(Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing sent out a newsletter update this afternoon announcing the release of Cascade Blueberry Sour Ale.
The release of Blueberry in bottles will be this Thursday, March 22 at 4:30 PM. The blenders will be on hand at “Blue Thursday” to answer questions, and we’ll also have a 1/4 bbl of the original 2010 Blueberry on tap for comparison, plus a little of the Shrieking Violet. The 2011 Blueberry is a blend of wheat and blond ales that were aged in oak barrels for up to 12 months before aging on fresh blueberries for an additional three months. Bottles sell for $17 and are available at the Barrel House, the Raccoon Lodge and online.
In other exciting release news, bottles have been ordered and it appears that we will doing the first ever bottling of Sang Noir later this month. Look for a release in May, details to come!
Bottles of the 2010 Apricot are winding down to the last few cases, so now would be a good time to make sure you have a bottle or two in the cellar for a vertical tasting when the 2011 version comes out later this year. Bottles sell for $17 and are available at the Barrel House, Raccoon Lodge or online.
This week’s Tap It Tuesday at 6 pm at the Barrel House is Bourbon Blond. This live barrel of NW-style sour is a single barrel of blond ale that was aged for 12 months in a Makers Mark barrel. Subtle Bourbon and vanillin greet you in the nose. A pleasant oak and slight vanilla hint on the palate gives way to round, light, sweet Bourbon in the finish. This dirty blond may make you ask yourself, “Do blonds have more fun?” The ABV is 6.25% and it sells for $6.50 a glass.