(Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing, a craft brewery and restaurant in Portland, Oregon will be releasing their Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout for the first time on January 16th. This beer is part of Ecliptic’s reserve series lineup and has been sleeping in bourbon barrels for fifteen months. Alongside this beer, Oort Imperial Stout will be released for a second year.
What: Oort Imperial Stout/Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout tapping and bottle release
When: Saturday January 16th, 12:00pm
Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook St. Portland, OR 97227
Details: Tapping and limited amount of bottles available for purchase
About Oort Imperial Stout: Oort Imperial Stout is named after the mysterious region of our solar system that breeds comets. Massive amounts of roasted barley and Chocolate malts were combined with three types of Caramel malts for a rich, full mouthfeel. Chinook, Cascade, and Sterling hops lend a balanced bitterness and subtle hop flavor to this brew that’s as black as the vacuum of space.
About Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout: This barrel aged version of the Oort Imperial Stout slumbered for fifteen months in 12-year-old bourbon barrels, imparting flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla, and oak. It drinks especially chocolatey, with some heat from the barrel.
A small amount of these beers will be made available after January 16th in the territories where Ecliptic Brewing is currently offered.
Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), and Freedom Distributors (North Carolina).
About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter.