This Friday, Nov. 9, Cascade Brewing is releasing Cuvée du Jongleur in 500ml bottles at both Cascade Barrel House in SE Portland and The Lodge location in SW/Beaverton-area. Stop by a day later, on Saturday, Nov. 10th to The Lodge n SW Portland for a special meet-the-brewer event from 6-8pm with tastings of rare, vintage beers and bottles.
Cuvée du Jongleur, or “Blend of the Juggler,” was last released in 2008, ten years ago will be available in 500ml bottle and on draft at both Cascade Brewing’s Portland pubs and through its worldwide distribution network.
“When it was originally released, Cuvée du Jongleur was only to be sold in our own brewpub, but since then, it’s become one of the biggest “white whales” in Cascade Brewing’s history,” explained Tim Larrance, Cascade Brewing Vice President. “It was never meant for a national release yet has been sold and traded amongst beer collectors worldwide. We’re excited to make it available once again.”
Cuvée du Jongleur consists of select red, triple and quad sour ales aged in oak barrels for up to three years. The 2017 project pays homage to the original blend, juggling a variety of base beers that offer clean and complex flavors through the lactic fermentation process that has come to define Cascade’s Northwest sour ales.
The original label, which featured a whimsical juggler, has been updated but still maintains the red and black checker pattern that defined the original release.
Cuvée du Jongleur is a Tier One release and is limited in quantities. Fans are encouraged to purchase early, because once this beer is gone, it may not return for another 10 years.
Cascade Brewing is opening its doors for a Meet the Brewer event on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6pm to 8pm. The event will take place in the Brewer’s Den on the lower level of the Lodge at Cascade Brewing, located at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
The evening will include a Q&A session with Mike Mathis, Head Brewer for Cascade. Fans can enjoy a selection of vintage Cascade Brewing draft and bottle tastings, as well as tastings of special sour and non-sour projects. There will also be specialty food pairings by Executive Chef Alfredo Godinez.
About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer ian the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year, capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com
and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing, #CascadeBrewing and #HouseofSour. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.