Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Recently received beers

I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, containing two 22-ounce bottles each of MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, IPA, BlackWatch Cream Porter, and Royal Anne Cherry Stout. I’m looking forward to drinking all of … Continue reading →

Received: Crux Banished Series bottles

This impressive package came today, courtesy of Crux Fermentation Project: Three of the just-released bottles that were released last weekend, two¬†of them being their new “Banished” series of beers (barrel-aged specialties). The beers are (left to right): Freakcake: Oud Bruin aged in bourbon barrels with Brett and dried fruits Doublecross: Pinot barrel aged version on the strong Belgian-style Dark Half Hitch: Imperial IPA with Mosaic hops I’m looking forward to trying all of these and … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Hop Henge, 2014 edition

Yes, even though it’s still the final month of 2013, I received a bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Hop Henge Experimental IPA: This year’s “monument to hops” is 9.3% abv and 99 IBUs, and brewed with Chinook hops and two as-yet-unnamed experimental hop varieties. I’ll have more to note when I drink it.

Received this week: Local winter ales

I was fortunate to pick up a couple of (complimentary/marketing) winter seasonal beers this week from Worthy Brewing and McMenamins Old St. Francis School: I stopped in at Worthy on Thursday after work to try the premier release of their new Powder Keg Winter Ale, a “winter IPA” that’s 7.1% abv, and ran into both my friend Lindsay Landgraf (Worthy’s social media and PR person) and Brewmaster Chad Kennedy. We chatted up beer and the … Continue reading →

The United States of Beer (a la 33 Beers)

I’ve been remiss on blogging about one of the coolest things to come my way for a while now: The United States of Beer Tasting Map, from 33 Books (the maker of the excellent 33 Beers tasting booklets). This one was sent to me to check out and review (if I so chose) and I received it right about the beginning of October (told you I’d been remiss!): If you remember the novel tasting idea … Continue reading →