Ecliptic + Russian River Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale Coming this October

Portland, Oregon. Earth. — Ecliptic Brewing is excited to launch their next Cosmic Collaboration: Ecliptic + Russian River Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale. Due to release October 22nd in 500ml bottles and draft, the original beer was brewed in 2019 with Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing Company as part of Ecliptic’s “5 Years/5 Beers” series.

After a successful first launch last October, Ecliptic and Russian River agreed to rest some of the collaboration beer in Pinot Noir barrels. With the addition of Brettanomyces and 11 months in hibernation, the result is slightly tart, fruity yet wild, wine forward beer.

Says John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, “We sent a sample of our 12 barrels down to Vinnie and Natalie [Russian River’s Owners] to taste. We compared notes and have come up with a blending plan for the beer. We’re excited to release a new barrel-aged project this year; it’s definitely something to look forward to.”

The Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale will be released in both draft and 500ml bottles throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network. The company will be hosting a short Virtual Release Party on October 22nd with John Harris and Vinnie Cilurzo. Event details are on Ecliptic’s Facebook page.

About Ecliptic + Russian River Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale

In collaboration with Russian River Brewing Company, this Belgian-style Golden Ale was aged for 11 months in Pinot Noir barrels and Brettanomyces. The result is a slightly tart, fruity yet wild, wine-forward beer.

  • ABV 8.3%
  • IBU 30

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. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

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, Southern Washington Coast), Hodgen Distributing (Eastern Oregon), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Eastern Washington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).

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