Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: McMenamins Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale (2014)

I picked up a growler of the soon-to-be-released Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale from McMenamins Old St. Francis School today, courtesy of McMenamins: It’s slated to be released this Friday, September 19, but I got the sneak preview (though I haven’t cracked this growler yet—had plans this evening!). Each year the brewing of Thundercone is heralded by the “Running of the Brewers,” celebrating the hop harvest¬†with 1000 pounds of fresh hops “frantically delivered from Sodbuster Farms… … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Jubelales for 2014

The first Jubelales of the season from Deschutes Brewery arrived yesterday, heralding the onset of winter seasonal ales: (At least they didn’t arrive in August like they have in years past!) This is a classic and one of my all-time favorite beers from Deschutes. As the accompanying info sheet notes, this is the 27th bottling of this beer—and it was the first beer ever bottled by the brewery, way back in 1988. They bottled in … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing Noble Scot

This came in from Portland Brewing yesterday: Their fall seasonal, Noble Scot Scottish-style Ale. Available through October 15 in 22-ounce and 12-ounce bottles (as well as on draft), it’s 6.5% abv, brewed with “2-Row Pale, Smoked, Carapils, Roasted Barley, Melanoidin” malts and¬†Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops. Should be a nicely malty and hopefully slightly smoky amber ale. Good style for this time of year (the mornings have gotten nippy!) so I’ll enjoy … Continue reading →

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.