Brewing up innovation

It’s not the first time it’s seen the light of day, but when was the last time you heard of an "India Pale Lager"? Yeah, me neither—it’s a new one to me too, but according to our local Central Oregon weekly, Silver Moon Brewing produced Noble India Pale Lager as … Continue reading

InBev, Anheuser-Busch

You can’t hardly swing a dead cat around the beer blogosphere the last couple of days without running into chatter about the InBev takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (Latest news: A-B accepted the offer at $70/share, or about $52 billion.) I’ve avoided writing about any of it (until now) because, frankly, I’d … Continue reading

Woody – the Deschutes Barrel – images

I’ve written a few times about Deschutes Brewery‘s traveling barrel, "Woody"… I think the thing is endlessly amusing and a great marketing tool. This weekend, at the Bend Summer Festival, I finally saw it, and snapped off a few pictures. (I also had a couple cups of their 20th Anniversary … Continue reading

Liquid Solutions

I’ve briefly mentioned Liquid Solutions in passing in the past; it’s one of the best online beer stores out there—indeed, it’s one of the only beer stores that I’ve found online. (Which, in this day of ubiquitous ecommerce, you’d think there would be more of…) Liquid Solutions has an impressively … Continue reading

PR package for Long Hammer IPA

Going along with the press release about new packaging for Redhook‘s Long Hammer IPA, I received a package from their PR company containing, naturally, beer. The 22-ounce bottle of Long Hammer came in a neat wooden box with a copy of the press release and a glossy press kit pamphlet. … Continue reading

Received from Deschutes Brewery today…

A UPS package arrived from Deschutes Brewery today, containing the two newest bottles that I’ve mentioned to death here lately: Black Butte XX and 20th Anniversary Wit. They’re in the fridge now, though I likely won’t have a chance to drink and review them until next week. But I’m practically … Continue reading

Deschutes beer news

It’s a Deschutes Brewery news day, I guess. But this is such exciting news (for us beer aficionados) that I had to share. Black Butte XX and the 20th Anniversary Wit were bottled on Wednesday, the 11th. This according to my source at the Brewery. Furthermore, they’re having the "waxing … Continue reading

Twilight Ale from Deschutes

I nearly forgot to mention that last Friday, I received a promotional package of Twilight Ale from Deschutes Brewery (following up on this press release I ran a few weeks ago). That’s their lighter, 5% summer seasonal and it’s just being released… I haven’t drank any of the promo beers … Continue reading

Where on the West Coast would you advise somebody to visit?

I received the following email today and thought it was worth publishing (with permission) for community feedback: Hi, from reading your blog, I assume you live in oregon so I was hoping that I may be able to get some advice from you. I am thinking about making a trip … Continue reading

Labels for the 2 Deschutes beers…

This is what happens when I post late at night… I forgot to include the images of the labels in the press release I posted last night. But they were included in the email, so here they are: