Continuing in the trend of getting packages of beer while being out of town, Deschutes Brewery sent along this year’s Jubelale: One of my favorite winter beers (though showing up in September, I know), and this year’s label is really cool: to celebrate Jubelale’s 25th year, Bend artist Kaycee Anseth created it by using scraps of Jubelale labels from past years. Sort of a label mosaic, and some of the most unique artwork method employed … Continue reading →
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This came today: Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV anniversary ale, an imperial porter brewed with chocolate, dates, and figs. Which I have sampled and written a bit about here. It’s a good beer, and I’m looking forward to opening up this bottle.
A box from Widmer came today, containing these four summer-themed beers plus another imperial pint glass (not shown): The new Rotator Shaddock IPA (brewed with grapefruit peel), Hefeweizen (a classic), Marionberry Hibiscus Gose (which I’m excited about), and this year’s Citra Blonde Summer Brew. Looking forward to drinking and reviewing these as the weather heats up!
Following up on the Twilight Ale I received recently from Deschutes Brewery, this came yesterday: This year’s Hop in the Dark CDA. 6.5% abv, 70 IBUs, and if you’re interested they also have a homebrew version of the recipe online: just remember to get the same results they do, you need to cold-steep the black barley overnight to extract the color without the astringency. And you should toast your own oats too.
I received these on Friday: Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA in cans. The accompanying paperwork is amusing; there’s a photo of a crushed Long Hammer can stuck to a… wall of gum I guess. And the release says: Where do you crush Redhook? Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA cans were specially designed to weigh much less being packed out than packed in, which means beer drinkers can enjoy Redhook in lots of new places – especially those … Continue reading →