Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale

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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale

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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: “Mastering Homebrew” review copy

Towards the end of last week I received a review copy of Randy Mosher’s latest book, Mastering Homebrew: These days there are a lot of homebrewing books on the market so I’m a bit leery of new ones that appear simply because you reach a point where what can be … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing Summer SMASH Pale Ale

This arrived for me while I was in Portland at the CBC: The new single malt and single hop pale ale from Portland Brewing, their Summer S.M.A.S.H. It’s brewed with Goldpils Vienna malt and Simcoe hops, to 5.6% abv and 35 IBUs. It’s available as of April 1 through mid-August. I … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA

This arrived in the mail on Friday: Two bottles of Deschutes Brewery’s newly-bottled and popular Pinedrops IPA, paired with a Hydro Flask “True Pint”—a vacuum-insulated metallic pint “glass” apparently engineered to improve the beer drinking experience. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I do I’ll report on what I … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Jubel 2015

The latest from Deschutes Brewery‘s Reserve Series came to the house today: Jubel 2015 (the “Super Jubel”): Here’s the description: Affectionately referred to as “Super Jubel”, Jubel 2015 is an imperial take on our festive winter ale. Notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates and figs are complemented by spicy and … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: A very personalized beer

At the end of last week, probably the most unique beer I’ve ever received arrived from AC Golden, the specialty brewing arm of MillerCoors: Here’s a closeup of that label: Very cool, I have to say. Russian Imperial Stout, aged in white oak whiskey barrels. I saw some others on … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA

At the end of last week (just in time for the holidays!) the latest seasonals from Deschutes Brewery arrived at the door: Hop Henge and Red Chair NWPA, both tasty beers that I’ll have some notes about soon.

Marketing/PRReceived: Several beers in time for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you! This week I received not one but three different beer packages just in time for the holiday! I’ll be drinking one or more of them today and this weekend. Here’s what arrived: The 2014 edition of The Abyss, from Deschutes Brewery. This year’s batch of Kris … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Zarabanda

This past week I received the latest collaboration brew from Deschutes Brewery: Zarabanda! (Technically there is no exclamation point in the name but it feels like there should be.) It is styled as a uniquely-spiced saison, is 6.7% abv, and is apparently available year-round. Here’s the Brewery’s description: We looked … Continue reading