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CraftShack – Online Store Review

CraftShack – Online Store Review

CraftShack is the online-branding of Windy City Liquor of El Cajon, California. They have a large and varied selection as my order shows. I picked up Almanac’s Heirloom Pumpkin, Evil Dead Red and Decadence 2013 from AleSmith, Deschutes‘ Chasin Freshies, Dieu du Ciel!‘s La’Herbe, Gigantic‘s Hellion, Hoppin Frog‘s Frog Hops, Lost Coast‘s The Wedge, New Belgium‘s Trip Segal Ranch, Prairie‘s Funky Galaxy, Robinsons’ The Trooper, and Woodchuck‘s Dry Hop   CraftShack   … Read entire article »

Filed under: AleSmith Brewing Company, CraftShack, Deschutes Brewery, Dieu du Ciel, Gigantic Brewing, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Lost Coast, New Belgium Brewing Co., Prairie Artisan Ales, Robinsons Brewery

Bottle Trek – Online Store Review

Bottle Trek – Online Store Review

Bottle Trek, a bottle shop in Springfield, Oregon, is a hidden gem for online beer shoppers looking for some of the harder-to-get Northwest US releases. Over the past year to two I’ve sent emails to Lisa at Bottle Trek inquiring about certain releases,and have always received a prompt reply. My latest purchase is perfect example. I missed the release of Deschutes‘ Dissident in 2009 and I was determined not to miss out this time around. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bottle Trek, Deschutes Brewery, Elysian Brewing Co., Hopworks Urban Brewery, Laurelwood Public House, Stores

Deschutes Jubelale Label – Background and Artist Info

Deschutes Jubelale Label – Background and Artist Info

Many breweries have taken the concept of beer labels beyond the basic branding to involve local artists and giving them the freedom to design labels that are simply an extension of the artist’s craft and style. Deschutes Brewery takes that latter approach with their Jubelale winter beer. Jubelale first debuted back in 1988. Ed Carson, Deschutes’ graphic artist, designed the original label which consisted of a wreath incorporated into their basic oval label with the serpentine river.  This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Deschutes Brewery, Labels