Bend, Oregon’s Crux Fermentation Project has a brand new [BANISHED] series barrel-aged wheat wine in bottles and new year-round IPA in cans.
CRUX IPA | An Everyday India Pale Ale | 5.8% ABV 50 IBU
Low on bitterness and high on drinkability, this everyday IPA boasts a deliciously dank dose of whole flower CTZ hops with a touch of Galaxy, Mosaic, and Comet for a perfectly juicy finish that’s pure, hoppy refreshment. Keep this new classic close, it’ll never let you down.
Now available all year long throughout the Pacific Northwest in 12 oz six-pack cans where craft beer is sold.
[BANISHED] ALL WORKED UP | Wheatwine Aged in Chardonnay Barrels | 12.5% ABV
There’s no substitute for brewing things right, and the six months of patience as this rare breed blossomed in the barrel was the least of our endeavors to deliver this no-frills interpretation of an American wheatwine. This labor-intensive strong ale delivers delicate notes of candied fruit, caramel, and vanilla with a well-rounded mouthfeel worth getting all worked up over.
Limited availability in 500ml wax-dipped bottles and on draft throughout the Pacific Northwest with a release party this Thursday, February 6th, at the Crux Tasting Room.
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.