I was out for the better part of a week during the Labor Day weekend (still catching up!) and while gone two beery packages arrived. The first was a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s anniversary beer, Black Butte XXVII, one that has been out on draft since June but only recently bottled. The other was a special edition of the 33 Beers tasting booklet developed just for this month: the Lunar Eclipse edition (black ink on … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Marketing/PR
This arrived for me this week from Coors: Their new Coors Peak Copper Lager, their entry into the gluten-free beer market. Brewed with brown rice malt, brown rice, pea protein, and caramel sugar, which surprised me a bit as many (most?) commercial gluten-free options are brewed with sorghum as the base. Haven’t tried one yet but will write about it when I do.
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 →
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 →