Two bottles of La Mûre from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week, their lambic-style cider originally released last year as part of their limited Cellar Series. Vintaged to 2015, 2 Towns says, “Northwest apples and Oregon-grown Marion blackberries are fermented, then soured with Lactobacillus. Aged in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir barrels … Continue reading
Four bottles of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s latest two seasonals arrived yesterday: Prickle Me Pink^2, a prickly pear and watermelon cider, and the return of their Hop & Stalk (hopped) cider. I’ve had Hop & Stalk before—it’s good—but I am definitely intrigued by this prickly pear/watermelon combo.
Two arrivals this week: Pyramid Brewing’s Reserve Series H7 Imperial IPA (“unfiltered”). Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Slice Summer Ale, a reformulated recipe from last year’s version. (No meyer lemon that I can tell.)
These bottles arrived from 2 Towns Ciderhouse just prior to the weekend: Their new American Farmhouse Cider, Afton Field, the 2014 vintage in their Traditions Line of ciders. In the press release they wrote: Inspired by farmhouse ciders of the pioneer West, Afton Field is a testament to the tenacity … Continue reading
Worthy Brewing‘s latest arrived for me over the weekend, their newly canned Stoker Red Ale—the latest addition to their flagship lineup. Here’s a blurb from the press release which issued last week: Several months ago, Worthy made the hard decision to discontinue their Eruption Imperial Red. Brewmaster Dustin Kellner took … Continue reading
Arrived today, the latest in the Bond Street Series lineup from Deschutes Brewery: Swivelhead Red. The flyer says it’s an India Style Red Ale, 6.5% abv and 70 IBUs, and uses eight different hops: Millennium, Bravo, Willamette, U.S. Tettnang, Crystal, Northern Brewer, Triskel, and Summer. This is definitely one of … Continue reading
The 2017 edition of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s seasonal Cherried Away cider arrived this weekend: About the cider, from the press release: Washington-grown Montmorency sour cherries and hibiscus blossoms mingle beautifully with fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples to sweep you off your feet with lofty tart and floral aromas. For the … Continue reading
The 2017 edition of Portland Brewing’s spring seasonal Raise the Roost arrived early this week. They style it as a Belgian-style Red Ale, brewed to 6.2% abv. I’d received a bottle last year as well, and apparently did not get around to posting my notes about it. I’ll be sure … Continue reading
I received brand-new cans of PCT Porter from Crux Fermentation Project, the newest beer to be added to their canned lineup: The “PCT” in the name stands for Pacific Crest Trail, the 2,659 mile long hiking trail from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. The beer itself is … Continue reading
Two beers from Pyramid Brewing arrived yesterday that I had not yet heard of: Triangulate Citrus Pale Ale, their spring seasonal, and Railroad Avenue Imperial Porter. This latter is the latest in their Brewer’s Reserve series. Very interesting in trying both of these.