Some random notes and observations this week that didn’t warrant their own post.
– Deschutes‘ official press release that was included with the bottle of The Abyss they sent me also mentions two other Reserve Series beers that will come out this year: The Dissident and an Imperial Black Butte Porter. All wax-dipped, with a suggested retail of $10.
News to me… I did a quick search for "The Dissident" and came up with two links: the Brewery’s Distributor welcome page and a post on RateBeer. Looks like The Dissident will be a Belgian Style Sour Brown (an Oud Bruin) with fresh, sour cherries. Wow.
– At the store the other day I noticed yet another new "Blue Moon" seasonal (Blue Moon is the Coors craft brewer line): Rising Moon Spring Ale. It’s brewed with lime leaves and peel… interesting. According to their site, they’ve now got a beer for each season (aside from their "standard" White Ale).
Their website, though… all in Flash, and it asked for age verification twice. Huge no-no. I don’t like that.
– I am amusingly amazed at the sheer number of macrobrews that exist. I shouldn’t be, I know, but since I so rarely pay attention to the "cheap" part of the beer aisle, other than a cursory glance, it’s eye-opening to go in-depth. All prepping for American Macro Week next week, of course.