Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will release its Framblanc 2017 project on Friday, August 17.
Fresh off a gold medal win in the “Wood + Barrel-aged Sour + Brett” category at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards, Framblanc is back to supply sour beer fanatics with “a blend of sour blond ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries.” This treatment results in an 8.4% ABV Framblanc that offers “fresh flavors of raspberries, green grapes, white peaches and pears.”
“The warm 2017 growing season produced beautifully ripened raspberries that contributed lots of fresh fruit flavor in this blend, making this project year one of the most expressive we’ve ever released,” explained Kevin Martin, Head of Brewing Operations for Cascade Brewing.
Framblanc 2017 will officially debut in Cascade Brewing’s two Portland-area pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on August 17 and will enter distribution at or around that date. You can expect to find this Tier Two offering available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of the brewery’s national and worldwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Framblanc 2017 from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited/Tier Two; August 17, 2018
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.4%
Treatment – Blend of sour blond ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries
Fun Fact – “Framblanc is a tier two offering, with pricing based on the style of beer, the type of ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels, and types of barrels used.”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft