PORTLAND, Oregon – Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce the release of two fresh hop beers: Altair Fresh Hop IPA and Astro Fresh Hop Italian-style Pilsner. Both beers are expected to ship mid-September.
Altair is updated for 2022, now as an IPA packaged in a 16-ounce can, versus a 12-ounce can Pale Ale in years prior. Altair is brewed with Idaho 7 and Centennial hops, with afresh hop addition of ADHA 218, coming from Roy Farms. Astro remains a draft-only option, though the Italian-style Pilsner is new for this year. Astro is brewed with Sterling hops and fresh Mt. Rainier, coming from Coleman Agriculture- Homestead Farm.
Altair Fresh Hop IPA will be released in 16-ounce cans and draft throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network on September 14th. Astro Fresh Hop Italian-style Pilsner will be released in draft on September 21st.
Altair Fresh Hop IPA:
The brightest star in the constellation Aquila, Altair uses fresh ADHA 218 to celebrate the annual hop harvest.
Astro Fresh Hop Italian-style Pilsner:
Astro,originating from the Greek word for star, shines with Mount Rainier hops. Acrisp, clean lager to celebrate the annual hop harvest.
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. Ecliptic Brewing’s Mothership location opened in October of 2013 in North Portland and its second location – the Moon Room–opened in November of 2021 in Southeast Portland.
Ecliptic celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus.Harris’ signature beers include Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter and Pyxis Pilsner.
Ecliptic beers are available at the mothership brewery (825 North Cook St), the Moon Room (930 SE Oak St), in grocery stores, bottle shops, and on-tap through out the area. They are 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), Hayden Beverage (Idaho), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors(North Carolina), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).
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