Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: Three seasonal specialties from Deschutes Brewery

I’m a little behind on mentioning these, as I actually received them a week ago (last Thursday the 3rd), hand-delivered in fact (I assume they didn’t want them potentially sitting on hot truck over the long holiday weekend). Three of the latest seasonal/specialty bottle offerings from Deschutes Brewery: In order, left to right: Doppel Dinkel Bock, AKA Conflux No. 3; Black Butte XXVI (anniversary beer); and Foray IPA, a Belgian-style IPA. I haven’t yet opened … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing Oregon Honey Beer

The latest seasonal offering from Portland Brewing came for me today from the brewery: Oregon Honey Beer. This is a beer that had been out of rotation for awhile (I believe since 2009); it’s 4.8% abv and brewed with 2-row malt and Oregon honey. Being their summer seasonal, it will be on the shelves only through August.

Received: This year’s batch of Twilight Ale

Even though it’s been only a month or so of spring, I received three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s Twilight Summer Ale yesterday. The “best by” date is July 25, which makes me think it must have only been bottled a few days ago (i.e., April 25), so it really doesn’t get much fresher than this. Although it makes me think of something Tony Lawrence of Boneyard Beer said when I interviewed him for the book; … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing ZigZag River Lager

A tidy little package containing two 12-ounce bottles and one 22-ounce bottle of Portland Brewing’s ZigZag River Lager arrived today. It’s moving to a year-round release schedule and I imagine will be a welcome warm-weather beer (whenever the warmer weather kicks in for good).

Received: Crux [Banished] Better Off Red

I received a package from Crux Fermentation Project over the weekend, containing the latest in their “Banished” series of (barrel-aged) beers: Better Off Red. This is a Flanders-style red ale, 7% abv, described as: Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon┬áPinot Noir barrels for nearly a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes while older versions pick up more … Continue reading →