Cascade Brewing Introduces Encyclopedia Botanica As Newest Sour Ale Project

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Encyclopedia Botanica 2018 on Friday, October 2.

Named after the “encyclopedic collection of seeds, berries, spices, flowers, and fruit” featured in the recipe, Encyclopedia Botanica is a “sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with late infusions of elderflowers, orange peel and Cascade’s own unique blend of gin botanicals.” Coming in at 8.7% ABV, Encyclopedia Botanica comes together to be a “cocktail-inspired sour beer blend [that] delivers a comprehensive compendium of flavors from A to Z.”

Encyclopedia Botanica 2018 will debut at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on October 2 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 500ml champagne 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 Encyclopedia Botanica (2018) from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; October 2, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.7%
Treatment – Sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with late infusions of elderflowers, orange peel & Cascade’s own unique blend of gin botanicals
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Cascade Brewing Releases Cans of Pistil Whipped and Sang Rouge

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of both Pistil Whipped and Sang Rouge on Thursday, September 17.

After successfully introducing their fans to cans of their Northwest Sour Ales in January of this year, Cascade Brewing is continuing to expand this program by packaging the following two offerings in 12 oz. cans for the first time ever (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Pistil Whipped – Originally brewed for Cascade Brewing’s Sour Flower Fest, Pistil Whipped is a blend of sour blond ales aged in oak wine barrels with late infusions of saffron and chamomile. Pouring a rich golden-yellow from the saffron’s distinct color, this unique botanical blend captures saffron’s earthy, hay-like spice character with gentle floral and honey notes from the chamomile tea. ABV – 7.7% ABV
  • Sang Rouge – Sang Rouge first appeared in Cascade’s portfolio in 2010 and was last blended in 2015. This latest project is a blend of sour red ales aged in select red wine barrels and oak puncheons for up to two years. Highlighting the depth and complexity of our base red ale without the influence of additional fruits or spices, this rare project features notes of roasted red malts, dried currants, aged red wine and toasted oak. ABV – 7.1% ABV

“We’ve seen incredible enthusiasm for our sour beers in cans since launching the program back in January, so we’ve decided to continue expanding our canned offerings with these new releases,” said Kevin Martin, Cascade Brewing Director of Brewery Operations. “Clearly the benefits of the can format resonate with craft drinkers, and we are happy to meet that growing demand. We will continue to offer our bottle-conditioned Northwest Sour Ales in 500ml bottles as the best packaging for long-term aging and quality preservation, while the can packaging is ideal for sours ready to be enjoyed fresh.”

Cans of Pistil Whipped and Sang Rouge will hit Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on September 17 and limited distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find these two Limited Release offerings available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans in select areas located within Cascade Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Cascade Brewing Set to Release Framboise Northwest

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Framboise Northwest 2019, the brewery’s newest Northwest Sour Ale, on Friday, September 4.

Developed to serve as a “Northwest-style interpretation of the traditional raspberry ales of the old world,” Framboise Northwest is a “blend of sour blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with locally grown raspberries.” Coming in at 7.9% ABV, the “clean [and] tart” Framboise Northwest “celebrates the bountiful berry farms of the Pacific Northwest.”

Framboise Northwest 2019 will debut at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on September 4 and distribution will begin on September 14. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 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 Framboise Northwest 2019 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; September 4, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.9%
Treatment – Blend of Sour Blond Ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with locally grown raspberries
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Cascade Brewing Introduces Mango Road as Its Newest Northwest Sour Ale

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mango Road 2019 on Friday, August 14.

Brewed to tell the story of a “cross-continental journey of flavors from Oceania and Southeast Asia across Eurasia to South and Central America, ending at last in the Pacific Northwest,” Mango Road is a “sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to 18 months then fermented with mangoes and infused with jasmine flowers and pink peppercorn.” Mango Road comes in at 8.3% ABV.

Mango Road 2019 will debut at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on August 14 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 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 Mango Road 2019 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; August 14, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.3%
Treatment – Sour Blond Ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to 18 months then fermented with mangoes & infused with jasmine flowers & pink peppercorn
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Cascade Brewing Packages Honey Ginger Lime & Honeycot in Cans for First Time

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release Honey Ginger Lime and Honeycot on Friday August 7.

Known to be two of Cascade Brewing’s most popular Northwest Sour Ales at its Portland-area pubs, Honey Ginger Lime and Honeycot will now finally be packaged for the “first time in the brewery’s history” and venture out for full distribution. Here’s the full rundown on these two incredibly thirst-quenching brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Honey Ginger Lime – A sour rye ale aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 10 months with candied ginger and lime zest, followed by a late infusion of fresh ginger, more lime and local wildflower honey. Lightly sour with a kiss of honey sweetness, Honey Ginger Lime offers an ideal balance of complexity and refreshment. ABV – 6%
  • Honeycot – A sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with fresh Northwest-grown apricots and a late addition of local wildflower honey. ABV – 7.1%

Cans of Honey Ginger Lime and Honeycot will hit Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on August 7 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find both of these Limited Releases available in 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!

Cascade Brewing Bottles Nectarine Dream for the First Time

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Nectarine Dream 2019 on Friday, July 10.

Releasing for the first time ever in bottles, Nectarine Dream 2019 (7.5% ABV) is a “blend of sour blond ales aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 18 months, then naturally fermented with fresh, Northwest grown nectarines and aged on the fruit for an additional five months.” To ensure that the added fruit is represented properly in Nectarine Dream, the crew at Cascade “hand [processed] each piece of fruit to ensure full ripeness before adding it to the tank and [employed] traditional wine making techniques that help capture the purest expression of the nectarine as well as the time and place in which it was grown.”

Nectarine Dream 2019 will officially release at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on July 10 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 500ml bottles & 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 Nectarine Dream 2019 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; July 10, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Treatment – “A blend of sour blond ales aged in oak barrels & foudres for up to 18 months, then naturally fermented with fresh, Northwest grown nectarines & aged on the fruit for an additional five months”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Cascade Brewing Captures Patio Paradise in a Can

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Patio Paradise in early July 2020.

Releasing just in time for 4th of July weekend, Patio Paradise is a Sour Wheat Ale “aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months then infused with hand-zested grapefruit peel, locally sourced fresh basil, ground coriander and Oregon coast sea salt.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Patio Paradise is built for ultimate summertime refreshment.

Patio Paradise is available now 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) – and distribution will begin in the coming days. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & 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 Patio Paradise from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; July 2, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Treatment – Aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months then infused with hand-zested grapefruit peel, locally sourced fresh basil, ground coriander & Oregon coast sea salt
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Cascade Brewing Releases Apricot 2019

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Apricot 2019 on Wednesday, June 10.

Back to continue its run as “one of the first and longest running blends in the brewery’s portfolio,” Apricot 2019 is a blend of Sour Blond Ales “aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months, then naturally fermented with Northwest-grown apricots and aged on the fruit for an additional six months before packaging.” This batch of Apricot comes in at 7.3% ABV.

Apricot 2019 will hit 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) – on June 10, and distribution will begin on or shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 500ml bottles & 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 Apricot 2019 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; June 10, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.3%
Treatment – Blend of Sour Blond Ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months, then naturally fermented with Northwest-grown apricots& aged on the fruit for an additional 6 months before packaging
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Cascade Brewing Sets Release Date for Citrus Noyaux

cascadelogoCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Citrus Noyaux (2019) on May 14, 2020.

Arriving as one of Cascade Brewing’s newest projects, Citrus Noyaux (8.4% ABV) is a Sour Blond Ale “aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with fresh orange, grapefruit and lemon peels and apricot noyaux.”  For those unfamiliar with that last ingredient, the brewers at Cascade Brewing “extracted noyaux kernels from the pits of locally sourced apricots by hand and added them to the beer, imparting notes of almond and maraschino cherry that are complemented by the juicy fruit flavors of the citrus peel.”

Citrus Noyaux (2019) will release 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) – on Thursday May 14 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 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 Citrus Noyaux (2019) from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; May 14, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.4%
Treatment – Sour Blond Ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with fresh orange, grapefruit & lemon peels & apricot noyaux
COVID-19 Info – “During the COVID-19 shutdown, Cascade Brewing is offering beer to go––including Citrus Noyaux––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 12pm to 8pm; view the menu at LodgeAtCascade.com.”

Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

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Cascade Brewing Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Limited Release of Pineapple Retreat

cascadelogoCascade 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