Category Archives: Marketing/PR

Received: “Mastering Homebrew” review copy

Towards the end of last week I received a review copy of Randy Mosher’s latest book, Mastering Homebrew: These days there are a lot of homebrewing books on the market so I’m a bit leery of new ones that appear simply because you reach a point where what can be said, probably has been (though approaching the topic from unusual or niche angles can be interesting). That having been said, Mosher’s Radical Brewing is one … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing Summer SMASH Pale Ale

This arrived for me while I was in Portland at the CBC: The new single malt and single hop pale ale from Portland Brewing, their Summer S.M.A.S.H. It’s brewed with Goldpils Vienna malt and Simcoe hops, to 5.6% abv and 35 IBUs. It’s available as of April 1 through mid-August. I should have some tasting notes for it tomorrow.

Received: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA

This arrived in the mail on Friday: Two bottles of Deschutes Brewery’s newly-bottled and popular Pinedrops IPA, paired with a Hydro Flask “True Pint”—a vacuum-insulated metallic pint “glass” apparently engineered to improve the beer drinking experience. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I do I’ll report on what I think. (And the beer, as well!)

Received: Deschutes Jubel 2015

The latest from Deschutes Brewery‘s Reserve Series came to the house today: Jubel 2015 (the “Super Jubel”): Here’s the description: Affectionately referred to as “Super Jubel”, Jubel 2015 is an imperial take on our festive winter ale. Notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates and figs are complemented by spicy and herbal hop aromas. Originally planned as a once-a-decade-ale; we just couldn’t wait another five years. Malt: Pale, Special B, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley Hops: … Continue reading →

Received: A very personalized beer

At the end of last week, probably the most unique beer I’ve ever received arrived from AC Golden, the specialty brewing arm of MillerCoors: Here’s a closeup of that label: Very cool, I have to say. Russian Imperial Stout, aged in white oak whiskey barrels. I saw some others on Facebook had also received personalized labels of this as well. Definitely unique and clever, though I don’t really know much more about this beer—the best … Continue reading →