PORTLAND, Ore. — This year was an eventful one for Ecliptic Brewing and their 2019 calendar indicates that this upcoming one will be no different. Their 2019 beer calendar reveals the return of all year-round beers, some exciting changes to the seasonal and special release selections,along with the addition of the limited release series.
“I am very excited about the direction we are taking with our line-up,” said Owner andBrewmaster, John Harris. “We are continuing to push the creative boundaries and have some fun, innovative beers heading to the market.”
Ecliptic has added an additional option to their Seasonal series line-upbringing their total to five rotations this year. They are starting the year with three new seasonal beers back to back, Luna Kölsch, FlamingoPlanet Guava Blonde Ale, and Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale. Fan favorites, Quasar Pale Ale and Filament WinterIPA, are expected to return for the second half of 2019.
The newly created Limited Release series will feature beers produced in intermittent runs throughout the year. Phaser Hazy IPA, which returned in late2018, has transitioned to this series, along with Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale andAstra Fresh Hop Lager.
In celebration of their Fifth Orbit Anniversary, Ecliptic will be releasing “FiveBeers for Five Years,” in their Cosmic Collaboration series. John will be reuniting with friends in the beer industry, both old and new, to brew collaboration beers for this milestone. In addition, the beers planned for the Special Release series will explore some new styles and flavors. Beer with herbs, experimental hops, and a special SixthOrbit beer are a few of the things to look forward to. Favorites like Oort Imperial Stout and Orange Giant Barleywine will reappear in 2019.
“All the Time” Series
CarinaPeach Sour Ale
Luna Kölsch (Jan-mid Mar)
FlamingoPlanet Guava Blonde Ale (mid Mar-May)
TucanaTangerine Sour Ale (June-mid Aug)
QuasarPale Ale (mid Aug-Oct)
FilamentWinter IPA (Nov-Dec)
Limited Release Series
AltairFresh Hop Pale Ale
AstraFresh Hop Lager
SpecialRelease Series (Listed in order of release)
Oort Imperial Stout
Star PartyBrut IPA with Lavender + Lemon
CosmosHazy IPA with Coconut + Vanilla
Io Experimental IPA
SixthOrbit Anniversary Beer
Sedna Tiramisu Stout
Orange Giant Barleywine
Cosmic Collaboration Series
“FiveBeers for Five Years”
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. 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 Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter.For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.
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), FortGeorge Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast, Southern Washington Coast), SummitDistribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (EasternWashington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked StaveArtisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Graybeal (EasternOregon), Tread Water (Japan),and Beer Thirst (BC, Canada).