At the House of Sour in Portland, Cascade Brewing is holding a Bourbonic Black Out Party on Friday, Nov. 1st for the release of the new Bourbonic Plague project. The event runs 5pm to 10pm at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St. and guests are encouraged to wear all black for the occasion.
More from a press release:
The evening will highlight the release of Bourbonic Plague 2017 in 500ml bottles and on draft. Bourbonic Plague features sour imperial porters aged in Bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with additions of dates, vanilla beans, orange peel and cinnamon. This contagiously complex and incurably enigmatic blend continues to represent the pinnacle of Cascade’s craft.
At 6pm, the Barrel House will tap a live barrel of Honey Bourbonic, a twist on its Bourbonic Plague, which features a late infusion of wildflower honey from Portland’s own Bee Local. The honey accentuates decadent flavors of bourbon, roasted malts, dried dark fruits, vanilla and spice with a bittersweet chocolate finish.
An additional six Bourbonic variants will be available, including Cardi B. Bonic––Bourbonic Plague infused with fresh orange zest and cardamom; Strawberry Bourbonic––Bourbonic Plague blended with vintage Strawberry 2015; Sarsaparilla Spice Bourbonic––Bourbonic Plague infused with sarsaparilla root and star anise; Mayan Bourbonic––Bourbonic Plague infused with raw organic Peruvian and Dutch cacao powder, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (served on the nitro tap); Cherry Bourbonic; and a Dutch Cocoa Bourbonic.
The brewery will also be offering Mulled Apple Sour, a beer that is served warm, plus a special dessert made with Bourbonic Plague, and raffle prizes. The original Bourbonic Plague won Cascade its first gold medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in the wood- and barrel-aged sour beer category. The 2017 project will be available at Cascade’s two Portland area pubs and through its distribution network.
About Cascade Brewing Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is 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.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.