Now that was good timing—a bottle of McMenamins’ Halloween seasonal, Black Widow Porter, arrived yesterday, coinciding with the October 15 release date. I might pick up a growler of the locally-brewed version to drink side-by-side with this bottle (brewed at the Edgefield brewery in Troutdale).
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At least it wasn’t August! Yesterday I received a package containing three bottles of this year’s edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s classic Winter Warmer, Jubelale. Too early to enjoy yet? Perhaps, perhaps not. I’m quite sure I’ll be drinking them before too long…
I was out for the better part of a week during the Labor Day weekend (still catching up!) and while gone two beery packages arrived. The first was a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s anniversary beer, Black Butte XXVII, one that has been out on draft since June but only recently bottled. The other was a special edition of the 33 Beers tasting booklet developed just for this month: the Lunar Eclipse edition (black ink on … Continue reading →
This arrived for me this week from Coors: Their new Coors Peak Copper Lager, their entry into the gluten-free beer market. Brewed with brown rice malt, brown rice, pea protein, and caramel sugar, which surprised me a bit as many (most?) commercial gluten-free options are brewed with sorghum as the base. Haven’t tried one yet but will write about it when I do.
The newly-released 2015 version of Deschutes Brewery’s The Stoic arrived for me this week: It’s the latest in their Reserve Series and is a hefty 10.9% abv in strength. I’d tried the sampler at the Pub when it was release, back-t0-back with the 2011 The Stoic and the more-recent Not The Stoic. It’s very good, but needs some aging on it. Here’s the description from their page: Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye … Continue reading →