In honor of July 4th here’s some inside information on Twilight Beer. I really was quite curious as to how this beer got it’s name. It is bottled by Deschutes Brewery which is located in Bend, Oregon. I decided to contact Deschutes Brewery and see what they had to say about the beer. Here is what I heard back:
We tend to name our beers after local landmarks, weather patterns and time of the day. We named Twilight Summer Ale after the time of day when the sun starts to set and you take a moment to sip this tasty beer and watch the sun set. The label is based on Smith Rock here in Central Oregon. It is a beautiful place to hike, climb, picnic and sip on a summer ale.
This is from Twilight: “It’s twilight,” Edward murmured. “It’s the safest time of day for us,” he said. “The easiest time. But also the saddest in a way…the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable.”
Coincidence? Maybe. But I like to think that someone in the group of people who named the beer was a Twilight fan. Or, at least had Twilight on their mind.