Marketing/PRReceived: The Abyss 2010

Forgot to mention this the other day (been busy with the Advent Beer Calendar!): I received a bottle of this year’s The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery. I had stopped in to the release party last week and had a glass of it on nitro (pretty amazing) and picked up a … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 5: Fireside Chat

Here in the United States, December 5th is regarded as Repeal Day—the day the 21st Amendment to our Constitution was ratified, which repealed the 18th Amendment—thus ending the “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition in the U.S. To commemorate the anniversary I decided to pick a beer from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 4: Jewbelation 14

Today’s pick comes from Brewed for Thought‘s and the Hop Press‘ Mario Rubio, and he’s selected a beer that’s perfect for Hanukkah. Mario lends a hand again this year with the Advent Beer Calendar, and his excellent selection for today is Schmaltz Brewing’s Jewbelation 14: This year’s beer was brewed … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #46: An Unexpected Discovery

Today being the first Friday of December, it’s time for The Session—“Beer Blogging Friday”—where beer bloggers across the web collaboratively write about a common beer-themed topic. This is the 46th edition of The Session, and this month’s theme comes to us from Burgers and Brews: An Unexpected Discovery. What I … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 3: Ebenezer Spiced Ale

Ebenezer Scrooge is the miserly, greedy, misanthropic main character of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, who after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas repents his ways and embraces the Christmas spirit with generosity and kindness. As iconic a Christmas-related character as you’ll find in literature, there are a handful … Continue reading