Ecliptic Brewing Announces 2018 Beer Release Calendar

Ecliptic Brewing’s 2018 beer release calendar features the return of all year-round beers and some exciting changes to the seasonal and special release selections. 2017 was a big year for Ecliptic Brewing with continued growth, more tanks, 12oz cans, and big events, 2018 looks to be no different.

More from a press release:

Ecliptic is starting the year with two new seasonal beers back to back, Phaser Hazy IPA and Espacio Mexican Style Lager with Lime Zest.  In response to the emphatic success of Quasar Pale Ale and Filament Winter IPA, fans can expect to see these return for the second half of 2018.

Getting even more creative in the brewhouse, the Special Release and Cosmic Collaboration Series will bring to the table some new styles and flavors.  Beer with fruit and spices, a special Fifth Orbit beer, and out of this world collaborations with Reuben’s Brews and Modern Times are a few of the things to look forward to.  Also, expect to see beers like UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale and Oort Imperial Stout reappear for 2018.

“We wanted to bring back the favorites but also introduce some new beers to our lineup,” said Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris.  “The philosophy at Ecliptic has always been to continually push the limits of creativity and in 2018 we definitely plan to do that.”

In addition to the below mentioned beers, Ecliptic will continue to release beers from their barrel-aging program as part of the Reserve Series.

All the Time Series

Orbiter IPA

Starburst IPA

Capella Porter

Carina Peach Sour Ale

Seasonal Series

Phaser Hazy IPA (Jan-Mar)

Espacio Mexican Lager with Lime Zest (Apr-May)

Quasar Pale Ale (June-mid Sept)

Filament Winter IPA (mid Sept-Dec)

Special Release/Cosmic Collaboration (Listed in order of release)

Oort Imperial Stout

Hypernova Triple IPA

Ecliptic + Reuben’s Cosmic Collaboration

Moon Base Blood Orange Saison

Comet Calala Passionfruit Imperial Wit

UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale

Ecliptic + Modern Times Cosmic Collaboration

Fifth Orbit Anniversary Beer

TBD Belgian Quad with Spices

Orange Giant Barleywine Ale

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 Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:

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 Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

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