Though summer is nearly over, Block 15 Brewing is not slowing down on the packaged beer releases. As you make the transition from summer into autumn, they have five new beers in bottles or cans to enjoy: Flicker IPA, Oud Bruin, The Pitch, Oktoberfest and a special Desert High edition of the DAB Lab IPA.
Flicker IPA is a new autumn seasonal release from Block 15 in 16oz cans. Flicker is an IPA that’s refreshing and approachable enough to crush at a backyard BBQ or a sunny afternoon of tailgating, but also complex enough to warrant sipping over a fireside conversation on a cool autumn night.
FALL SEASONAL CAN RELEASING 9/6 @ THE TAP ROOM AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER
Inspired by autumn’s warm days and crisp nights, Flicker was designed to spark conversation and community while delivering a delightfully unique hop profile with notes of melon, lychee, stonefruit, and pine. Brewed often and canned fresh, look for Flicker around the Pacific Northwest this fall.
6.75% ABV $3.25 / 16oz can, plus deposit No limit
Oud Bruin Blend of Young & Old Brown Ales
MONTHLY BOTTLE RELEASE RELEASING 9/6 @ THE TAP ROOM ALSO DISTRIBUTED TO ACCOUNTS AROUND THE PNW
Inspired by the tart, delightfully complex brown ales brewed and blended in the Flemish region of Belgium, our Oud Bruin blends young brown ale with portions of sour, rustic barrel-aged stock from our wild cellar. After extended conditioning in stainless, the blend developed a wonderful balance of tobacco, pie cherries, caramel, and dried fruit character alongside gentle acidity.
6.5% ABV $8 / 500mL bottle limit 12 bottles
The DAB Lab, Desert High Progressive IPA ftg. Hop Extractions
ONE-OFF CAN RELEASING 8/16 @ BOTH BLOCK 15 LOCATIONS ALSO DISTRIBUTED TO ACCOUNTS AROUND CENTRAL OREGON
Specially brewed to enjoy in the High Desert, this refreshing addition to The DAB Lab series features a base of Central Oregon Mecca Grade malt in combination with progressive hopping techniques. A dizzying blend of hop varieties and products—including CO2 extractions, lupulin powder, and traditional hops—contributes vibrant notes of tropical fruit, citrus, white wine grapes, and dank herbs.
The Pitch Oregon Amber Lager Conditioned in Pitched Barrels
ONE-OFF BOTTLE RELEASING 9/7 @ BOTH BLOCK 15 LOCATIONS
The Pitch is an expression of Oregon-grown ingredients paired with our brewers’ passion for honoring traditional brewing techniques. Brewed to celebrate The BeerMongers’ 10 year anniversary, this amber lager was brewed with pelton, metolious, and lamonta malts from Mecca Grade in Central Oregon, hopped with Oregon-grown goldings, fermented with pilsner yeast, and then cold-conditioned in freshly pitched oak barrels—an old world lagering technique that imparts unique notes of pine, citrus, smoke, and spice.
6.5% ABV $5 / 500mL bottle limit 12 bottles
Bloktoberfest Märzen Lager
ONE-OFF CAN RELEASING 9/6 @ BOTH BLOCK 15 LOCATIONS ALSO DISTRIBUTED TO ACCOUNTS AROUND THE PNW
Our unfiltered Bavarian-style Märzen lager, brewed annually in late summer with specialty German malts and delicate noble hops. Cool fermentation and extended cold conditioning smooths out this balanced lager with a round finish.
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