Press Release: Leinenkugel’s Rolls Out New Sunset Wheat

I don’t know exactly how I got on the distribution list for this press release that came in, but I figured, eh, I’ll run it anyway. CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisc. (April 4, 2006) – Inspired by the rich golden sunsets of the Northwoods, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is adding a … Continue reading

Celebrator Doppelbock

Tonight I opened my bottle of Celebrator Doppelbock. It was as good as I remember. I’m wondering what I’d do with all the plastic goats they come with if I go buy some more… Anyway, straight to my notes: Appearance: Deep red/black—garnet with brown overtones. A dark tan head floated … Continue reading

Spring Beer Fest in Portland

alt.portland points to the Spring Beer & Wine Fest coming up in just two weeks, April 14 and 15, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Sounds like it might be a good visit, similar to the big Oregon Brewers Festival: 12 noon til 11 pm Admission is free from … Continue reading

Mirror Mirror

There’s nothing quite like a big 22-ounce bomber of barleywine to get a nice buzz on. That’s the size of the bottle Deschutes Brewery‘s Mirror Mirror special reserve comes in, which I drank last night. It’s a big beer in a big bottle, and it’s simply amazing. How’s that for … Continue reading

Local craft beer sales

Our local paper The Bulletin had an article yesterday about our local breweries’ sales figures and talks a bit about Deschutes Brewery’s new beers that I blogged about the day before (a nice bit of synchronicity). According to the article, Deschutes’ sales increased 8 percent in 2005, and Cascade Lakes … Continue reading