Cascade Brewing Releases Midnight Bramble

CascadeMBCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) announced this week that Midnight Bramble has officially arrived as the brewery’s newest Tier One project.

Making its official debut this month, Midnight Bramble is here to delight sour beer fans with a blend of Wheat and Blonde Ales that has been “aged in oak wine barrels for up to 18 months with black and red raspberries, fresh ginger and thyme.”  This lengthy process results in a “unique” Sour Ale that “offers carefully layered flavors of ripe bramble fruit with a refreshing ginger lift and soft notes of lavender and pine.”

“We’re incredibly excited to release Midnight Bramble for the first time,” explained Tim Larrance, Cascade Brewing VP of Sales and Marketing. “This amazing Northwest sour is a take on our ever-popular Blackcap Raspberry project, but we’ve added some really cool ingredients to the mix.”

Midnight Bramble (2016) is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this new Tier One offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Midnight Bramble (2016) from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier One, December 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6.6%
Treatment – A blend of Wheat & Blond Ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 18 months with black & red raspberries, fresh ginger & thyme
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: “Midnight Bramble 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.”

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Cascade Brewing Announces Long-Awaited Return of Sang Royal

cascadenewlogoCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) confirmed today that Sang Royal (2016), a Barrel-aged Red Ale with Pinot Noir Grapes, will make a limited return on November 14.

Back after a three-year hiatus, Sang Royal is “a blend of double red ales aged in oak barrels, foudres and puncheons for up to 22 months with Pinot Noir grapes from Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley wine region.”  Often referred to as “the most sophisticated” of Cascade Brewing’s “Sang” projects, the 2016 vintage of Sang Royal “captures complex notes of summer berry fruit, plum, cola, earth and spice, with a vibrant acidity and soft tannic structure.”

Sang Royal 2016 officially releases on Tuesday, November 14 and will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft while supplies last.  Once released, this Tier Two offering will be available at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s regular distribution channels.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sang Royal 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier Two, November 2017
Style – American Sour Ale 
ABV – 9.4%
Treatment – A blend of Double Red Ales aged in oak barrels, foudres & puncheons for up to 22 months with Pinot Noir grapes
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: “Sang Royal is a Tier Two 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.” 

Cascade Brewing Prepares for Release of Rose City Sour

cascadenewlogoCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced that it will begin the release Rose City Sour on Tuesday, October 17.

Arriving as Cascade Brewing’s liquid ode to Portland, a.k.a. “The City of Roses”; Rose City Sour 2016 is “a blend of wheat and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with rose petals, rose hips and hibiscus tea.”  This gentle, floral-themed project results in a 7% ABV American Sour Ale that “captures the delicate floral aromas of fresh roses matched with notes of dried cranberries, pomegranates and a hint of white pepper.”

“We are so excited to release this blend, which we expect to become one of our flagship brands moving forward,” explained Tim Larrance, vice president of marketing and sales at Cascade Brewing. “Rose City Sour pays homage to our hometown of Portland – known worldwide as the City of Roses – and the emblematic rose takes center stage in this fantastic Northwest sour beer.”

Rose City Sour 2016 officially releases on Tuesday, October 17 and will be available while supplies last.  You can expect to find this Tier One offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at fine craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Rose City Sour 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier One; October 17, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7%
Treatment – “Blend of wheat and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with rose petals, rose hips and hibiscus tea”
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: “Rose City Sour 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.”

Cascade Brewing Launches Vitis Noble as New Tier One Offering

CascadeVitisbottleCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the release of Vitis Noble 2016 on Tuesday, September 19.

Created as a cousin of Cascade Brewing’s The Vine project, Vitis Noble (translation – Noble Vine) is a blended offering that “features sour wheat and blond ales aged in oaks barrels for up to 16 months with Willamette Valley grown chardonnay grapes, one of the most celebrated noble varietals.”  This all results in 9.1% ABV American Sour Ale that showcases “a wonderful balance between the beautiful flavors of the Northwest grown chardonnay grapes, oak tendencies and a bright clean finish.”

Vitis Noble 2016 will officially release on September 19 and will be available while supplies last.  You can expect to find this Tier One offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Vitis Noble 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier One; September 19, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 9.1%
Treatment – Sour wheat and blond ales aged in oaks barrels for up to 16 months with Willamette Valley grown chardonnay grapes
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: “Vitis Noble 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.”

 

Cascade Brewing and Bruery Terreux Set to Release One Way or Another Collaboration

OWOAbottleCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) and Bruery Terreux (Anaheim, California) have officially announced plans to begin the release of One Way or Another, a collaboration Sour Ale, on Tuesday, September 12.

Back in the spring of 2016, folks from Bruery Terreux ventured up to Cascade Brewing’s facility in Portland to “discuss the blend and to brew the first batch of what was to become One Way or Another.”  What they came up with was “a blend of sour triple ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with regional ingredients including Oregon marionberries and California Meyer lemons.”  The Bruery Terreux crew eventually returned home to replicate the recipe on their own system.  Both interpretations of One Way or Another are now ready for release, and “the two brewery projects feature different labels and graphics to delineate between the two.”

“We are so excited to finally release this project with Bruery Terreux,” exclaimed Tim Larrance, Cascade Brewing vice president of sales and marketing. “With each brewery crafting their own blend, this limited offering illustrates how a single recipe can be interpreted One Way or Another.”

Cascade Brewing’s version of One Way or Another will officially debut at a Release Party at its Barrel House in Portland on September 12.  This Tier One release will also be available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade’s distribution network.  The Bruery Terreux version will also be available in 750ml bottles and on draft during the same release time frame, and you can find it through that brewery’s own distribution channels.  Prost!

Vital Information for One Way or Another from Cascade Brewing & Bruery Terreux 

Release – Limited/Tier One, launching September 12, 2017
Style – Tripel/Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 7.9%
Treatment – Blend of soured Tripel ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with regional ingredients including Oregon marionberries and California Meyer lemons
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Distribution – Releasing in the distribution areas of both breweries.  Bruery Terreux’s version of One Way or Another will be adorned with the label pictured below

OneWayOrAnother_2017

Cascade Brewing Releases Sang Noir 2016

Cascade-Brewing_Sang-Noir_2016 (Crop)Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced that Sang Noir 2016 has officially been released and is currently available through the brewery’s regular distribution channels.

Known as the darkest offering in Cascade Brewing’s “Sang” series, Sang Noir 2016 is a “blend of imperial red ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with Bing cherries.”  Weighing in at 10.1% ABV, this American Sour Ale “features flavors of dark roast malts, bourbon, black cherries and port wine.”

Sang Noir 2016 is officially available now and will be hanging around only as long as supplies last.  You can find this Tier Two offering available in 750ml bottles and on draft at fine craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sang Noir 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier Two, late-August 2016
Style – American Sour Ale (blend)
ABV – 10.1%
Treatment – Blend of Imperial Red Ales aged in Bourbon and Wine barrels for up to two years with Bing cherries
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning the new labels and tier designations: “Cascade’s new 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.”

Framblanc 2016 Arrives as Latest Tier Two Release from Cascade Brewing

framblancbottleCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced that Framblanc 2016 is now officially available for purchase at its two pubs and through distribution.

Marking only the second time an offering from this project has been packaged, the release of Framblanc 2016 has quite a bit of buzz around it considering Framblanc 2015 recently walked away with the Gold Medal at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards.  This latest release is a blend of Sour Blonde Ales that have been aged “for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries.”  The finished Framblanc 2016 “features fresh flavors of raspberries, green grapes, white peaches and pears and is 7.6 percent ABV.”

“We expect Framblanc to sell out as fast as the previous two limited releases: Kentucky Peach and Tangerine Dream,” stated Tim Larrance, VP of Marketing and Sales. “Those projects both sold out within days of their respective release dates. Our fans will want to grab a bottle of this while it’s available.”

Framblanc 2016 was officially released yesterday at both of Cascade Brewing’s pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge.  This Limited Release, Tier Two offering will also be available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, restaurants and bars located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Framblanc 2016 is guaranteed to sell out, so be sure to grab a bottle if happen upon one.  Prost!

Vital Information for Framblanc 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier Two; July 18, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 7.6%
Treatment – A blend of Sour Blonde Ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning the new labels and tier designations: “Cascade’s new 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.”

Cascade Brewing Releases 2015 Vintage of Figaro

Figaro 2015 Bottle ShotCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the release of Figaro 2015 on Tuesday, June 27.

This latest batch of Cascade Brewing’s Figaro project “is a blend of sour strong blond ales aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 18 months with white figs, lemon peel and orange peel.”  This beer begins as a Strong Blonde Ale that is left to mature in “freshly emptied chardonnay barrels from the Willamette Valley wine region.” After several months, the brewers then add lemon peel, orange peel and dried white figs to each barrel to carefully “allow a slow, steady fruit fermentation to take place.” The beer is then dosed with several more fig additions over a 12-month period, taking on “layer upon layer” of fruit flavor.  Once the barrel process is completed, Figaro 2015 finally comes to be once “the fruited beer is . . . transferred to a stainless steel tank and blended with a small portion of non-fruited sour blond ale until the desired balance of flavors is achieved.”

“The release of Figaro is welcome news to many of our consumers and wholesalers alike due to the fact that we have been out of stock on this item for more than six months,” noted Tim Larrance, VP of Marketing and Sales. “The 2014 release sold out in record time and we fully expect this one to do the same.”

Figaro 2015 officially releases in both of Cascade Brewing’s pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge, at noon (PDT) on Tuesday, June 27.  Shortly after the brewery release, this Tier One offering will then become available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  This beer is always in great demand, so be sure to keep an eye out for Figaro 2015 before it most assuredly sells out.  Prost!

Vital Information for Figaro 2015 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier One; June 27, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 9%
Treatment – A Sour Strong Blonde Ale aged for up to 18 months in Chardonnay barrels with white figs, lemon peel and orange peel; then blended with a small portion of non-fruited Sour Blond Ale
Added Ingredients – White figs, lemon peel & orange peel
Availability – 750 ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning the new labels and tier designations: “Cascade’s new 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.”

Cascade Brewing Sets Release Dates for Manhattan NW and Crazy Navel

CascadeManhattanlabel_editedCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has announced plans to release Manhattan NW 2015 on June 6 and Crazy Navel 2016 on June 13.

Arriving as Cascade Brewing’s first release of the month, Manhattan NW 2015 is “a blend of sour quad and blond ales aged in bourbon barrels with sour pie cherries and apricot noyaux.”  Meant to mimic the notes of the classic Manhattan cocktail, this 10.3% ABV Sour Ale “features flavors of bourbon, maraschino cherries, bitter almond and rich malt backbone.”  Manhattan NW 2015 is a Tier 3 offering from the brewery, and will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft beginning on Tuesday, June 6.

“Manhattan NW has long been one of our most popular releases and is one of highest rated beers in our portfolio,” explained Tim Larrance, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re also excited about our long awaited new orange project, Crazy Navel, and are confident it will be a summer hit.”

CascadeCrazyNavel_editedFollowing closely behind the release of Manhattan NW 2015 will be Cascade Brewing’s easy-drinking response to the warm weather months ahead, Crazy Navel 2016 (7.6% ABV).  This Tier 1 offering “is a blend of sour wheat and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with fresh orange zest.”  With the use of “Cara Cara and Heirloom varietals, Crazy Navel captures the essence of the navel orange balanced with a refreshingly tart and dry base beer.” Slated for release on Tuesday, June 13, Crazy Navel 2016 will also see availability in 750ml bottles and on draft.

Manhattan NW 2015 and Crazy Navel 2016 will both initially launch in Cascade Brewing’s two pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge – on their respective release dates.  Shortly after launch, bottles and kegs of both beers will then be shipped out to select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution channels.  These two Sour Ales are almost guaranteed to move with a quickness once they hit shelves, so be sure to keep an eye out for them while on beer runs this month.  Prost!

Vital Information for Manhattan NW 2015 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Tier 3, launch date: June 6, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale 
ABV – 10.3%
Treatment – Blend of sour Quadrupel & Blonde Ales aged in Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Sour pie cherries & apricot noyaux
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft

Vital Information for Crazy Navel 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Tier 1, launch date: June 13, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.6%
Treatment – Blend of sour Wheat & Blonde Ales aged for 14 months in oak wine barrels
Added Ingredients – Zest of Cara Cara & Heirloom orange varietals 
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning the new labels and tier designations: “The new 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.”

Cascade Brewing Releases Kriek 2016

cascadekrieklabelCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced the release of the Kriek 2016 into distribution.

Recently named the “Top Sour Beer in America” by the New York Times, Cascade Brewing’s Kriek is back with a new vintage and a new look.  This Tier One Project offering from the brewery is “a blend of sour red ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 17 months with Bing and sour pie cherries.”  This labor intensive process results in a 7.4% ABV American Sour Ale that “features complex flavors of cherries, roast malts, oak and spice.”

“As one of our earliest and most recognized beers, Kriek has been a staple in our portfolio of Northwest sour ales,” explained Tim Larrance, vice president of sales and marketing. “Kriek continues to be a flagship project that represents the soul of our craft.”

Kriek 2016 officially launched on May 2 with a release in bottles and on draft at the two pubs of Cascade Brewing.  If you are not in the Portland area, you will soon be able to find Kriek 2016 in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Kriek 2016 is only available while supplies last, so stock up and enjoy.  Prost!

Vital Information for Kriek 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Tier One Project, May 2, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 7.4%
Added Ingredients – Bing and sour pie cherries
Treatment – a blend of Sour Red Ales aged for up to 17 months in oak wine barrels with cherries
Availability – 750 ml bottles & draft
Distribution – http://cascadebrewing.com/index.php/page/distributors