Four bottles of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s latest two seasonals arrived yesterday: Prickle Me Pink^2, a prickly pear and watermelon cider, and the return of their Hop & Stalk (hopped) cider. I’ve had Hop & Stalk before—it’s good—but I am definitely intrigued by this prickly pear/watermelon combo.
Two arrivals this week: Pyramid Brewing’s Reserve Series H7 Imperial IPA (“unfiltered”). Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Slice Summer Ale, a reformulated recipe from last year’s version. (No meyer lemon that I can tell.)
These bottles arrived from 2 Towns Ciderhouse just prior to the weekend: Their new American Farmhouse Cider, Afton Field, the 2014 vintage in their Traditions Line of ciders. In the press release they wrote: Inspired by farmhouse ciders of the pioneer West, Afton Field is a testament to the tenacity … Continue reading
Worthy Brewing‘s latest arrived for me over the weekend, their newly canned Stoker Red Ale—the latest addition to their flagship lineup. Here’s a blurb from the press release which issued last week: Several months ago, Worthy made the hard decision to discontinue their Eruption Imperial Red. Brewmaster Dustin Kellner took … Continue reading
Arrived today, the latest in the Bond Street Series lineup from Deschutes Brewery: Swivelhead Red. The flyer says it’s an India Style Red Ale, 6.5% abv and 70 IBUs, and uses eight different hops: Millennium, Bravo, Willamette, U.S. Tettnang, Crystal, Northern Brewer, Triskel, and Summer. This is definitely one of … Continue reading
The 2017 edition of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s seasonal Cherried Away cider arrived this weekend: About the cider, from the press release: Washington-grown Montmorency sour cherries and hibiscus blossoms mingle beautifully with fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples to sweep you off your feet with lofty tart and floral aromas. For the … Continue reading
The 2017 edition of Portland Brewing’s spring seasonal Raise the Roost arrived early this week. They style it as a Belgian-style Red Ale, brewed to 6.2% abv. I’d received a bottle last year as well, and apparently did not get around to posting my notes about it. I’ll be sure … Continue reading
I received brand-new cans of PCT Porter from Crux Fermentation Project, the newest beer to be added to their canned lineup: The “PCT” in the name stands for Pacific Crest Trail, the 2,659 mile long hiking trail from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. The beer itself is … Continue reading
Two beers from Pyramid Brewing arrived yesterday that I had not yet heard of: Triangulate Citrus Pale Ale, their spring seasonal, and Railroad Avenue Imperial Porter. This latter is the latest in their Brewer’s Reserve series. Very interesting in trying both of these.
These three bottles arrived yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s flagship Mirror Pond Pale Ale. I’m not sure of the occasion other than a branding/bottle label refresh. But this is a solid, classic American pale ale that I’m always happy to drink.