Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Pineapple Retreat, a special draft only small blend, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.
Arriving just in time to add a little flavor to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Pineapple Retreat “features sour blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 20 months then fermented with fresh organic pineapple and infused with habanero pepper and cilantro.” Meant to capture the experience of a “fresh pineapple salsa,” Pineapple Retreat “combines fruity and herbal flavors with a lively acidity and just a touch of heat.”
Since this is a draft only release, Pineapple Retreat will be available as a beer to-go option in 16 oz. crowler cans at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House (click here to pre-order for local delivery or pickup at the Barrel House) and Lodge at Cascade Brewing (pickup only at the Lodge) – at 3 p.m. on April 30. This Limited Release offering will also see limited distribution in kegs to select craft beer-focused establishments located within Cascade Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Pineapple Retreat from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited; April 30, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – ???
Treatment – Sour Blond Ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 20 months then fermented with fresh organic pineapple & infused with habanero pepper & cilantro
Fun Fact – “Cascade was pleased to source the fresh pineapple used in this beer from Imperfect Foods, an online grocer committed to eliminating food waste and building a better food system for everyone. According to Imperfect Foods, an estimated 40% of all food goes uneaten, and 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields because the growers suspect it might not meet the specifications of their buyers.”
COVID-19 Info – During the COVID-19 shutdown, Cascade Brewing is offering beer to go––including Pineapple Retreat in 16-ounce crowler cans––via home delivery and curbside pickup. Customers can place an order for beer and limited food at CascadeBrewing.shop, with curbside pickup at the Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. every Thursday through Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. Home delivery orders of beer only are delivered every Thursday. At the Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., beer and limited food is available for pickup every Tuesday through Saturday from 3pm to 8pm; view the menu at LodgeAtCascade.com.
Availability – Draft only; available in 16 oz. crowlers at Cascade Brewing locations
Distribution – Limited