Ecliptic Brewing releases Modern Times collaboration Pineapple Hazy IPA

Ecliptic Brewing has collaborated with Modern Times on Pineapple Hazy IPA, one of the numerous beers released this year as the pineapple beer and cider craze grips the industry. Pineapple Hazy IPA will be Ecliptic’s first beer released in 500ml bottles and there are release parties August 15th at ABV in Hillsboro and August 16th at Tin Bucket in N. Portland.

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John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, hoped this collaboration would be a way of welcoming Modern Times to their Portland outpost. “I have enjoyed Modern Times Beer for a few years,” he says, “and when we learned that they were moving to town, I reached out to Jacob in San Diego to see if they were interested in teaming up.”

Hazy IPAs haven’t lost any momentum this year and in deciding what kind of beer to make the two breweries looked at ways to experiment with the popular style. John says, “I had mentioned pineapple with Mat Sandoval, Production Manager of the Belmont Fermentorium, when we were talking about what to make. Mat said we should definitely use Denali hops for their tropical qualities and almost pineapple like character.” The result is a Pineapple Hazy IPA brewed with Denali, Citra & Mosaic hops.

In addition to draft, this will be Ecliptic Brewing’s first release in 500ml bottles. According to Alaric Lawrence, Ecliptic’s Packaging Manager, “It’s an exciting time for us to step in a new direction with our packaged beer. Trends have shown that beer drinkers prefer bottles that are a true pint and easier to finish in one pour.”

About Ecliptic Brewing + Modern Times Pineapple Hazy IPA

Fresh pineapple coalesces with Denali, Citra & Mosaic hops for a citrusy, tropical party of astronomical proportions.

ABV 8.5%

Ecliptic + Modern Times Pineapple Hazy IPA will be celebrated with release events in Portland. Details below.

  • Cosmic Collab Release Party, August 15th, 6-9 PM, ABV Public House

Come hang out with the Ecliptic Brewing and Modern Times teams in Hillsboro! Compete in a paper rocket ship flying contest to win prizes.

  • Cosmic Collab Bottle Release, August 16th, 5-7 PM, Tin Bucket

Join the crew for the Portland release of this beer. Bottles will be available, along with tasty draft treats from both breweries.

For up to date details about the release events, visit Ecliptic Brewing’s Facebook event page, here.

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