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

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Sun’s Out Saison

The latest limited release from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived at the doorstep yesterday, and it’s something of a crossover cider: Sun’s Out Saison. Here’s a snip from the press release: Sun’s Out Saison is made with tart, fresh-pressed Northwest apples fermented on peaches with an authentic French saison yeast. Roll … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cherried Away

This week, two bottles of Cherried Away, the spring seasonal cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, arrived at the front door: 2 Towns is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and describe their Cherried Away in the press release as: This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases its spring seasonal, Cherried Away, a sour … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: IPAs from Coronado Brewing

Beer sent and acquired today from Coronado Brewing out of San Diego was three bottles’ worth, two of their latest seasonal Imperial IPA, Sock Knocker, and the third another of one they previously sent, Stingray IPA. I can already tell you the Stingray IPA is quite good; I have high … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 10 Barrel Riding Solo

A bottle of the latest beer released by 10 Barrel Brewing arrived this week: Their new spring seasonal, Riding Solo, a single hop pale ale brewed with Comet hops—an older variety, actually, supposedly citrusy with “wild American” flavors. I’m not certain I’ve had a Comet-hopped beer before; will know more … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing Raise the Roost

This is the second bottle Portland Brewing sent to me; the first was damaged and leaked and had to be disposed of (no, not by drinking—sent back to UPS where they disposed of it): Their new Belgian-style Red Ale, Raise the Roost, their spring seasonal. I’m trying to remember if I’ve … Continue reading