Monthly Archives: May 2009

Jamaica Stout

Jamaica Stout is a strong Foreign-Style Stout brewed in Kingston, Jamaica (naturally enough) by Big City Brewing, though you won’t find it on their current site—either it’s too new or it’s brewed for exclusive export to the U.S. (It came in my Beer of the Month package several months back.) The bottle says it’s 7.6% alcohol by volume, but the beer review sites both say 8%. Appearance: Brown-black with cola highlights. Tan head that broke … Continue reading →

Press Release: The Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Brewers’ Guild Team Up to Create the Maine Beer Trail

The Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Brewers’ Guild announce the Maine Beer Trail. This new trail spotlights the high quality and creative diversity of fresh, hand-crafted, Maine-made beer. The purpose of the Trail is to attract visitors to Maine to enjoy the vibrant micro and craft brewing industry found throughout the state. The Maine Beer Trail brochure provides a simple guide to more than a dozen of the state’s breweries and brew pubs. Brochures … Continue reading →

Press Release: Deschutes Brewery Taps Two New Agencies of Record

Following a competitive review, Deschutes Brewery has selected NORTH and Campbell Consulting Group, Inc. as its agencies of record for creative and public relations. NORTH, based in Portland, Ore., will be responsible for developing brand communications that resonate with existing and potential craft beer drinkers. Campbell Consulting, based in Bend, Ore., will be responsible for generating print, broadcast, and online media coverage that communicates the Deschutes brand. “Both of these agencies have demonstrated a passion … Continue reading →

Hot Rocks Lager and Rocksy (Bend Brewing Company)

This weekend I had a chance to try the two steinbiers (“stone beers”) that were on tap at Bend Brewing Company—these were collaborative beers co-brewed by Tonya Cornett of BBC and  Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey. They brewed the first beer, Hot Rocks Lager, down at the San Marcos location of Lost Abbey, and the other, Rocksy, here in Bend. Since hearing about the collaboration, I’ve been dying to try the beers. The gist of … Continue reading →

Press Release: Deschutes Brews Now Available in Utah & San Antonio

Deschutes Brewery‘s two flagship beers, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, are now available in San Antonio, Texas and throughout the state of Utah. “Coming originally to Oregon from Utah, I feel very proud to be able to bring great beer back to a state we love,” says Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. “And we’re proud to be on tap alongside some of San Antonio’s fine local brews.” In … Continue reading →