Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: Cans of Widmer Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Brewing has joined the canned beer movement, and today I received a tidy little package from them highlighting their toe into the canned waters: Hefeweizen in a can. In addition to the two cans of Hefe, you can see the package included a Yeti vacuum-insulated koozie (think “thermos” but in koozie form), a sticker, and a patch (for sewing onto fabric). I’ve always liked Hefeweizen, and I think it’s the perfect Widmer offering … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale

Arriving yesterday: the return of Portland Brewing Company’s SMASH Pale Ale, their summer seasonal: Last year it had the “Summer” in the title, but the ingredients are the same. I might have some notes when I drink it. (See also: review from last year of Summer SMASH.)

Received: Two beers from Three Creeks Brewing

Two beers from Sisters, Oregon-based Three Creeks Brewing arrived today, the first such bottles I’ve received from them: It’s a nice balance of low-to-high in the alcohol range, with Stonefly Session Ale (originally “Stonefly Rye”) at 4.8% and Stampede Strong Ale at 9.1%. (The Stampede incidentally won a gold medal at this year’s Best of Craft Beer Awards—as you can see by the note written in Sharpie on the Stampede flyer.) Stonefly is one of … Continue reading →

Received: 2 Towns Sun’s Out Saison

The latest limited release from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived at the doorstep yesterday, and it’s something of a crossover cider: Sun’s Out Saison. Here’s a snip from the press release: Sun’s Out Saison is made with tart, fresh-pressed Northwest apples fermented on peaches with an authentic French saison yeast. Roll up your sleeves, or better yet, rip ‘em off to get ready for this unfiltered, dry, slightly spicy and phenolic cider, with lots of big, … Continue reading →

Received: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cherried Away

This week, two bottles of Cherried Away, the spring seasonal cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, arrived at the front door: 2 Towns is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and describe their Cherried Away in the press release as: This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases its spring seasonal, Cherried Away, a sour cherry and hibiscus hard cider. Made with fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples, sour Montmorency cherries and whole hibiscus blossoms, the Cherried Away boasts bold flavors … Continue reading →