Cascade Brewing will host their 9th annual Sour Fruit Fest from February 21 – March 1st at bot the Cascade Barrel House in SE Portland and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing in SW. Known for their fruited northwest sour ales, Cascade will dip into the cellar and come up for air with more than 36 different beers on tap throughout the week.
More from a press release:
Cascade is promising at least 24 sour beers on tap each day at the Barrel House, and 18 at The Lodge. The event takes place from open to close daily Thursday through Sunday at both locations. Admission is free, beer tasting costs additional.
The following beers will headline each day at both pubs: Honeycot on Thursday, Tangerine Dream 2011 on Friday, Raspberry Cordial on Saturday, and Kentucky Peach 2016 on Sunday. The event will kick off with a live barrel tapping at the Barrel House on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
Throughout the week, fans can look forward to tasting dozens of other sour fruit beers, including Belmont Street Bramble, Blue Autumn, Cerise Nouveau 2019, Cherry Bourbonic 2014, Chêne des Fous 2017, Elderberry Blast, Figaro 2012, Fruitopian Noyaux, Kentucky Peach 2019 Nitro, Nectarine Dream, Northwest Nectar, Notorious BOG, Noyaux 2011, One Way or Another 2016, Oregon Berry, Oregon’s Own, Shiro Plum, and Sour Marion Bros 1UP.
On Friday, Feb. 28, the brewery will release its second ever canned sour offering. Gose Roselle is a Gose-style ale aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months before infusing with roselle hibiscus, fresh Meyer lemon zest, ground coriander and Oregon coast sea salt. Gose Roselle will be available on draft and in cans at both pubs and in cans only through Cascade’s distribution network.
Sour Fruit Fest is Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. and at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
Vintage bottles will be available for sale at the event, as well as Sour Fruit Fest themed merchandise. Learn more at www.cascadebrewing.com and follow @CascadeBrewing on social media for real time updates on the tapping schedule.
About Cascade BrewingFounded in Portland, Oregon in 1998, Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in 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 release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s beers are collected by sour fans and connoisseurs around the world.
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.