Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced that the Limited Release of Brunch Line (2017) will officially begin on Friday, March 8.
Crafted to honor “the rain-soaked hordes of [Portland] brunch-goers who patiently stand in line for their weekend fare”, Brunch Line (2017) is a mimosa-inspired Sour Ale featuring “sour wheat and blond ales aged in white wine barrels for up to two years with Willamette Valley-grown Chardonnay grapes, then infused with fresh orange zest.” Brunch Line comes in at 9.6% ABV.
Brunch Line will hit Cascade’s two Portland pubs on March 8 and is expected to enter distribution at or around that date as well. You can find this Tier One offering available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Brunch Line (2017) from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited/Tier One; March 8, 2019 Style – American Sour Ale ABV – 9.6% Treatment – A blend of “sour wheat and blond ales aged in white wine barrels for up to two years with Willamette Valley-grown Chardonnay grapes, then infused with fresh orange zest” Fun Fact – Brunch Line 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.” Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Beer calendar season is still alive and well, and we are kicking this week off with a peek at the 2019 Product Release Calendar from Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon).
Just as we do with each and every beer calendar around here, we have posted Cascade Brewing’s full Product Release Calendar below for you to absorb at your convenience. With that said, this document is rich in highlights and we would be remiss if we did not go over a few of those real fast. Let’s get to it:
The biggest news on this calendar is that the ever-elusive Vlad the Imp Aler (September) and Bourbonic Plague (December) will both see full distribution in 2019. Both offerings will be available in 500ml bottles for the first time.
The brewery’s Core Lineup will feature four new releases in 2019: Valley Flora (January), a sour red ale made with Willamette Valley Pinot-Noir grapes; Brunch Line (February), a mimosa-inspired blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels with Chardonnay grapes and fresh orange zest; Garden Party (June), a blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels with chardonnay grapes, lemon zest and elderflowers; and Coastal Gose (July), a blend of sour wheat ales aged in oak barrels with Oregon Coast sea salt and coriander seed.
Cascade’s Collaboration Series will return in 2019 to include projects with Beachwood Brewing from Long Beach, California (March); Mikkel Borg Bjergsø from the world-renowned Mikkeller Brewery in Denmark (May); and Burial Beer Co. of Asheville, North Carolina (October).
Cascade Brewing also plans to release four draft-only cellar projects throughout the year. These offerings will be released quarterly.
Alright, that should just about cover everything we wanted to go over, but there are still plenty of beers and descriptions waiting for you on calendar below. Check it out and start getting yourself prepared for another incredible year of Northwest Sour Ales from Cascade Brewing. Prost!