Ecliptic Brewing Switches to 500ml Bottles

Ecliptic Brewing is the latest brewery to switch from 22oz bombers to 500ml bottles, following similar switches by the likes of Gigantic Brewing, Culmination Brewing, and many others. Ecliptic has bottled in 22oz packaging since its founding, but the transition to 500ml will begin this September.

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John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, said he is very excited to be moving to this format. “Transitioning from 22oz to 500ml bottles is on trend with the what we are seeing in the industry. The new bottles will provide a single serving size to our consumers at a lower price point.”

The 500ml format has become increasingly popular. It makes the beer bottle more approachable for the consumer and easier to finish in a single sitting.

Ecliptic’s “All the Time” beer series, which includes Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter, will be the first bottles released. Their “Special Release” and “Reserve” series will follow later in the year.

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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. 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, Southern Washington Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Eastern Washington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

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