COVID Brewery Happy Hour: Von Ebert Brewing Company

Quarantine has been wearing on for over a month now.  I haven’t been to a brewery since early March when I attended a Schitt’s Creek trivia at Von Ebert.  Despite being an introvert, enjoying a nice meal and beer out on the town is definitely something I am missing.  Fortunately for me, several breweries around Portland are offering next day delivery, and those that serve food will offer pick-up or delivery.  What a great way to support your local breweries while still sheltering in place!  So, it took a little bit of pre-planning and acceptance that any socializing would happen remotely, but I decided to put together a Von Ebert At Home Happy Hour.

I chose Von Ebert, because I am obsessed with their chicken wings, and their beer is also top-notch.  Von Ebert is an independent craft brewery with locations in the Pearl District and Northeast Portland.  They make award-winning IPAs, German styles, and farmhouse styles.  No matter what the palate, you’ll be able to find something enjoyable at Von Ebert.  Before my at-home happy hour, I knew that their Volatile Substance IPA was among my favorite beers in town.  Their food menu is also outstanding, hence my obsession with the chicken wings.

I ordered two four-packs of beers from Von Ebert on Tuesday afternoon, so I could have two of every style.  I ordered their New American Pils, a Black Pils, the Volatile Substance IPA, and the Sabrage dry IPA.  I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for my beer delivery.  I put off my morning workout and shower for fear that I’d miss my delivery because I was in the shower!  My delivery driver was masked, he checked my ID, thanked me for supporting them, and placed the beer on the ground for me to collect at a safe distance.  I appreciated the extra safety efforts.

Thank goodness that Von Ebert is selling those award-winning smoked wings to go!  Wednesday was two for one, even!  But there’s only one of me, so I just bought one for one and a side salad.

So I had my beer and I’d ordered my food to be delivered by Postmates.  The first pour was the New American Pils.  As I’ve come to expect from Von Ebert, this beer really embodied the European Pils style, but with a slightly hoppy American twist.  The flavor was bready and malt-forward and the hope profile was light, so it definitely was not an American Pale Ale masquerading as a Pils.  As I nursed that first pint, I caught up with my sister.  It was nice to have a beer and conversation, even though I was in my pajama pants and sitting on the floor of my living room.

My food arrived right before I finished the pint.  I said goodbye to my sister since I require two hands to eat Von Ebert’s wings.  I went for the Sabrage dry IPA.  I could not have asked for a better beer to drink with those smoky, spicy wings.  The beer was definitely dry with a plethora of hop flavors.  The chicken wings were served hot with spicy barbecue sauce.  They did require two hands to dig in.  I savored the meal while watching TV.

I will look forward to going out for a beer and a good meal in the future, but in the meantime, I am grateful for at-home delivery.  I am also happy to support some of my favorite local businesses, and I encourage you to do the same if you are able.

Until we meet again, cheers.

Meet Alyssa

Hi! I’m Alyssa! I grew up in Montana, home of Big Sky Brewing, Bayern, and 60 other excellent breweries worth the road trip.  I came to Portland for college, studied (officially) fine art, and (unofficially) beer in Austria.


I am a music lover, a cat mom, and an obsessive homebrewer.  I was lucky enough to meet Jenna in 2017 and brew an explosive batch of raspberry wheat together.

My favorite beer bar at the moment is Roscoe’s in Montavilla. They have an awesome and varied tap list, and you can choose between Roscoe’s menu of soul food goodness or sushi from Miyamoto. Sushi and beer? Yes please!! There’s also pool and a few arcade games.

I’m on the constant lookout for delicious and well-balanced IPAs.  Some of my favorite breweries are Fort George, Breakside, Ex Novo, and my little home brewery–HouseCat HomeBrews.

Note from Jenna: I’ve been so blessed to call Alyssa my friend for the last three years. I’ve really enjoyed watching her grow from a home brewer to an AWARD winning home brewer! I can’t wait to see what she ends up writing about here on BiteSize Brews!

Zupan’s Markets Partners with Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to continue their Farm to Market Lineup

Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Portland’s Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to develop the tenth beer and first cider in their Farm-to-Market lineup. The beer, a lightly hazy IPA features Chinook, Mosaic, Citra and Wakatu hops with notes of tropical fruit. The cider is dry-style, medium-bodied and crafted with a blend of Pacific Northwest apples. And both pair perfectly with all things Thanksgiving and holiday. 

“Zupan’s Markets is excited to continue to grow our Farm-to-Market lineup,” said Zupan’s Markets President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Both Breakside and Rev Nat’s are leading the way in innovation in their respective categories, and together we have created two beverages that showcase the best of Portland’s brewing culture.”


This IPA and hard apple cider are currently on shelves at all three Zupan’s Markets locations. The cider is sold in single 16 oz cans for $4.99 or a 4-pack for $16.25. The beer is sold in a 22 oz bottle for $6.99, and its label was designed by local artist Eric Abel. The beer and cider will only be available for a limited time. 


“Zupan’s Markets is one of our biggest champions, and we are really impressed by their excitement for craft cider,” said Nat West, Cider master and founder of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. “Partnering with them on our first collaboration cider is a perfect fit.”

“Breakside is honored to be partnering with Zupan’s Markets on their Farm-to-Market series during this holiday season.” said Breakside’s VP of Sales and Marketing E.K. MacColl. “Zupan’s Markets is a perfect showcase for this collaboration beer.”

Farm to Market Beer Profile: ABV 6%, IBU 52
Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Acidulated malts
Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, and Wakatu.
Tasting Notes: A persistently citrusy IPA, complex with tangible tropical fruit and brimming with aromas of lime zest and pine.
Beckie’s Thoughts: Fresh hop flavor. Easy drinking. Hop-forward.

Farm to Market Beer Profile

Farm to Market Cider Profile: ABV 6.5%

Tasting Notes: Fermented to crisply dry perfection, with light cloudiness to impart a softness of texture and body. Versatile enough to use in the kitchen, in a cocktail or simply enjoyed.

Beckie’s Thoughts: The cider was great! Not too sweet, not too dry. Great apple flavor!

Farm to Market Cider Profile:

About Breakside Brewery
Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017 Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2019 and 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta. Learn more at https://breakside.com/

About Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Reverend Nat’s story begins in 2004 with Nat himself when he began experimenting with the abundance of apples from his friend’s apple tree. The first year he made 5 gallons of hard cider, then the next 15 gallons, then 40, then 6 years later he made 500 gallons of cider and was a better cidermaker and a popular neighbor and opened in an abandoned warehouse in Northeast Portland. While he loved the classic apple, he wanted to make ciders that no one else was making and began creating interesting flavorful profiles.  Learn more at http://reverendnatshardcider.com/

About Erik Abel Art
Erik Abel is an artist and designer currently living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Learn more at abelarts.com.   

About Zupan’s Markets 

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has three locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.

Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout – Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce its beer release calendar for the upcoming year. After a busy 2019 filled with its normally scheduled beer series, plus additional releases for its “Five Years/Five Beers” Series, the Portland company has made a few big changes for 2020. We were lucky to get our hands on some Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout and couldn’t be more excited!

Barrel-Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout

This whiskey barrel-aged version hibernates for 11 months, picking up notes of caramel, spice and oak complexity.

ABV 11.5%

IBU 26

Beckie’s Thoughts: Good, rich flavor. A little hint of cinnamon.  Not overly sweet. Pair it with a brownie or chocolate ganache cake!

Ecliptic will brew all current All the Time beers – Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter – with one major change: Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale is moving from a Seasonal Release to the All the Time Series. “We couldn’t keep Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale on the shelves this year, and tangerine is such a popular flavor. We thought it would do well year-round,” says Ecliptic Brewing’s Sales Manager, Erin Grey Kemplin.

Ecliptic will continue its Seasonal Series with five rotations, bringing back Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale, Quasar Pale Ale, and Filament Winter IPA. Two new beers will join the lineup next year: Meridian Vanilla Stout will be released in January and SunRay Juicy IPA in May.

Phaser Hazy IPA and the company’s two popular fresh hop options – Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale and Astra Fresh Hop Lager – will return as Limited Releases. Another major change here is the addition of Vega IPA in 16-ounce cans, which was originally a draft-only option with rotating hops in each batch. Vega IPA is now completely experimental and allows Ecliptic’s brewers to play with any IPA style, whether that is hazy, juicy or beyond.

Another avenue in which Ecliptic will push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse is within its Special Release and Cosmic Collaboration Series. While a few fan favorites will return, like Oort Imperial Stout, Cosmos Coconut & Vanilla Hazy IPA and Orange Giant Barleywine, the company will also brew a fun new experimental ale and partner with some esteemed breweries to create exciting collaborations.

Ecliptic Brewing will also continue to release beers from its barrel-aging program as part of the Reserve Series.

2020 Beer Lineup

All the Time Series

·        Ecliptic Starburst IPA

·        Carina Peach Sour Ale

·        Capella Porter

·        Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale

Seasonal Series

·        Meridian Vanilla Stout (Jan-Feb)

·        Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale (Mar-mid May)

·        SunRay Juicy IPA (mid-May-July)

·        Quasar Pale Ale (Aug-Oct)

·        Filament Winter IPA (Nov-Dec)

Limited Release Series

·        Phaser Hazy IPA

·        Vega IPA

·        Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale

·        Astra Fresh Hop Lager

Special Release/Cosmic Collaboration (Listed in order of release)

·        Oort Imperial Stout

·        Callisto Blackcurrant Tripel

·        IO Experimental Ale

·        Ecliptic + Ruse Cosmic Collaboration

·        Cosmos Coconut & Vanilla Hazy IPA

·        Ecliptic + Cloudburst Cosmic Collaboration

·        Seventh Orbit Anniversary Beer

·        Sedna Tiramisu Stout

·        Orange Giant Barleywine Ale

Reserve Series

·        Red Wine Barrel-Aged Ecliptic + Russian River Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale

·        Dry Fly Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale (Triticale and Wheatwine varietals)

·        Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

·        Gin Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

Public Coast Brewing Co. Develops New Beers

I have some exciting news out of the Public Coast Brewing Company. They have developed two new beers that are sure to add to your holiday cheer. The StackStock Candy Cap Stout with a 5.5% ABV and notes of maple and vanilla goodness and the Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour with a 7.2% ABV with the tartness of cranberries will be a perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving meal.

Public Coast Brewing Company is one of my favorite stops on the Oregon Coast. I was extra blessed to introduce my parents, aunt, uncle and cousin who were visiting from the East Coast last summer. I’m always excited when they launch new beers and am so proud of their farm expansion. Next time you are near Cannon Beach, make sure you stop at this family-friendly brewery for a pint or get one to go an enjoy on the sand. Their beers are becoming my go-to camping choice.

Public Coast StackStock Candy Cap Stout

StackStock Candy Cap Stout Profile: ABV 5.5%, 16. oz can

Tasting Notes: Maple, Vanilla

Beckie’s Thoughts: Lots of maple and chocolate notes. Super dark and creamy.

Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour Profile: ABV 7.2%, 16 oz can

Tasting Notes: Cranberry

Editor’s Note: I’m so sorry for the delay in posting this. I was in a motorcycle accident and have been in recovery for some time now. Along with the beers Beckie received handmade candy cap mushroom shortbread cookies and Old Bog Farm cranberry kettle sour relish made by brewer Will Leroux that go along with the beers, respectively! Both were delicious!


SheBrew

Women have been brewing beer as long as humans have been drinking the stuff, and women have been active participants in the recent Craft Beer Renaissance as beer drinkers and brewers.  If the evolution of SheBrew in Portland Oregon is any indication, they are not going anywhere any time soon.


How did SheBrew come about?

This year’s festival will feature thirty professional female-identified brewers and cider makers, and ten female-identified homebrewers.  However, the festival did not start at that scale.  The first festival came about as the brainchild of Stef-Anie Wells Koty with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and her wife Jamie Koty, who was the festival coordinator of the Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) at the time.  HRC was looking for an innovative fundraising idea, and the idea of a female-centric beer festival took shape.  The first festival was held at the Q Center on North Mississippi Ave. in Portland Oregon, and it featured home brewers and a people’s choice award, as well as about ten professional brewers.

SheBrew
SheBrew Swag

2020 will be the sixth year for the SheBrew festival, and the fourth year for the competition.  This year will feature nearly thirty brewers and cider makers, all female-identifying.  The number of featured brewers gets larger every year as more women are entering the brewing industry as brewers and cider makers.  Additionally, the competition has grown into one of the largest and most profitable brewing competitions that OBC sponsors.  Brews from as far away as Rhode Island, Alabama, and the *other* Portland make their way to FH Steinbart’s in Portland, Oregon for judging.


What makes it stand out as a competition and a festival?

A few things that make the SheBrew festival stand out.  Competition Coordinator Jenn McPoland what makes SheBrew say, “Female brewers, I find are more creative.  They are willing to take more risks like a homebrewer would, and they just come up with more interesting things.  That’s not to say you’re not going to find pale ales, and you’re not going to find a great ESB…but to have a lime pastry beer and a gluten-free glitter Belgian.”


Additionally, where most festivals in the area support any number of non-profit organizations, 100 percent of SheBrew’s proceeds go toward non-profit organizations.  The festival supports the HRC, and the competition supports the OBC and its mission of educating beer lovers and homebrewers.


Any tips fo competitors?

When asked if she had any tips for competitors, McPoland says, “Do it!”  Last year, the festival received about 200 entries, and they are all judged by BJCP certified judges, and there is always at least one woman judging each category.  The feedback is great, and the Best of Show is judged by a Master BJCP judge or a professional brewer.  Winner of Best in Show will have the opportunity to brew in collaboration with Natalie Baldwin at Breakside Brewing Company.


The SheBrew Competition is accepting registrations until February 21, 2020. 

Please drop off or ship all entries to FH Steinbarts, 234 SE 12th Ave, Portland OR  97214.  The entry fee is $8, and all proceeds go to supporting the Oregon Brew Crew.  Visit shebrew.oregonbrewcrew.org for more information.

The SheBrew Festival will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 12 pm-8 pm at Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland OR  97209.  

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Visit shebrew.beer for more.

Public Coast Farm Blueberry Wheat Ale

Ok, ok, we’ll say it: we bought the farm! Public Coast Farm Blueberry Wheat Ale combines their love of all things beermaking AND growing things like blueberries and hops. They call it “farmentation.” Actually, no, they will never call it that. Apologies. How ‘bout this wheat beer, though! Fun Fact: Unattended farm stands are a giant social experiment in the goodness of humans. The produce is there; the money jar is there; you’re there. They believe in you! Awww, you can even leave a tip!

The team at Public Coast Brewing Co. / Farm dropped off some of their Farm blueberries, Chandler, Blue, and Drapel! They were delicious! Perfect for summer camping at the Oregon Coast.

About The Farm
A long-time favorite of West Coast travelers, Martin North’s Cannon Beach properties—the Surfsand Resort, the Stephanie Inn, the Wayfarer Restaurant and Public Coast Brewing Co.—are recognized nationally for creating exceptional guest experiences and fresh, locally-sourced craft food and drink.  Now the family-run hospitality company is rolling out its latest venture with Public Coast Farm, located on the iconic Sunset Highway (Hwy 26) on route to Cannon Beach from Portland.  The 40-acre farm is located at 22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106.

“For me, the genesis of Public Coast Brewing was to create a place that evoked the very spirit of Oregon and the coast—welcoming, accessible to all, and a place where we take care of what we love.  That’s the same spirit we’re embracing at the farm,” says owner Ryan Snyder.  “Every time I made that beautiful drive on the Sunset Highway from the coast to Portland, I wondered if we could find a way to connect the experience of the brewery closer to the city, and produce many of the beautiful ingredients that make our guests’ time with us so memorable.”

Public Coast Farm plans on starting small, with blueberries for Public Coast Brewing’s Farm Fresh Blueberry Wheat Ale and some additional crops for Martin North’s chefs’ inspiration.  “Our hope is to eventually open the farm to guests for produce and exploration.” This beer is an American Wheat Beer at 5.4% ABV.

On top of the awesome blueberries, Public Coast Brewing Co. dropped off a sample of the Farm Fresh Blueberry Wheat Ale for me to try. I ended up taking it camping with me on the Oregon coast – the perfect addition to any outdoor activity. The beer had a great color from the blueberries. Light, fruity flavor, which I liked, it didn’t taste like juice – which I also appreciated. Good, light wheat flavor, making it a lighter wheat beer to easily-drink.

Zupan’s Market Partners with Zoiglhaus Brewing Company to Introduce a German-style lager essential for summer

Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Portland’s Zoiglhaus Brewing Company to develop the ninth beer in their Farm-to-Market lineup. Created with some of the world’s most prized German barley and hops, this German-style lager is crisp and refreshing. Light orange in color with white wine notes and aromas of honeydew melon, this easy-drinking lager pairs well with river floats, backyard barbecues, and picnics in the park. 

“Zupan’s Markets is excited to be partnering with Zoiglhaus Brewing to expand our Farm-to-Market series into a new style – German lager,” said Zupan’s Markets President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Each beer in our Farm to Market series continues to highlight the expansive beer culture that has been cultivated here in Portland.”


This lager is currently on shelves at all three Zupan’s Markets locations in 12oz 6/pack cans for $10.50. With only 150 cases produced, this beer will only be on shelves for a limited time. The really cool thing about this beer is that it’s the first Zupan’s Farm-to-Market beer that comes in a can!

“Zupan’s Markets shares our commitment to the community, and we are really impressed by their dedication to Oregon craft beer,” said Alan Taylor, Brewmaster and co-founder of Zoiglhaus Brewing Co. “Partnering with them on this  collaboration beer is a perfect fit.”

Profile: ABV 4.7%, IBU 22
Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Acidulated malts
Hops: German Opal, Hallertau Blanc, Hüll-Melon 
Tasting Notes: Light orange in color and hopped with Opal which gives it a spicy flavor, Hallertau Blanc which provides white wine notes, and Hüll-Melon that gives honeydew melon aromas. It is an easy-drinking lager.  

Zupan’s Markets hooked me up with a sample of their beer Farm-to-Market lager with Zoiglhaus. I found it great with a crisp, light grain flavor. As they say, this is an easy-drinking summer beer.

About Zoiglhaus Brewing Company 
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company was established in SE Portland in 2015. The founders wanted to establish a brewery focused around community, tradition, family, and beer. Utilizing old-school German brewing techniques that Alan Taylor learned while studying Brewing Science in Berlin, Germany, Zoiglhaus brews traditional German beer styles along with the occasional Pacific Northwest influenced brews. Their 200-seat brewery features 10 rotating Zoiglhaus beers on tap along with German-style and American pub fare in Portland’s Lents neighborhood. Zoiglhaus may be found on tap and in bottles and cans throughout the Pacific Northwest.

About Zupan’s Markets 

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has three locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible.

Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale: Ecliptic Brewing’s New Summer Seasonal

Summer is nearly here, and Ecliptic Brewing is ready to help quench customers’ thirst with its new seasonal series beer: Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale, which is available late May through mid-August. Pale and wheat malts help create a crisp, tart beer, while Cascade hops complement the citrus notes and burst of tangerine flavor.   

“This seasonal beer was a play on our fan-favorite, year-round Carina Peach Sour Ale,” explains John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner, and Brewmaster. “We wanted to give our customers another light and refreshing option for the summer months, and we had a great tangerine sourced from a local company- Oregon Fruit Products- so it was an easy decision.”

Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale will first launch at a release party at Ecliptic’s restaurant on Friday, May 24th. It will also be released in both draft and six-pack cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network.  

About Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale

A twist of tangerine plays with the balanced tartness of this sunset-hued sour ale.

ABV: 4.8%

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. As such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter.

Ecliptic Brewing treated me to some great samples of this beer. I found it tart and sweet. It almost tasted like an orange fizzy. Overall, delicious. I can’t wait to sip on this beer all summer long. (Additional editor’s note: the blog owner has been getting updates on the entire Ecliptic Brewing collaboration program and this is the beer SHE is most excited about drinking this summer as well!)

Nectarine Sour Ale – Ecliptic Brewing and Breakside Brewery Collaboration Beer

Ecliptic Brewing is keeping their next Cosmic Collaboration beer close to home, as they’ve paired with Portland’s Breakside Brewery to create a Nectarine Sour Ale. 

In celebration of Ecliptic’s fifth anniversary, the company is releasing a “5 Years/5 Beers” series, and the collaboration beer with Breakside is third in the launch. Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, worked with Breakside’s Brewmaster, Ben Edmunds, to create the recipe, and the result is a thirst-quenching beer that will help kick off the summer season. The ale is brewed with pale and Munich malts, wheat and oats, but what provides its unique, fruity flavor is both pureed and fresh nectarines. A touch of coriander and Ecliptic’s house lactobacillus strain add to the classic sour ale flavor profile.

Says Harris, “Ben and I are really stoked to do our first collab. We jumped right on the sour style, and Ben suggested Nectarines. It’s great to have such awesome friends in the craft beer industry”.

The Nectarine Sour Ale will also be released in both draft and 500ml bottles throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network.

About Ecliptic’s Cosmic Collaboration Nectarine Sour Ale

In celebration of Ecliptic Brewing’s fifth year of passage through this awesome star system we call home, they are teaming up with five esteemed breweries to brew five beers of cosmic significance. Space can feel a bit lonely, so here’s to making the journey with friends! Brewed with Breakside Brewmaster Ben Edmunds.

ABV 8.2%

IBU 10

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. As such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter.

Ecliptic Brewery let me try some samples of the Nectarine Sour Ale. I love a good sour ale and can often be found checking out sour beers at Cascade Brewing, however, I found this beer VERY, very sour with only a slight nectarine fruit flavor. I would just call it a sour ale with a hint of nectarine.