Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: McMenamins Kris Kringle (2015)

Just in time for the weekend, this year’s edition of McMenamins’ Christmas seasonal ale, Kris Kringle, arrived on Friday the 13th—coinciding neatly with the official release date. The bottled beers from McMenamins come from their Edgefield brewery, but on Saturday I also had the local version at the Old St. Francis School on their 11th birthday beer sampler; it’s a tasty beer and definitely a seasonal local favorite. Looking forward to drinking this bottle.

Received: McMenamins Black Widow Porter (2015)

Now that was good timing—a bottle of McMenamins’ Halloween seasonal, Black Widow Porter, arrived yesterday, coinciding with the October 15 release date. I might pick up a growler of the locally-brewed version to drink side-by-side with this bottle (brewed at the Edgefield brewery in Troutdale).

Received: Deschutes Jubelale 2015

At least it wasn’t August! Yesterday I received a package containing three bottles of this year’s edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s classic Winter Warmer, Jubelale. Too early to enjoy yet? Perhaps, perhaps not. I’m quite sure I’ll be drinking them before too long…

Received: Deschutes Black Butte XXVII and 33 Beers Lunar Eclipse edition

I was out for the better part of a week during the Labor Day weekend (still catching up!) and while gone two beery packages arrived. The first was a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s anniversary beer, Black Butte XXVII, one that has been out on draft since June but only recently bottled. The other was a special edition of the 33 Beers tasting booklet developed just for this month: the Lunar Eclipse edition (black ink on … Continue reading →

Received: Coors Peak Copper Lager

This arrived for me this week from Coors: Their new Coors Peak Copper Lager, their entry into the gluten-free beer market. Brewed with brown rice malt, brown rice, pea protein, and caramel sugar, which surprised me a bit as many (most?) commercial gluten-free options are brewed with sorghum as the base. Haven’t tried one yet but will write about it when I do.