Ecliptic Brewing 5th Anniversary Party and Dry-Hopped Strawberry Sour Ale Release

Brewmaster John Harris’s Ecliptic Brewing has completed its fifth orbit around the sun. The North Portland brewpub is celebrating its 5th anniversary on October 20th from 11am – 11pm. In addition to the all-day anniversary party with live music, rare beer tappings, and raffles, the brewery is releasing a 5th anniversary beer, Fifth Orbit Dry-Hopped Strawberry Sour Ale, in 500ml bottles.

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Having been an established name in the Oregon beer industry for over 25 years, John Harris opened the doors of Ecliptic Brewing in October 2013. He was looking to combine both his brewing proficiency and his love of astronomy. Reflecting over the last few years, Harris says, “It’s been a wild ride for sure. We are in quite a different place than I imagined we would be at five.” He said he “attributes the success to all the great staff, current and past” and wants to thank “all of our customers who enjoy our beers and restaurant experience.”

Ecliptic Brewing’s Anniversary Party will take place on Saturday, October 20th. Their regular pub menu will be available, along with unique and tasty amuse-bouches for attendees to sample from Chef Michael Molitor and Sous Chefs Aaron Medina and Christian Gruber. John Harris himself will lead tours of the brewery on the hour from 11AM-3PM. Expect rare beer tappings from Ecliptic’s cellar, raffles, and outdoor music. Singer-songwriter Kory Quinn will kick off the free and live music show at 6PM, followed by The Minders and headliner The Minus 5. The event is open to all ages. Donations benefitting The Jeremy Wilson Foundation are suggested at the door; Ecliptic is proud to announce that all donations will be matched.

Ecliptic celebrates its anniversary orbit with a different beer every year. For 2018 a Dry-Hopped Strawberry Sour Ale was brewed with real strawberries. Belma, Mosaic, Chinook, Cascade, and Simcoe hops complement the fruit notes. The first keg of the Strawberry Sour Ale will be tapped at the party, and to-go bottles will also be available for purchase.


Fifth Orbit Anniversary Party

When: October 20th, 11AM-11PM. Music starts at 6PM.

Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook Street

What: Fifth Orbit: Dry-Hopped Strawberry Sour Ale release, rare beer tappings, tours with John Harris, amuse-bouches, and outdoor music!

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), Tread Water (Japan), Beer Thirst (BC, Canada)

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