Ecliptic Brewing Releasing Barrel-Aged Variants of UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale

PORTLAND, Ore. — In the (almost) four years of EclipticBrewing’s existence, their UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale has been a favorite among seasoned sour beer drinkers and novices alike. It’s crisp, tart, and radiates flavors of fresh Oregon blackberries.This year, Ecliptic is providing fans with an added treat—two barrel-aged versions of their UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale.

Starting July 13th Syrah and Rye barrel-aged varieties of UltraViolet will be released alongside the non-barrel aged beer. The three beers will be available in 22oz bottles throughout theEcliptic distribution network.  A limited amount of draft will also be found in Oregon and Washington.

About the beers:

UltraViolet BlackberrySour Ale

UltraViolet is brewed with Oregon blackberries, soured in the brewhouse.  The result is a tart and crisp sour ale, with ripe blackberry flavors radiating throughout it like cosmic rays traversing the universe.


Syrah Barrel-AgedUltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale

UltraViolet was tucked away in 6-year-old Syrah red wine barrels for 9 months.  The flavors of oak and ripe fruit meld with the sour blackberries for a delicious flavor.

ABV 9.5%

Rye Barrel-AgedUltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale

UltraViolet spent 10 months sleeping in 6-year-old rye whiskey barrels, developing aprofile of flavors reminiscent to a fine cocktail.


Want to try the beers first?  Details below:

  • Portland,OR.  Sour TapTakeover. July 13th, 5-8pm. Iron Tap Station, Brooklyn Yard, 4774 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202.

Six Ecliptic sour beers including:  UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale, SyrahBarrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale, Rye Barrel-Aged UltraVioletBlackberry Sour Ale, Zenith Grapefruit Gose, Carina Peach Sour Ale, BourbonBarrel-Aged Carina Peach Sour Ale with Brett.

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 Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, OrbiterIPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North CookSt), in package 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, NorthernIdaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado),Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal(Eastern Oregon).

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