Burnside Brewing Releases Neptune’s Wrath in Bottles

This coming Tuesday Burnside Brewing is releasing its first specialty beer to bottles. Neptune’s Wrath is quite a unique beer and will be bottled in a format similar to brewer Jason Mcadam’s old project, Epic Ale at the defunct Roots Organic Brewing, which was sold in Magnum sized bottles.

Brewer Jason Mcadam

Info on the beer from the brewery:

Neptune’s Wrath is an Strong Ale brewed with 18 gallons of Hama Hama oyster liquor and 4 pounds of lemon peel. We took half of this batch of beer and aged it in Cristom Pinot noir barrels. After 6 months on oak we back blended it with the non barrel aged half. This beer is 10.2% ABV and has notes of cherry, french oak, malt sweetness with a slight brininess at the back end.


The name and label are inspired by the Latin god of the seas and oceans and the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. A little more on Poseidon from Wikipedia:

Unlike the Greek Oceanus, titan of the world-ocean, Neptune was associated as well with fresh water. Georges Dumézil suggested[3] that for Latins, who were not a seafaring people, the primary identification of Neptune was with freshwater springs. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshipped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing.[4]

Neptune’s Wrath has a subtle taste of the ocean amidst a very Belgian-like ester dark fruit flavors, oak and wine. It has a nice warmth on the backend and should hold up well.

Packaged in Magnum sized (1.5 litres or 51oz) and limited to only 100 hand numbered green glass bottles with a wraparound label, Neptune’s Wrath is expected to cellar well. Bottles go on sale at the pub opening this Tuesday 2/28 at 3pm for $30.
Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

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  • Anonymous
    Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:13 PM

    whats up with neptune’s giant tooth?

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:14 PM


    • Anonymous
      Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:21 PM

      “The name and label are inspired by the Greek god of the seas and oceans, one of the top 3 gods in Greek mythology is Poseidon.”

      Wait, the name and label were inspired by Neptune, not Poseidon right? Neptune was a Roman god.

      • Samurai Artist
        Samurai Artist
        Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:28 PM

        whoops yeah I fucked that up, good catch. Neptune and Poseidon are so similar. Fixed now.