Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Swivelhead Red

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

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Cherried Away (2017)

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

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing Raise the Roost (2017)

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

Marketing/PRReceived: Crux Fermentation Project PCT Porter

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

Marketing/PRReceived: New seasonals from Pyramid Brewing

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.

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale

These three bottles arrived yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s flagship Mirror Pond Pale Ale. I’m not sure of the occasion other than a branding/bottle label refresh. But this is a solid, classic American pale ale that I’m always happy to drink.

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager

The latest beer in Deschutes Brewery’s year-round lineup arrived today: Pacific Wonderland Lager. It is the brewery’s first year-round packaged lager offering, and yes, I’ve seen it in stores here in Bend already. Looking forward to drinking these; I’ve had this beer at the pub (before I knew it was … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes The Abyss 2016

This arrived late-ish last night, the penultimate day of the year: Yes indeed, Deschutes Brewery’s phenomenal imperial stout, The Abyss. Not a bad beer to receive for the final marketing sample of the year. Cheers!

Marketing/PRReceived: Barrel-aged beers and a cider just in time for Christmas

Two of these packages arrived yesterday (on my birthday!) and one I received about a week ago. Pyramid Brewing Barrel-Aged Snow Cap gift set: Worthy Brewing Barrel Aged Dark Muse Imperial Stout (2014 vintage): And Sonoma Cider The Jax — cider inspired by Apple Jacks breakfast cereal: Cheers!