The newly-released 2015 version of Deschutes Brewery’s The Stoic arrived for me this week: It’s the latest in their Reserve Series and is a hefty 10.9% abv in strength. I’d tried the sampler at the Pub when it was release, back-t0-back with the 2011 The Stoic and the more-recent Not The Stoic. It’s very good, but needs some aging on it. Here’s the description from their page: Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Marketing/PR
A bottle of this year’s batch of Foray IPA from Deschutes Brewery arrived today, freshly minted for the summer season: It’s available now through September, and I’ll have notes to post soon.
I got a package of swag from 10 Barrel Brewing today, promoting their new “Locals Only IPA” which is apparently a specialty IPA that will only be available on tap at selected venues here in Bend (Oregon). It’s a shirt, “Locals Only” badge, and a growler. According to the flyer included, “In order to get your hands on this beer you’ll need to prove you’re a local (and 21+ of course) by showing a valid ID.” … Continue reading →
The samples are rolling in this week, with the latest set coming from Deschutes Brewery: their seasonal Twilight Summer Ale. It’s still a little early for summer—we had weird “thunder snow” cold stormy weather yesterday, when these arrived—but not as early as some years when I’m seeing bottles of Twilight on the shelves by mid-April. At least right now summer is only just over a month away. Twilight is always a crowd favorite, however, and … Continue reading →
This is first time I’ve received beer from Southern California’s Karl Strauss Brewing: Their Mosaic Session Ale is “he latest release in the hoppy playground we call our Coastal Reserve Series” and is now available year-round, brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops (which are insanely popular right now). I’d question the “Session Ale” aspect at 5.5% abv, but then again Full Sail’s Session Lager is 5.1% abv so what can you do? Looking forward to sampling this … Continue reading →