This must be the year of cider, particularly as I seem to be on the cider PR list these days. These came yesterday from Angry Orchard: Two bottles of their new Easy Apple cider, a “less sweet, easy-drinking cider” that’s sessionable at 4.2% abv. And “apple forward.” I will report … Continue reading
Just in time for hop harvest season, this new book arrived this week: Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, by Peter Kopp. I’m excited to read this one, not least of which because it’s about Oregon’s beer-related history. Oh, and I happened to write a book … Continue reading
These just came today, a brand-new beer from Deschutes Brewery: Hopzeit Autumn IPA, which is a cross between an Oktoberfest-styled beer and an IPA. I have not had this beer at all yet, which is somewhat surprising since in recent years Deschutes has tested a number of recipes for new … Continue reading
These arrived this past Friday: The new canned offerings from McMenamins, their Ruby Ale and Hammerhead Ale. There is also a contest for the month of August, “Share photos of you and the shiny new McMenamins cans, tagged #McMenaCANS, for a chance to win prizes and gift cards.” I rather … Continue reading
The latest summer seasonal from Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Cot in the Act is their apricot cider, and they say: “each gallon packs two pounds of Washington- grown, ripe and juicy Rival Apricots.” Should be tasty!
Came today: this year’s anniversary beer from Bend’s Deschutes Brewery: It occurs to me I have several years’ worth of these in the “cellar,” perhaps it’s time for a vertical tasting?
These new ones came this week: Redhook‘s latest, their red, white, and blue-themed American Pale Ale just in time for the holiday.
This came yesterday: From Small Town Brewery, who has been on fire lately with their “Not Your Father’s” products. I will say I’ve had their Root Beer and couldn’t finish a bottle—too sweet and cloying. But I will definitely try this and report on it.
Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse has been on a roll lately, releasing a number of seasonals (for which I have some reviews coming up), rolling out a new package design, and adding to their can line-up. The latest to hit cans is their Made Marion cider, a six-pack of which arrived … Continue reading
There’s a new edition of the 33 Beers tasting books out for beer: the Professional Edition. I received several complimentary booklets today: Not only are these made with a special water- and beer-proof paper—actually “made from the same stuff milk jugs are made of” — but they also contain a … Continue reading