PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 29, 2014) — With Valentine’s Day on the way and spring on the horizon, Portland Brewing has brewed up something special — Rose Hip Gold. Much like the beauty of the rose itself, with its prickly thorns, this delicate Belgian-style Ale has notes of fruit and spice along with a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the kettle.
“Rose Hip Gold features a lovely range of fruit, bubblegum, citrus and spice flavors perfect for when the sun peeks through the clouds,” says head brewer Ryan Pappe. “As a nod to our hometown of Portland, Oregon, the Rose City, we incorporate 60 pounds of dried rose hips into each brew, adding a hint of color and a citrusy zing to the finished beer.”
Rose Hip Gold’s body comes from the careful combination of Pilsner, 2-row Pale, Honey, Wheat and Victory malts, along with the additions of Summit and Crystal hops. The beer is then sealed with a kiss of rose hips. The result is a delicately complex beer with an ABV of 6% and 25 IBUs, ideal for sharing with a certain someone.
Rose Hip Gold is available in stores, bottle shops and the Taproom in 22 oz. bottles, 12 oz. 6-packs and on draft. A bouquet of roses doesn’t last forever and neither will this Portland Brewing original, so find it now — from February 1 to April 1 — and indulge.
Find Rose Hip Gold and other Portland Brewing beers through the beer finder at http://www.portlandbrewing.com/finder/.
About Portland Brewing Co.:
Founded in 1986 by craft brewing pioneers, Portland Brewing was a forerunner of the Portland craft beer movement. Driven by a love for brewing great beer for the people of Portland, Ore. and beyond, Portland Brewing is committed to delivering the best every time. From unique small batches, to seasonal brews and new year-round offerings, beer drinkers can expect variety, innovation, quality and great-tasting beer in 2014 from a company that, simply, brews with a passion for beer. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. For more information about Portland Brewing Company, head to their website, Facebook and Twitter.