Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that Vlad the Imp Aler will make its long-awaited return on Tuesday, September 17.
Known to be “one of the most iconic projects in Cascade’s 20-year history of brewing and blending sour beer,” Vlad the Imp Aler is “a combination of quad and blond ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with orange peel and coriander.” After its lengthy slumber, Vlad the Imp Aler rises to deliver “a fresh acidity and light malt sweetness with notes of bourbon, citrus and spice.”
Vlad the Imp Aler will debut in Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on September 17 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering 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 network. Prost!
Vital Information for Vlad the Impaler (2017) from Cascade Brewing
Release – Limited; September 17, 2019 Style – American Sour Ale ABV – ??? Treatment – A combination of quad & blond ales aged in bourbon & wine barrels for up to two years with orange peel & coriander Fun Fact – The release of the 2017 project “marks Vlad’s first bottle release since the 2011 project, and the first time it’s available in 500ml bottles” 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!