Blazer Draft 2020

The Portland Trailblazers had the 16th and 46th picks in this year’s NBA Draft. A draft considered thin at the top but with potential gems of prospects. Then Robert Covington happened and suddenly we Blazer fans got some depth and defense that we could really use.

Lillard’s team selected with their remaining 2nd rounder….

That means I get to highlight a couple Palouse breweries that you could visit if you happen to be in Pullman.

  • Terrain Brewing
  • Hardware Brewing
  • Paradise Creek Brewing

Now it is time to dream of NBA success in the shortened 20/21 season.

Berry Tea Sour

New Belgium has no lack of creativity or creative partners it seems as they have a new canned Blackberry Black Tea Sour that was brewed in partnership with Teatulia Teas of Denver. Here are the details, “The beer is a blend of 40% golden ale brewed with black tea and blackberries and 60% foeder-aged dark sour ale.”

Featured

You can supply your own words to match up with the F and the B but for Stone it means Features and Benefits. In this case, the health conscious drinker.  This new IPA is under 100 calories and finishes at a mere 4% ABV AND is gluten reduced as well.

Tweaks Complete!

OK, I think I have done enough tinkering with the website for now.

Time to explain the changes…

Instead of a three columned beast, down to two columns with the Cellar inventory appropriately at the very bottom of the page. Hopefully this makes things a skosh prettier to the eye.

I have whittled the other pages down to four and have refreshed those pages with more up-to-date info and images.

Lastly the top o’ the page will now rotate images to liven things up a little.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Buy Now!

If you missed the first California Craft Beer Summit Experience Box O’ Beer. Get shopping now! Right HERE.

10 CA breweries offering up a great beer from their portfolio. Makes a perfect Christmas gift and will arrive on Dec. 16

Open the Cabinet

photo from Smog City

Smog City Brewing is opening a cabinet. May not seem exciting at first but this is Porter’s Cabinet of Curiosity.  Your stop for one-off, small batch beers like…

Quince Essential, Gin Barrel Aged Saison w/Quince or
Beer de Provence, Farmhouse w/Herbs de Provence

Review – Merry Christmas from Anchor Brewing

Pours with a big fluffy espresso head. Very spice forward this year. Touch of woodsy here as well. Little sharp astringency as well. Like the roast character which adds a nice heartiness without making it too rich. This is the opposite of a dry beer.  I think this is a higher ABV than in years past hitting the 7% mark. Really like the Three Graces on the label. Such simple and effective artwork. 

Sean Suggests for November 2020

November is a perfect month to crack open some stouts. Here are three to warm up your fall.

LIGHT

AleSmith Black Velvet Nitro Stout – 5.2% – “This velvety, nitro-infused oatmeal stout abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, and cream. Its smooth body and luscious finish make it eminently drinkable on any occasion.”

MEDIUM

Allagash North Sky Stout – 7.5% – “Like a clear night lit by stars, this silky Belgian-inspired stout balances light notes of fruit and sweetness with roasty malt. Inspired by late evenings spent around a crackling campfire, North Sky is brewed to merge lightness and darkness into a super-sippable stout.”

BIGGEST

Beachwood Sadie Stout – 13% – “Bourbon barrel aged Dark Ale. Perfect for this weather, Sadie tastes of vanilla, oak, caramel, and oats.”

Thanksgiving 2020

You, as the beer fan, have been asked over holidays past to bring beer to the celebration. This year, well unless you all arrive in individual Flaming Lips style bubbles, will be spent much differently.

For some, that is s good thing thing. Missing out on angry grandma and grandpa or whichever relative is they shit stirrer could be a welcome relief. To others, this will be another missed chance to get together in a year of misses.

You can still be the beer person though. Even if your family lives far away, almost every town has a grocery delivery or an alcohol delivery, or you can even bend the shipping rules and send local beers (well packed and non-sloshy sounding) to the family gathering.

Add in tasting notes that you can send via email or by Zoom and the turkey can be improved, even from a distance.

With creativity, we all can celebrate together while apart.