Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Hollow Jack Pumpkin Cider

The latest seasonal limited cider creation from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Their new Hollow Jack pumpkin cider, made with both pumpkins and sweet potatoes (as well as spices).

Marketing/PRReceived: Three Deschutes beers for Fall

Three beers from Deschutes Brewery arrived today, all seasonally appropriate: Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA, the latest Armory XPA variant, and Sagefight Imperial IPA. I already have some opinions and comments about two of these, but I’ll save those for a review…

Marketing/PRReceived: Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider

This must be the year of cider, particularly as I seem to be on the cider PR list these days. These came yesterday from Angry Orchard: Two bottles of their new Easy Apple cider, a “less sweet, easy-drinking cider” that’s sessionable at 4.2% abv. And “apple forward.” I will report … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Hoptopia (book)

Just in time for hop harvest season, this new book arrived this week: Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, by Peter Kopp. I’m excited to read this one, not least of which because it’s about Oregon’s beer-related history.¬†Oh, and I happened to write a book … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA

These just came today, a brand-new beer from Deschutes Brewery: Hopzeit Autumn IPA, which is a cross between an Oktoberfest-styled beer and an IPA. I have not had this beer at all yet, which is somewhat surprising since in recent years Deschutes has tested a number of recipes for new … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: McMenamins’ new cans

These arrived this past Friday: The new canned offerings from McMenamins, their Ruby Ale and Hammerhead Ale. There is also a contest for the month of August, “Share photos of you and the shiny new McMenamins cans, tagged #McMenaCANS, for a chance to win prizes and gift cards.” I rather … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cot in the Act

The latest summer seasonal from Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Cot in the Act is their apricot cider, and they say: “each gallon packs two pounds of Washington- grown, ripe and juicy Rival Apricots.” Should be tasty!

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII

Came today: this year’s anniversary beer from Bend’s Deschutes Brewery: It occurs to me I have several years’ worth of these in the “cellar,” perhaps it’s time for a vertical tasting?

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.