Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) is expanding upon its Tier One lineup this month with the limited release of Melonious Blond.
Arriving as Cascade Brewing’s “first-ever bottled melon sour”, Melonious Blond is “a blend of blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with cantaloupe and Summer Kiss melons.” This treatment results in a 6.8% ABV Northwest Sour Ale that “offers notes of fresh summer melons, orange blossoms and sour candies, with a touch of honeycomb and green peppercorn.”
Melonious Blond is available now for a limited time in 750ml bottles and on draft. You can look for this Tier One offering at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Melonious Blond from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited/Tier One, March 2018
Style – American Sour Ale
Treatment – Blend of Blond & Wheat Ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with Cantaloupe & Summer Kiss melons
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: Melonious Blond “is a Tier One offering; Cascade’s 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.”