Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: 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 color SRM reference guide and notations for tracking the color of a beer you drink. The new version will debut during PDX Beer Week coming … Continue reading →

Received: 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 Cellar Series that will primarily be available in our tap room.” The other two are Hop & Stalk, their seasonal cider made with Citra hops … Continue reading →

Received: 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.

Received: Deschutes Brewery Pinot Suave

A bottle of the latest Reserve Series beer from Deschutes Brewery arrived today—the new Pinot Suave: This is a strong Belgian-style ale aged for 18 months in Pinot Noir oak wine barrels with Pinot grape must (the freshly-pressed juice that includes the skins, seeds, everything). I’ve sampled this beer already, at their Bend Pub, and it’s very good, with a definite wine and fruit character.

Received: Redhook Summerhook

I haven’t seen much from Redhook Brewery these days, but a package arrived today out of the blue from them: It’s new this year and styled as a “Golden Rye Ale,” with 4.7% abv and 35 IBUs. The insert in the box also notes that this new beer is also part of an overall packaging refresh Redhook is rolling out. I’ll report more as I drink them.