Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA

These just came today, a brand-new beer from Deschutes Brewery: Hopzeit Autumn IPA, which is a cross between an Oktoberfest-styled beer and an IPA. I have not had this beer at all yet, which is somewhat surprising since in recent years Deschutes has tested a number of recipes for new … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: McMenamins’ new cans

These arrived this past Friday: The new canned offerings from McMenamins, their Ruby Ale and Hammerhead Ale. There is also a contest for the month of August, “Share photos of you and the shiny new McMenamins cans, tagged #McMenaCANS, for a chance to win prizes and gift cards.” I rather … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cot in the Act

The latest summer seasonal from Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Cot in the Act is their apricot cider, and they say: “each gallon packs two pounds of Washington- grown, ripe and juicy Rival Apricots.” Should be tasty!

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII

Came today: this year’s anniversary beer from Bend’s Deschutes Brewery: It occurs to me I have several years’ worth of these in the “cellar,” perhaps it’s time for a vertical tasting?

Marketing/PRReceived: Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

This came yesterday: From Small Town Brewery, who has been on fire lately with their “Not Your Father’s” products. I will say I’ve had their Root Beer and couldn’t finish a bottle—too sweet and cloying. But I will definitely try this and report on it.

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Made Marion – in cans

Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse has been on a roll lately, releasing a number of seasonals (for which I have some reviews coming up), rolling out a new package design, and adding to their can line-up. The latest to hit cans is their Made Marion cider, a six-pack of which arrived … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 33 Beers Professional Edition

There’s a new edition of the 33 Beers tasting books out for beer: the Professional Edition. I received several complimentary booklets today: Not only are these made with a special water- and beer-proof paper—actually “made from the same stuff milk jugs are made of” — but they also contain a … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns specialty ciders

After a weekend with FedEx (they tried to deliver Friday but missed), these were picked up today: The center “Cellar Series” is La Mûre, a Lambic style blackberry hard cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, which I’m frankly excited to try. According to 2 Towns, “We’ve made a small batch for our … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 10 Barrel’s latest releases

The end of last week saw the receipt of a number of 10 Barrel Brewing‘s latest releases: Estonya Imperial Porter, Rose Bois  Grand Cru, cans of Cucumber Crush, and the new summer seasonal, Piña (Pineapple Passion Fruit Summer Ale). Expect to see some writing on several of these.