Ecliptic and Melvin Brewing Collaborate on Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine

Ecliptic Brewing’s latest beer collab in the Cosmic Collaboration Series is with Alpine, Wyoming-based Melvin Brewing. The playfully named, ‘Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine’ is a strange interpretation of style that takes inspiration from Melvin’s acclaimed imperial IPAs.

“When Jeremy Tofte (Co-Founder/Field Hoperative at Melvin Brewing) and I first talked about this beer he wanted to make a barleywine,” said Owner and Brewmaster of Ecliptic Brewing, John Harris.  “I thought a barleywine in the summer? No way! That’s when the idea for a golden session barleywine was born,” said Harris.

Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine

Session Barleywine?! What cosmic sorcery!

An unclassifiable phantasm, Space Ghost explodes with a panopoly of Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Southern Cross tropical hop flavors with a taste not unlike Melvin’s famous Imperial IPAs.  Complex yet infinitely drinkable, Space Ghost defies all explanations.   ABV 8%  IBU 75

For high res image of the Space Ghost label, visit here.

For high res image of the Space Ghost 22oz bottle, visit here.

Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine will be available in draft and 22oz package throughout Ecliptic’s distribution network starting early June.

Ecliptic+Melvin will be celebrating the release of the beer in both Portland and Seattle.  Details below:

  • Portland, OR.  Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party. June 6th5-7pm. The Side Street Tavern, 828 SE 34thAvenue.
  • Seattle, WA. Ecliptic+Melvin Space Ghost Release Party.  June 15th6-10:30pm. TeKu Tavern, 552 Denny Way.

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 Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in package 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 Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

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