• No connection with comedian Redd Foxx should be inferred.

Here’s a first—I’ve never reviewed a beer with a twist-off cap before. This post is also the first serious treatment I’ve given to a product of a big industrial brewer—in this case MillerCoors.

I won’t pretend to have sought out Redd’s Apple Ale. I got a box in the mail at the Reader that was the right size and heft to contain a couple bottles, and because just a few weeks earlier I’d been sent a promotional sampling of Deschutes beers, I opened it pronto.