Ecliptic Brewing Unveils 2019 Beer Release Lineup

Ecliptic Brewing is getting a jump on 2019. The Portland, OR-based and John Harris-fronted restaurant and production brewery has already announced its 2019 lineup and slate of releases. Ecliptic has updated us with the year-round beer lineup, as well as seasonals, one-offs, and limited series and there are some changes to the status quo as well as returning favorites.

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“I am very excited about the direction we are taking with our line-up,” said Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris. “We are continuing to push the creative boundaries and have some fun, innovative beers heading to the market.”

Ecliptic has added an additional option to their Seasonal series line-up bringing their total to five rotations this year. They are starting the year with three new seasonal beers back to back, LunaKölsch, Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale, and Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale. Fan favorites, Quasar Pale Ale and Filament Winter IPA, are expected to return for the second half of 2019.

The newly created Limited Release series will feature beers produced in intermittent runs throughout the year. Phaser Hazy IPA, which returned in late 2018, has transitioned to this series, along with Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale and Astra Fresh Hop Lager.

In celebration of their Fifth Orbit Anniversary, Ecliptic will be releasing “Five Beers for Five Years,” in their Cosmic Collaboration series. John will be reuniting with friends in the beer industry, both old and new, to brew collaboration beers for this milestone. In addition, the beers planned for the Special Release series will explore some new styles and flavors. Beer with herbs, experimental hops, and a special Sixth Orbit beer are a few of the things to look forward to. Favorites like Oort Imperial Stout and Orange Giant Barleywine will reappear in 2019.

“All the Time” (Year-Round) Series

Starburst IPA

Orbiter IPA

Capella Porter

Carina Peach Sour Ale

Seasonal Series

Luna Kölsch (Jan-mid Mar)

Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale (mid Mar-May)

Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale (June-mid Aug)

Quasar Pale Ale (mid Aug-Oct)

Filament Winter IPA (Nov-Dec)

Limited Release Series

Phaser Hazy IPA

Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Astra Fresh Hop Lager

Special Release Series (Listed in order of release)

Oort Imperial Stout

Star Party Brut IPA with Lavender + Lemon

Cosmos Hazy IPA with Coconut + Vanilla

Io Experimental IPA

Sixth Orbit Anniversary Beer

Sedna Tiramisu Stout

Orange Giant Barleywine

Cosmic Collaboration Series

“Five Beers for Five Years”

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,

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), Graybeal (Eastern Oregon), Tread Water (Japan), and Beer Thirst (BC, Canada)

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