This Valentine’s Day weekend I received a couple of bottles from Portland Brewing that were appropriate for the holiday: (The roses were ours already.) Rose Hip Gold, their “Belgian-style ale with notes of fruit and spice and a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the kettle.” I had some of this last year after it was (re?) released and enjoyed it though I remember wishing for more Belgian character, or … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Marketing/PR
Two bottles of the first in BridgePort Brewing‘s new Trilogy series, commemorating their 30th anniversary this year, arrived for me this past weekend: This first beer is a Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, 5.2% abv, and the brewery says about it: This dry-hopped pale showcasing crystal hops is beer #1 in our series – made to honor the hop revolution that ignited the craft brewing movement thirty years ago. Slightly spicy with a soft mouthfeel, Trilogy … Continue reading →
I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, containing two 22-ounce bottles each of MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, IPA, BlackWatch Cream Porter, and Royal Anne Cherry Stout. I’m looking forward to drinking all of … Continue reading →
This impressive package came today, courtesy of Crux Fermentation Project: Three of the just-released bottles that were released last weekend, two of them being their new “Banished” series of beers (barrel-aged specialties). The beers are (left to right): Freakcake: Oud Bruin aged in bourbon barrels with Brett and dried fruits Doublecross: Pinot barrel aged version on the strong Belgian-style Dark Half Hitch: Imperial IPA with Mosaic hops I’m looking forward to trying all of these and … Continue reading →
Yes, even though it’s still the final month of 2013, I received a bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Hop Henge Experimental IPA: This year’s “monument to hops” is 9.3% abv and 99 IBUs, and brewed with Chinook hops and two as-yet-unnamed experimental hop varieties. I’ll have more to note when I drink it.