New releases promise a delicious and colorful summer ahead
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 2, 2015) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood, has released the two newest additions to its seasonal and specialty beer lines, UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale and Aurora Crimson Saison, available in bottles now.
“We’ve had a lot of fun creating these two new summer releases, both of which are great hot weather thirst quenchers,” said owner and head brewmaster John Harris. “The response to both beers has been really enthusiastic, and we’re excited to make these available to our wider distribution network in bottles.”
About UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
This beer is brewed with Oregon Blackberries, soured in the brewhouse and fermented with Belgian yeast. The result is a tart and crisp sour ale, with ripe blackberry flavors radiating through it like cosmic rays traversing the universe. Available in limited edition 22 oz. bottles.
- IBU: 11
- ABV: 7.5%
- GRAVITY: 16°P
About Aurora Crimson Saison
Aurora is named after the colorful cosmic rays seen in the northern sky. This Saison is brewed for summertime refreshment. A light malt flavor is accentuated by the spicy Belgian yeast flavors. The crimson comes from the addition of rhubarb, which adds a radiant tart character to the beer. Hopped to balance with Sterling hops. Available in 22 oz. bottles.
- IBU: 28
- ABV: 5%
- GRAVITY: 12.5°P
Ecliptic beers are available in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma) and Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham).
About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Procyon Pale Ale, Phobos Extra Single Hop Red Ale and Orbiter IPA. In 2014, Ecliptic Brewing was voted best brewpub by Northwest Brewing News readers, and the brewery’s Filament Winter IPA was named favorited winter ale by Oregon Beer Growler. For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.