Monthly Archives: March 2007

Full Sail LTD Series #1: Bock

To commemorate 21 years of brewing (seems to be going around), Full Sail is releasing a Limited Series of beers this year, their LTD Series. The first bottling is a medium-bodied, malty 6.4% alcohol Bock style of beer. Appearance: Very clear, orange-brown. Very clear. Thin head, it’s light tan. Leaves a ring. Smell: Clean, with some hops. Soap? Very low aroma profile. Taste: Very clean, with a bitter pilsner profile over darker malt. My first … Continue reading →

The New Here’s to Beer site

I’m not the first to be writing about the new Here’s to Beer website—both Stan and Jay have beaten me to the punch (Jay’s review is comprehensive)—and I’m sure I won’t be the last, but I thought I’d throw my two cents in. Especially since the folks behind it took the time to fill out my contact form with the pointer to the site and a quick note about it—which they’ve done with other bloggers, … Continue reading →

Old Fezziwig Ale

Samuel Adams describes their seasonal Old Fezziwig Ale as "spicy and bold, a big Christmas cookie of a beer." It’s a brown ale style of beer sitting at a warm 5.9% alcohol, and comes in their seasonal packs during the holiday season. Appearance: Clear brown with garnet tints. Tan head, smooth, collapsed relatively quickly. Smell: Spicy and malty. Hint of cinnamon; toffee; molasses?; maple syrup. Taste: Brown ale with a kick. Black pepper at the … Continue reading →

The next Session: Dubbels

Alan over at A Good Beer Blog is hosting April’s Session and has announced the topic: Dubbels. Good choice, but one I didn’t really see coming. It’s all good. References: BeerAdvocate, Wikipedia.

Press Release: MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company Turning 21 Years Old

This is pretty cool. MacTarnahan’s is one of the "old guard" in Oregon and this Mac’s Madness party on the 14th sounds like a lot of fun. Congrats Mac’s! Birthday Celebration Featuring Portland Favorite MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale Portland, OR — March 1, 2007 — MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company, an affiliate of Pyramid Breweries Inc., today announced the reintroduction of the award-winning MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale to mark the Company’s 21st birthday. The Company also invites new and … Continue reading →