Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes The Abyss 2016

This arrived late-ish last night, the penultimate day of the year: Yes indeed, Deschutes Brewery’s phenomenal imperial stout, The Abyss. Not a bad beer to receive for the final marketing sample of the year. Cheers!

Marketing/PRReceived: Barrel-aged beers and a cider just in time for Christmas

Two of these packages arrived yesterday (on my birthday!) and one I received about a week ago. Pyramid Brewing Barrel-Aged Snow Cap gift set: Worthy Brewing Barrel Aged Dark Muse Imperial Stout (2014 vintage): And Sonoma Cider The Jax — cider inspired by Apple Jacks breakfast cereal: Cheers!

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Red Chair NWPA (2016)

Arrived this weekend, the 2016/2017 edition of Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair NWPA: Red Chair is out now, filling the void left by Jubelale which has apparently sold out already (or nearly so). Red Chair is a perennial fan favorite after all. I imagine I will have some notes as I … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Pyramid Snow Cap

Arrived this past holiday week: Pyramid Brewing‘s annual classic winter warmer, Snow Cap: This year is Snow Cap’s 30th anniversary—quite a milestone for any beer!—and in addition to classic Snow Cap, the brewery is releasing Super Snow Cap (8.7% abv) and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap (10%). Unfortunately while I did … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Savîle Rumtini cocktail drink

This past week I received a bottle of a distinctly non-beer beverage: Savîle Rumtini, a citrus-infused pre-mixed rum cocktail drink. The backstory involves its inventor, hairstylist Dee Tutt, who spent 30 years perfecting this recipe. I’m not exactly sure how this ties into beer, or how (if) it fits into The Brew … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Two Guinness specialties

Two new specialty beers from Guinness arrived this week: Rye Pale Ale, and Antwerpen Stout. Will be interesting to try these, though I’m more looking forward to the stout.

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Jubelale (2016)

In addition to Halloween, it’s now officially winter beer season as well, as these arrived yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale is one of my favorite winter beers, and I’m pleased that this year it’s arriving in October rather than August!

Marketing/PRReceived: McMenamins Black Widow Porter (2016)

This came last week in fact: McMenamins‘ annual Halloween seasonal, Black Widow Porter. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first brewing of this beer, at the Thompson Brewery in Salem. In addition to the bottled version, each of the breweries also brewed Black Widow to serve on draft, … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns, 1 Book

Two different press/media arrivals last week: The Book of Dangerous Cocktails, and the imperial winter/holiday cider Nice & Naughty from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Not sure if there’s a theme. I will note neither of these things have much to do with beer directly; a quick check of the index of … Continue reading