Serious New ‘Sheltering-In-Place’ Beers

, Serious New ‘Sheltering-In-Place’ Beers

(Courtesy Rogue Ales)

If ever there was a time for drinking at home and supporting you favorite craft brewery…that time is now.

And we’ve more interesting new releases that might keep you from crawling up the walls…

Barrel-Aged and Sour (Newport, OR) – — Rogue Ales has a new addition to its diverse lineup of offerings that’s the brewery’s first-ever mixed culture, barrel-aged sour. Tart, with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot, Rogue Côtes du Rogue is a 7.1% ABV Sour Blonde Ale that the brewery is saying is “smooth, bright and extremely satisfying.”

Côtes du Rogue was a beer years in the making. It all started several years ago, when we caught a wild yeast strain from the open air of the Yaquina Bay,” says Danny Connors, Rogue Innovation Brewer. “We cultivated the strain, along with 5 common varieties in 16 barrels, selecting and blending the best of them to form our house mixed culture. With this unique culture we’ve created a series of limited, foeder-aged, sour beers to get your taste buds tingling and Côtes du Rogue is the first in that series.”

Citrus Timed (Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing has a new addition to its annual roster that’s available now via home delivery and curbside pickup, Aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with fresh orange, grapefruit and lemon peels and apricot noyaux, Cascade Citrus Noyaux (2019) is an 8.4% ABV Sour Blonde Ale with big almond and maraschino cherry and citrus notes.

, Serious New ‘Sheltering-In-Place’ BeersExperimental and Mental (Boulder, CO) – Upslope Brewing has released its annual Experimental IPA and this year’s variation sounds sweet!  Brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Strata and Sabro hops and sweetened with Orange blossom honey, 2020 Upslope Experimental India Pale Ale is a 6.5% ABV IPA that’s both ambitious and balanced.

Bottoms Up (Hood River, OR) – Ferment Brewing is introducing a new line of Top and Bottom fermented 16oz can limited releases that will debut quarterly.  Its newest ‘Bottom Fermented’ offering, Ferment Kelleidoscope Kellerbier is a 5.3% ABV unfiltered European Lager layered with a complex blend of noble Saaz and Tettnanger hops, and Pacific Northwest Loral and Crystal hops.

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