Category Archives: Marketing/PR

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 →

Received: Deschutes Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA

At the end of last week (just in time for the holidays!) the latest seasonals from Deschutes Brewery arrived at the door: Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA, both tasty beers that I’ll have some notes about soon.

Received: Several beers in time for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you! This week I received not one but three different beer packages just in time for the holiday! I’ll be drinking one or more of them today and this weekend. Here’s what arrived: The 2014 edition of The Abyss, from Deschutes Brewery. This year’s batch of Kris Kringle (Traditional Yuletide Ale) from McMenamins, along with a 32-ounce growlette. And finally this slightly more elaborate package from Lompoc Brewing, containing Pamplemousse Citrus IPA: … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Brewery Zarabanda

This past week I received the latest collaboration brew from Deschutes Brewery: Zarabanda! (Technically there is no exclamation point in the name but it feels like there should be.) It is styled as a uniquely-spiced saison, is 6.7% abv, and is apparently available year-round. Here’s the Brewery’s description: We looked to acclaimed Chef José Andrés to help us create a Spanish take on the farmhouse-style saison. The addition of lemon verbena, pink peppercorn, sumac, and … Continue reading →

Received: BlackWatch Cream Porter

These two bottles came just in time for the weekend: Portland Brewing’s BlackWatch Cream Porter, their winter seasonal release. This is a “classic porter” that comes in at 5.3% abv, which you can read more about from head brewer Ryan Pappe here. I posted a review from a four-pack earlier this year, so I’ll be comparing notes of course.