Marketing/PRReceived: Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

This came yesterday: From Small Town Brewery, who has been on fire lately with their “Not Your Father’s” products. I will say I’ve had their Root Beer and couldn’t finish a bottle—too sweet and cloying. But I will definitely try this and report on it.

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Made Marion – in cans

Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse has been on a roll lately, releasing a number of seasonals (for which I have some reviews coming up), rolling out a new package design, and adding to their can line-up. The latest to hit cans is their Made Marion cider, a six-pack of which arrived … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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.

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Cans of Widmer Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Brewing has joined the canned beer movement, and today I received a tidy little package from them highlighting their toe into the canned waters: Hefeweizen in a can. In addition to the two cans of Hefe, you can see the package included a Yeti vacuum-insulated koozie (think “thermos” … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale

Arriving yesterday: the return of Portland Brewing Company’s SMASH Pale Ale, their summer seasonal: Last year it had the “Summer” in the title, but the ingredients are the same. I might have some notes when I drink it. (See also: review from last year of Summer SMASH.)

Marketing/PRReceived: Two beers from Three Creeks Brewing

Two beers from Sisters, Oregon-based Three Creeks Brewing arrived today, the first such bottles I’ve received from them: It’s a nice balance of low-to-high in the alcohol range, with Stonefly Session Ale (originally “Stonefly Rye”) at 4.8% and Stampede Strong Ale at 9.1%. (The Stampede incidentally won a gold medal … Continue reading