Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) recently announced that Pearpawsterous, a new collaboration project with Upland Brewing Co. (Bloomington, Indiana), has officially been released as the brewery’s latest Tier One offering.
To bring the Pearpawsterous project to life, both Cascade Brewing and Upland Brewing had to brew their own version of a beer that showcases “regional ingredients sourced from each brewery’s home state – Oregon-grown pears and Indiana-grown paw paws.” For those of unfamiliar with Upland’s fruit contribution, a “Paw paw fruit has a sweet, custard-like flavor somewhat similar to banana, mango, and cantaloupe.” Cascade’s version of this collaboration went on to layer these fruits “over a base of sour wheat ales aged for up to 12 months in oak barrels.” This process ultimately produced a fruit-forward American Sour Ale that comes in 7.1% ABV.
Cascade’s version of Pearpawsterous is available now for a limited time in 750ml bottles and on draft. If you are interested in giving this one a try, you can find this Tier One offering at both the brewery’s Portland-area pubs and through select Cascade distributors. Prost!
Vital Information for Pearpawsterous (Cascade Version) from Cascade Brewing & Upland Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Tier One; April 6, 2018
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 7.1%
Treatment – “Oregon-grown pears and Indiana-grown paw paws layered over a base of sour wheat ales aged for up to 12 months in oak barrels”
Color – Hazy pale-gold with a white head
Nose – Fresh pears, mangos, bananas, guavas
Body – Medium bodied, high effervescence, light sweetness, bright acidity
Flavor – Pears, pawpaws, papaya, tropical fruit
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: “Pearpawsterous 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.”