I received a package from Crux Fermentation Project over the weekend, containing the latest in their “Banished” series of (barrel-aged) beers: Better Off Red. This is a Flanders-style red ale, 7% abv, described as: Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels for nearly a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes while older versions pick up more … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Marketing/PR
These arrived yesterday afternoon from Deschutes Brewery: A bottle each of the new year-round offerings being released in 22-ounce bombers: Pine Mountain Pilsner, Armory XPA, and (the return of) Cinder Cone Red Ale. All good beers I’m glad to see in bottles.
It had been awhile since I received a PR package of beer with the type of flair that those from Shock Top usually come in—but today I received a bottle of their latest offering coming out, Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. I’ll drink and write about the beer itself in a later post, and just let the pictures of the unboxing speak for themselves. Well, one additional note: In case you were wondering, no, I can’t … Continue reading →
Three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s newest year-round addition arrived yesterday: Fresh Squeezed IPA. This is arriving on the shelves and on draft year-round starting this month—the first of the brewery’s Bond Street series of beers to do so. This is one tasty beer and a worthy addition to the lineup.
This Valentine’s Day weekend I received a couple of bottles from Portland Brewing that were appropriate for the holiday: (The roses were ours already.) Rose Hip Gold, their “Belgian-style ale with notes of fruit and spice and a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the kettle.” I had some of this last year after it was (re?) released and enjoyed it though I remember wishing for more Belgian character, or … Continue reading →