Monthly Archives: September 2009

Press Release: Widmer Brothers Launches Limited Release Series

50 Signed Commemorative Bottles to be Discovered on Store Shelves The Widmer brothers have just finished aging a small batch of Cherry Oak Doppelbock, the first release in the brewery’s new Brothers’ Reserve limited-edition series. The 22 ounce bottles are set to arrive in stores across the country beginning October 5. The Brothers’ Reserve line gives founders and brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer a chance to play with new styles and premium ingredients, showcasing their … Continue reading →

Press Release: Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale 2009-2010

This is the 20th year that the arrival of Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale has heralded shorter days and the end of the warm months – Winter Welcome was the first imported winter seasonal beer, first brought to the US in 1990. Winter Welcome’s rich honey-amber color; creamy, complex flavor and firm strength; the incomparable Samuel Smith signature of great balance and refinement . . . these are reasons to look forward to fires, warm … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

Yesterday I reviewed 21st Amendment’s IPA, and today it’s their watermelon beer getting the treatment: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat. (Told you it was punny.) I’ve tried this beer several times on tap: at the Oregon Brewers Festival in past years and more recently at The Abbey Pub here in Bend. Every time I’ve tried it, I honestly don’t see what the big deal is; the way I’ve heard people talk about it, I always … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Canned Beer Festival

Apparently there’s going to be a Canned Beer Festival taking place on October 23rd in Reno, Nevada, and being put on by Reno’s own Buckbean Brewing Company. I picked up the story from KevBrews, who in turn ran the press release itself. Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will bring to Reno this October the first ever CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the first international beer judging and tasting for canned beer, … Continue reading →

Press Release: Karlfest is a Beer Fest with Soul

For the sixth year in a row, Karl Strauss Brewing Company will be celebrating a Southern California version of Oktoberfest with quality craft beer, tasty grub, and live indie rock, all while raising money for a good cause. This year’s Karlfest benefits the Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter and will take place in front of the company’s Costa Mesa Brewery Restaurant on Saturday October 3, 2009 from 12-4pm. Karlfest goes beyond a tribute to … Continue reading →