Monthly Archives: December 2009

Press Release: Aspall Cuvee Chevallier Launch

Aspall Cyder House of Suffolk, England and SBS Imports of Seattle, Washington are pleased to announce the premiere limited release of Aspall Cuvee Chevallier Double Fermented Cyder to United States market. Cuvee Chevallier joins regularly available items Aspall Dry, Demi-Sec, Organic, and Perronelle’s Blush cyders. Cuvee Chevallier is produced from apples that are higher in acid and lower in sugar content – much like the grapes used for Champagne. The double fermentation process increases alcohol … Continue reading →

Received: Red Chair NWPA, Cinder Cone Red

Christmas Eve day I was home from work early and UPS delivered a last-minute Christmas present from Deschutes Brewery: Three bottles of the new Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) and three bottles of the final release of Cinder Cone Red. Red Chair is of course based on the Red Chair IPA they released earlier this year, and is the beer that will be replacing Cinder Cone Red. What’s interesting is that this batch of … Continue reading →

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you all are having a safe and beery holiday.

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 24: DeuS & Young’s Christmas Pudding Ale

This final day’s selection comes from Pete Brown, author of Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind and Hops and Glory, and the newly-minted British Guild of Beer Writers Beer Writer of the Year. Pete was kind enough to send two beers for his Christmas picks, which seems entirely fitting. Merry Christmas! This is really bad of me but my favourite Christmas beer is not technically a Christmas beer at all. I … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 23: Alaskan Barley Wine

Today is my birthday, and as is the tradition for the Advent Calendar, my pick is a vanity beer: not necessarily a holiday beer, but a stellar example of something I’d love to crack open for my birthday. And, as it happens, I have a 2007 bottle (the first year ever bottled) of Alaskan Barley Wine sitting in my fridge right now, which I plan to open tonight. This Barley Wine is a powerhouse of … Continue reading →