Cascade Brewing has announced the upcoming release of two projects this month: Nectarine Dream 2019, which has never before been packaged, will be available in 500 ml bottles and on draft; and Native Bramble 2019, a new project, will be available on draft only.
Nectarine Dream 2019 is a blend of sour blond ales aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 18 months, then naturally fermented with fresh, Northwest grown nectarines and aged on the fruit for an additional five months. Cascade hand processes each piece of fruit to ensure full ripeness before adding it to the tank and employing traditional wine making techniques that help capture the purest expression of the nectarine as well as the time and place in which it was grown.
Nectarine Dream 2019 will release on Friday, July 10th, at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont Street; the Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and at CascadeBrewing.shop for local pickup only. It will also be made available through Cascade Brewing’s distribution network. This marks the first time the project has ever been packaged.
As an ode to the rambunctious brambles that pervade the Pacific Northwest, Native Bramble 2019 features sour blond ale aged in oak puncheons for up to two years with fresh, Northwest-grown raspberries and fermented with Brettanomyces yeast. This limited, draft-only project showcases the brilliant acidity of raspberry fruit followed by subtle Brettanomyces flavors including tropical fruit and citrus notes. Native Bramble will release on Friday, July 24th, at both Portland pubs, through its online store for local pickup, and through limited distribution.
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