Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: 2 Towns Sun’s Out Saison

The latest limited release from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived at the doorstep yesterday, and it’s something of a crossover cider: Sun’s Out Saison. Here’s a snip from the press release: Sun’s Out Saison is made with tart, fresh-pressed Northwest apples fermented on peaches with an authentic French saison yeast. Roll up your sleeves, or better yet, rip ‘em off to get ready for this unfiltered, dry, slightly spicy and phenolic cider, with lots of big, … Continue reading →

Received: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cherried Away

This week, two bottles of Cherried Away, the spring seasonal cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, arrived at the front door: 2 Towns is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and describe their Cherried Away in the press release as: This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases its spring seasonal, Cherried Away, a sour cherry and hibiscus hard cider. Made with fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples, sour Montmorency cherries and whole hibiscus blossoms, the Cherried Away boasts bold flavors … Continue reading →

Received: IPAs from Coronado Brewing

Beer sent and acquired today from Coronado Brewing out of San Diego was three bottles’ worth, two of their latest seasonal Imperial IPA, Sock Knocker, and the third another of one they previously sent, Stingray IPA. I can already tell you the Stingray IPA is quite good; I have high hops for the Sock Knocker as well.

Received: 10 Barrel Riding Solo

A bottle of the latest beer released by 10 Barrel Brewing arrived this week: Their new spring seasonal, Riding Solo, a single hop pale ale brewed with Comet hops—an older variety, actually, supposedly citrusy with “wild American” flavors. I’m not certain I’ve had a Comet-hopped beer before; will know more when I drink it.

Received: Portland Brewing Raise the Roost

This is the second bottle Portland Brewing sent to me; the first was damaged and leaked and had to be disposed of (no, not by drinking—sent back to UPS where they disposed of it): Their new Belgian-style Red Ale, Raise the Roost, their spring seasonal. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever had a beer with chickens on the label; I don’t think I have, unless there’s an obvious one I can’t remember. (Old Speckled Hen … Continue reading →