Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Roadside Chai (2018) in early November 2020.
Arriving as Cascade’s second Sour Ale Project to be packaged in 250ml cans (the brewery’s recommended individual serving size for its lineup of Northwest Sour Ales), Roadside Chai is a Sour Red Ale “aged in oak wine barrels and foudres for up to two years then infused with a house-made masala chai spice blend.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Roadside Chai “offers flavors of black tea, cinnamon, clove, peppercorns, cardamom, ginger and vanilla complemented by the roasty, dark fruit notes of the base beer.”
“Earlier this year we released our first barrel aged sour beer in a can and the response was overwhelmingly positive,” said Greg Laird, co-owner of Cascade Brewing. “We’re excited to introduce a 250ml slim can to our lineup and offer our fans a modern alternative to the standard can, one which allows them to enjoy their favorite sour beer in smaller quantities.”
Roadside Chai (2018) hit Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on November 6 and is rolling out into distribution now. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 250ml cans, 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Roadside Chai (2018) from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited; November 6, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Treatment – Aged in oak wine barrels & foudres for up to two years then infused with a house-made masala chai spice blend
Fun Fact – Roadside Chai is named after “the traditional masala chai (meaning ‘spiced tea’) served from roadside stalls across India”
Availability – 4-packs of 250ml cans, 500ml bottles & draft