Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced that Framblanc 2016 is now officially available for purchase at its two pubs and through distribution.
Marking only the second time an offering from this project has been packaged, the release of Framblanc 2016 has quite a bit of buzz around it considering Framblanc 2015 recently walked away with the Gold Medal at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards. This latest release is a blend of Sour Blonde Ales that have been aged “for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries.” The finished Framblanc 2016 “features fresh flavors of raspberries, green grapes, white peaches and pears and is 7.6 percent ABV.”
“We expect Framblanc to sell out as fast as the previous two limited releases: Kentucky Peach and Tangerine Dream,” stated Tim Larrance, VP of Marketing and Sales. “Those projects both sold out within days of their respective release dates. Our fans will want to grab a bottle of this while it’s available.”
Framblanc 2016 was officially released yesterday at both of Cascade Brewing’s pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge. This Limited Release, Tier Two offering will also be available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, restaurants and bars located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network. Framblanc 2016 is guaranteed to sell out, so be sure to grab a bottle if happen upon one. Prost!
Vital Information for Framblanc 2016 from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited/Tier Two; July 18, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 7.6%
Treatment – A blend of Sour Blonde Ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning the new labels and tier designations: “Cascade’s new bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.”