Cascade update: Apricot 2011 bottles available, no word on Strawberry yet

cascade apricot ale(Portland, OR) – An update from today’s Cascade Brewing newsletter…

Tonight’s Tap It Tuesday live from the barrel series at 6pm is Bourbon Barrel Aged Fruit. This NW style sour red ale was aged in Bourbon barrels for 10 months before aging on fresh apricots and sour pie cherries for an additional 11 months. Some light touches from a few accent barrels, including raspberries, apples and spices, were added to bring out the full fruit experience. We could try to describe it, but it is a single barrel with multiple facets and, as such, is an individual experience – so taste and discover for yourself, and let us know what you think!. 7.5% ABV, $8 a glass, $3 a taster.

Are you craving some Bourbonic Plague? Then you’ll want to be here next Tuesday, July 24, when the Tap It Tuesday series brings in LIVE: Cherry Bourbonic Plague, a special treat from the blenders. We took a six-month-old Bourbonic barrel and further aged it for 24 months on sour pie cherries. Aromas of dark, tart cherries, Bourbon and spices are noticed up front. Big, rich, dark cherries, dates, oak, leather and tobacco dance on the palate. Deep cherry notes, dark fruits and a warming Bourbon flavor finish this off as only the Bourbonic can. 10.2% ABV.

Bottle Update: Apricot 2011 has been released! This is a blend of blond and triple ales that were aged in oak barrels for up to 12 months before aging on fresh apricots for an additional 10 months. Bottles sell for $18 and there is no limit. You can purchase them at the Barrel House, the Raccoon Lodge, and on our new shopping cart online. 2011 Strawberry is next on the docket, and as soon as we have a release date, we will let you know.

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