Return of the Orange Giant Barleywine from Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Orange Giant Barleywine

The return of the Orange Giant (Barleywine) from Ecliptic Brewing is on Saturday, December 12th at the North Portland brewpub, where the crew will be pouring an unaged Orange Giant Barleywine and a new batch, #2 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine. There will be a very limited amount of bottles available as well.

Ecliptic Barrel Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Batch 2

These two beers received medals from the 2015 Best Of Craft Beer Awards.  Ecliptic Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale was awarded silver in the “Wood-Aged Beer” category, and the Orange Giant Barleywine Ale collected the bronze “Barleywine” medal.

What:                       Orange Giant Barleywine Ale/Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale Tapping and Limited Bottle Release

When:                      Saturday December 12th  12:00pm
Where:                     Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook St. Portland, OR 97227
Details:                    A limited amount of 2014 and 2015 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine bottles will be available for purchase.

About Orange Giant Barleywine Ale

Named after the giant orange stars in the sky, this barleywine has a gratifying warming effect and drinks smooth.  Three malts create a hearty malt profile with robust character.  Copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops combine for a nice resin hop flavor.  Orange Giant is perfect for aging in your cellar.  2015 Best of Craft Beer Bronze Medal: Barleywine.

  • IBU: 80
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • GRAVTY: 24°P

About Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale

Like the blazing giant stars that inspire it, Orange Giant is truly massive. Three malts and copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops impart a creamy malt profile and resin hop character to the beer. This barrel-aged version spent sixteen months sleeping in 12-year-old bourbon barrels, developing a strong bourbon profile with notes of vanilla, coconut, and oak. 2015 Best of Craft Beer Silver Medal: Wood-Aged Beer.

  • IBU: 70
  • ABV: 13.8%
  • GRAVITY: 24°P

Limited amounts of Orange Giant Barleywine will be available throughout their distribution network following the event.  Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine will only be available in Oregon.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), and Freedom (North Carolina).
About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:
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