PORTLAND, Ore. –– In December 1998, Art Larrance opened Cascade Brewing and the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub in Southwest Portland. Twenty years later, the brewery is recognized worldwide for its highly-rated Northwest sour ales. The brewery will commemorate its 20-year milestone anniversary with a celebration that will include the exclusive 750ml bottle release of Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague, one of its fan favorite projects.
The Cascade Brewing 20-Year Celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5pm to 10pm at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing (formerly the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub, which was rebranded in 2017), located at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. The evening will feature raffles, games, cupcakes, brewery tours, a birthday toast, and select menu items from the brewery’s 1998 menu. Guests can enjoy 90s music on the stereo, and chat with Larrance and Cascade’s brewing team. The event is for ages 21+ in the downstairs Den; minors are welcome upstairs in the restaurant.
The highlight of the event will be the exclusive bottle and draft release of Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague 2016, a blend of sour imperial porters aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with dates, cinnamon, vanilla and orange peel. The original Bourbonic Plague won Cascade its first gold medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in the wood- and barrel-aged sour beer category. This marks the first time in seven years Cascade has bottled Bourbonic Plague, and each bottle will be individually numbered in this extremely limited project.
Bourbonic Plague bottles and draft will be released at Cascade’s Eastside location, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, starting Dec. 10. The project will only be available at Cascade’s two Portland area pubs and will not be made available via distribution.
About Cascade Brewing Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and 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, capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing, #CascadeBrewing and #HouseofSour. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.