Cascade Brewing Releases Chêne des Fous
(Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing will release its Chêne des Fous 2018 project in 500ml bottles and on draft on Friday, Oct. 11, at its two Portland-area pubs and through its distribution channels. Made in collaboration with Burial Beer Company in Ashville, N.C., Chêne des Fous, pronounced “shen de-FOO,” will also debut at Burial Beer Co.’s Burnpile Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Chêne des Fous––meaning “Oak of the Fools”––is a blend of sour triple ales aged for up to 18 months in French oak barrels with dried sumac, fresh apricots and toasted American oak chains. Intense oak flavors are met with savory lemon and dried fruit notes from the sumac and a subtle stone fruit aroma.
Cascade Brewing is also sharing two draft-only pub projects this month. On Oct. 15, the brewery will release Mulled Apple Sour, a seasonal blend of blond and red ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with vanilla bean and spices, then sweetened with fresh apple cider and honey. Served hot, this fall offering features flavors of mulled cider, apple pie and warm holiday spices. An annual fall favorite, this beer will be available in the pubs until Nov. 25, or until it sells out.
On Oct. 18, Cascade Brewing will release Watermelon Gose, a blend of wheat ales aged in neutral oak barrels for up to seven months with late infusions of hibiscus, Oregon Coast sea salt and fresh watermelon from Hermiston, Ore.
About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon; the company also has two taprooms in Portland, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Southeast, and the Lodge at Cascade Brewing in Southwest.