This is the second bottle Portland Brewing sent to me; the first was damaged and leaked and had to be disposed of (no, not by drinking—sent back to UPS where they disposed of it): Their new Belgian-style Red Ale, Raise the Roost, their spring seasonal. I’m trying to remember if I’ve … Continue reading
San Diego-based Coronado Brewing has been on a roll lately with new beers and the PR end of things, so when I get the email from them about a new beer with samples available, I’m happy to let them know I’ll accept samples. Accordingly I got these two bottles this past … Continue reading
Over the holiday weekend, two bottles of Stupid Stout from San Diego’s Coronado Brewing arrived: I’ve enjoyed Coronado’s beers and this is the first time I’ve gotten onto their mailing list. Stupid Stout is a 9% abv Imperial Stout, with this year’s edition launching during San Diego Beer Week. Will … Continue reading
Just in time for the weekend, this year’s edition of McMenamins’ Christmas seasonal ale, Kris Kringle, arrived on Friday the 13th—coinciding neatly with the official release date. The bottled beers from McMenamins come from their Edgefield brewery, but on Saturday I also had the local version at the Old St. … Continue reading
Now that was good timing—a bottle of McMenamins’ Halloween seasonal, Black Widow Porter, arrived yesterday, coinciding with the October 15 release date. I might pick up a growler of the locally-brewed version to drink side-by-side with this bottle (brewed at the Edgefield brewery in Troutdale).
At least it wasn’t August! Yesterday I received a package containing three bottles of this year’s edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s classic Winter Warmer, Jubelale. Too early to enjoy yet? Perhaps, perhaps not. I’m quite sure I’ll be drinking them before too long…
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … 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.