I received a package from Kona Brewing on Friday containing quite a nice arrangement—dovetailing perfectly with my Session post on “beer hype” that it nearly became the subject—and an unexpected one: the first time I believe I’ve received a PR package acknowledging and centering around a beer cocktail. Here’s the unboxing: As you can see, the full spread is interesting: a bottle of Big Wave Golden Ale, surfboard bottle opener, Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain … Continue reading →
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This tidy package arrived for me today from Redhook: A bottle of their Double Black Stout—which last saw the light of day in 2008 and is one of Redhook’s all-time greats—along with a package of whole coffee beans from Seattle’s Caffe Vita (who Redhook teamed up with to brew this coffee stout) and a heavy, stylish coffee (or beer!) mug to accompany them both. Looking forward to drinking this one, and making some coffee with … Continue reading →
This arrived yesterday: McMenamins‘ newly-bottled Black Widow Porter, their Halloween seasonal. It’s also the first time I believe that McMenamins has sent out review samples of their beer (or at least the first time I’ve received one). It’s a porter brewed with licorice and was brewed by every McMenamins brewery for the first time this year, and bottled (obviously).
Several beers from Deschutes Brewery arrived today: Super-fresh bottles of fresh hop beers! Ironically I just bought a bottle of Chasin’ Freshies on Friday but I’m more than happy to drink two. (Or more!)
Okay I didn’t literally receive “the end of the world” but rather an “End of the World Survival Kit” from Shock Top (one of the craft beer divisions of Anheuser-Busch), highlighting their new “End of the World Midnight Wheat” ale. The package comes out of the blue, but the theme doesn’t: I noticed awhile back (about the time I received the Lemon Shandy from them) that the Shock Top website was heavily playing up the … Continue reading →