Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: 10 Barrel Riding Solo

A bottle of the latest beer released by 10 Barrel Brewing arrived this week: Their new spring seasonal, Riding Solo, a single hop pale ale brewed with Comet hops—an older variety, actually, supposedly citrusy with “wild American” flavors. I’m not certain I’ve had a Comet-hopped beer before; will know more when I drink it.

Received: Portland Brewing Raise the Roost

This is the second bottle Portland Brewing sent to me; the first was damaged and leaked and had to be disposed of (no, not by drinking—sent back to UPS where they disposed¬†of it): Their new Belgian-style Red Ale, Raise the Roost, their spring seasonal. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever had a beer with chickens on the label; I don’t think I have, unless there’s an obvious one I can’t remember. (Old Speckled Hen … Continue reading →

Received: Two new beers from Coronado Brewing

San Diego-based Coronado Brewing has been on a roll lately with¬†new beers and the PR end of things, so when I get the email from them about a new beer with samples available, I’m happy to let them know I’ll accept samples. Accordingly I got these two bottles this past weekend: Stingray IPA, and Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, both somewhat imperialized. Handsome labeling, too. I’ll write them up when I drink them.

Received: Coronado Brewing Stupid Stout

Over the holiday weekend, two bottles of Stupid Stout from San Diego’s Coronado Brewing arrived: I’ve enjoyed Coronado’s beers and this is the first time I’ve gotten onto their mailing list. Stupid Stout is a 9% abv Imperial Stout, with this year’s edition launching during San Diego Beer Week. Will report as I drink.

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.