HomebrewingFermentation Friday: The best beer

Today (after a late start for me) is Fermentation Friday, a group blogging effort for which beer bloggers write on a given homebrewing topic. This month’s topic comes from The Panhandle Beer Snob and Redneck Brewery: What, in the opinion of others, is the best beer you have ever made … Continue reading

UncategorizedRecently received

Chronicling a couple of the recent PR packages I’ve received, one which actually came two weeks ago while we were in Florida and one that came yesterday. First up is the Michelob beers… which, for some reason, I didn’t take a picture of. Two bottles: Michelob Pale Ale and Michelob … Continue reading

UncategorizedThe Dissident: September 2nd

Speaking of Deschutes (right on the heels of the previous post press release), they twittered last night—and have an update on their home page—that The Dissident is bottled, waxed, and will be available on September 2nd: After much anticipation, Deschutes Brewery is proud to introduce its wildest brew yet – … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Deschutes Brewery’s HOP TRIP 2008

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly that time of year already… Now with Salmon-Safe Certified Fresh Hops Deschutes Brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, Hop Trip, returns to the Bond Street Series line-up this October for its fourth season. This is a much-awaited return for the Deschutes team, as the arrival … Continue reading

Press ReleasesCatching up on the press releases…

So you all have probably noticed that I just ran two press releases, and I have at least two more to run (tomorrow). I’m still going through a backlog of email that accumulated while I was gone a week and more stuff seems to keep coming in. I know the … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Batemans Brewery Returns to the USA Market

Batemans Good Honest Ales® Return to U.S. After 10-Year Absence Arrival Scheduled for September 2008 Batemans Brewery of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, England and SBS-Imports of Seattle, Washington are pleased to announce the return of Batemans Ales to United States after a ten-year absence. Batemans flagship Triple XB (XXXB) Classic Pale Ale … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: St Austell Brewery joins Gold rush

St Austell Brewery are delighted to announce they have won two “Gold Awards” for their bottled ale Proper Job and Admirals Ale in the prestigious Taste of the West Awards. The two brews could not be more different in flavour and style. Proper Job is a 5.5% abv traditional IPA … Continue reading

ReviewsBudweiser American Ale

There’s been a number of people waiting to hear my review/verdict on the new Budweiser American Ale—Anheuser-Busch‘s first foray into ale brewing under the Budweiser label. So here we go. At the risk of ruining the surprise, I’ll come right out of the gate confirming that this is a straight-up … Continue reading

BreweriesWildfire Brewing has to change its name

Bend, Oregon-based Wildfire Brewing (who just celebrated their one year anniversary) is going to have to change their name. The news didn’t appear locally (i.e., here in Central Oregon), rather from an online news site based in Montana: Bend’s Wildfire Brewery Forced To Change Name. Wildfire restaurants – a chain … Continue reading