Marketing/PRReceived: Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider

This must be the year of cider, particularly as I seem to be on the cider PR list these days. These came yesterday from Angry Orchard: Two bottles of their new Easy Apple cider, a “less sweet, easy-drinking cider” that’s sessionable at 4.2% abv. And “apple forward.” I will report … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA: Review and event

Today here in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their “Hopzeit Autumn IPA Celebration” (release party) at their Bend Pub, where they are pouring free samples of their new fall seasonal all day long. Full pints are available too, of course. Deschutes had recently sent me bottles of Hopzeit, so in conjunction with … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Hoptopia (book)

Just in time for hop harvest season, this new book arrived this week: Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, by Peter Kopp. I’m excited to read this one, not least of which because it’s about Oregon’s beer-related history. Oh, and I happened to write a book … Continue reading

BreweriesJapanese brewers in Oregon

During this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, the International Tent welcomed six craft brewers from Japan for the first time, each bringing two of their beers to pour at the festival (except Iwate Kura Beer which only brought one). And on Thursday, the 28th during the OBF, Belmont Station hosted a meet-and-greet event with the … Continue reading

EventsBend Brewfest (and print article)

Today marks the kick off of the annual Bend Brewfest, featuring three days of beers at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater from 75 different breweries. The usual beer festival details apply: Entry is free, but to drink the mug and five tasting tokens is $20 Additional tokens cost $5 for 5 … Continue reading

BloggingBeer Bloggers Conference – Day 2

After day 1, we started bright and early on day 2 with two breakout sessions. I went to “Increase Your Followers and Engagement on Social Media” and “Shareworthy (and Awesome) Visual Content Creation with Little to No Budget.” I learned about how things change and you should post new content and design, … Continue reading

BloggingBeer Bloggers Conference – Day 1

(Apologies for a later than normal wrap-up blog post. It’s been quite the busy summer for our family!) After having a rough start to our trip, we had a few hours of sleep and then went downstairs to the conference rooms to say hello to friends we have known from … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA

These just came today, a brand-new beer from Deschutes Brewery: Hopzeit Autumn IPA, which is a cross between an Oktoberfest-styled beer and an IPA. I have not had this beer at all yet, which is somewhat surprising since in recent years Deschutes has tested a number of recipes for new … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: McMenamins’ new cans

These arrived this past Friday: The new canned offerings from McMenamins, their Ruby Ale and Hammerhead Ale. There is also a contest for the month of August, “Share photos of you and the shiny new McMenamins cans, tagged #McMenaCANS, for a chance to win prizes and gift cards.” I rather … Continue reading