today, so other places may have replenished their stock as well. So get out there, grab a 4-pack, and find somewhere to sit outside.

Also, in case anyone was wondering (I know I did at first) "Rayon Vert" is French for "Green Flash". So essentially, you are drinking a Green Flash Green Flash. I know, a real head trip, right?

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