This arrived yesterday: McMenamins‘ newly-bottled Black Widow Porter, their Halloween seasonal. It’s also the first time I believe that McMenamins has sent out review samples of their beer (or at least the first time I’ve received one). It’s a porter brewed with licorice and was brewed by every McMenamins brewery for the first time this year, and bottled (obviously).
Category Archives: Marketing/PR
Several beers from Deschutes Brewery arrived today: Super-fresh bottles of fresh hop beers! Ironically I just bought a bottle of Chasin’ Freshies on Friday but I’m more than happy to drink two. (Or more!)
Okay I didn’t literally receive “the end of the world” but rather an “End of the World Survival Kit” from Shock Top (one of the craft beer divisions of Anheuser-Busch), highlighting their new “End of the World Midnight Wheat” ale. The package comes out of the blue, but the theme doesn’t: I noticed awhile back (about the time I received the Lemon Shandy from them) that the Shock Top website was heavily playing up the … Continue reading →
I stopped in to Deschutes Brewery last night (the Bend Pub of course) for the official Jubelale release and artist signing, something I’ve done for the past few years: the Brewery gives out free poster prints of that year’s label, and the artist is on hand to chat and sign them. So in addition to drinking a tasty pint of Jubelale (thanks, Jason!) I got a chance to chat a bit with the artist, Kaycee … Continue reading →
I received these this evening: A pair of this year’s Winterhook winter seasonal from Washington’s Redhook Brewery. Redhook is one of the grandaddy of American craft breweries, and astoundingly this is the 28th year of Winterhook. Each year the recipe is changed up a bit (in the tradition of such beers) and this year’s is 6% abv with 45 IBUs. I have to say, I rather like Redhook’s new bottles (they’ve been out for a … Continue reading →