It had been awhile since I received a PR package of beer with the type of flair that those from Shock Top usually come in—but today I received a bottle of their latest offering coming out, Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. I’ll drink and write about the beer itself in a later post, and just let the pictures of the unboxing speak for themselves. Well, one additional note: In case you were wondering, no, I can’t … Continue reading →
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Three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s newest year-round addition arrived yesterday: Fresh Squeezed IPA. This is arriving on the shelves and on draft year-round starting this month—the first of the brewery’s Bond Street series of beers to do so. This is one tasty beer and a worthy addition to the lineup.
This Valentine’s Day weekend I received a couple of bottles from Portland Brewing that were appropriate for the holiday: (The roses were ours already.) Rose Hip Gold, their “Belgian-style ale with notes of fruit and spice and a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the kettle.” I had some of this last year after it was (re?) released and enjoyed it though I remember wishing for more Belgian character, or … Continue reading →
Two bottles of the first in BridgePort Brewing‘s new Trilogy series, commemorating their 30th anniversary this year, arrived for me this past weekend: This first beer is a Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, 5.2% abv, and the brewery says about it: This dry-hopped pale showcasing crystal hops is beer #1 in our series – made to honor the hop revolution that ignited the craft brewing movement thirty years ago. Slightly spicy with a soft mouthfeel, Trilogy … Continue reading →
I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, containing two 22-ounce bottles each of MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, IPA, BlackWatch Cream Porter, and Royal Anne Cherry Stout. I’m looking forward to drinking all of … Continue reading →