In Orbit (Portland, OR) – A year is defined by the Earth’s rotation around the sun. And Ecliptic Brewing, a North Portland brewery is about to complete its seventh orbit around the sun and celebrating things with a special anniversary beer.
Brewed with real raspberries and a touch of chocolate, Ecliptic Seventh Orbit: Raspberry Golden Ale with Chocolate is exactly that, an 8% ABV anniversary release toned with fresh raspberries and chocolate.
“Raspberry was the first fruit I ever brewed with, and this is only the second raspberry beer to be brewed here at Ecliptic,” says Ecliptic Founder, Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris. “This beer has a nice malt base, lots of lively hops from dry hopping, and a balanced raspberry character,”
Get Wet (Williamsburg, VA) – The Virginia Beer Co. has a new fresh hop limited release that was crafted using wet hops that were picked, packaged, and air-freighted east overnight to be brewed the very next day. A wet-hopped version of the brewery’s Fresh Powder 100% Citra Double IPA, Virginia Beer’s Wet Powder is a 10% ABV Double India Pale Ale brewed with 100% wet Cashmere hops from Hop Head Farms in Michigan that were used less than 24 hours after they were harvested.
Sun King Brews Something Creamy (Indianapolis, IN) – One of Indiana’s largest craft breweries, Sun King Brewing, has been crafting adventuresome beers since 2009. And they’ve an approachable offering that’s a ‘cream’ come true. A Gold Medal winner in the Golden or Blonde Ale category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale is a 5.3% ABV year-round that combines smooth malt tones with vanilla and orange flavors.
Notable (Frederick, MD) – Flying Dog Brewery has an interesting new release that they made with experimental hops developed by the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Shipping this week in 4-packs of 16oz cans, Flying Dog Field Notes is its newest Experimental Pale Ale that the brewery says is the result of its commitment to “beer-centric agriculture.”