Expanding its Stumptown lineup of beers, BridgePort Brewing has released its latest year-round offering, Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale (ORA). In coming up with the recipe for Stumptown ORA, BridgePort used four hop varietals that have a strong track record over the years. Maybe not the most buzzed about hops, the use of Nuggets, Sterling, Cascade and Mt. Hood Hops were used during six separate hop additions through the brewing process that offers a subtle herbal and citrusy hop profile.
Stumptown ORA is the first production beer from BridgePort that the brewers have added hops in the whirlpool. It’s also the very first time that they have dry-hopped with 2 pounds of hops per barrel. But Stumptown ORA is not an overtly hopped beer as this beer is balanced out with flaked oatmeal, caramel malt, and two specialty malts called Red-X and Midnight Wheat.
What results from this combination of ingredients is a pleasant, red-amber hued beer that is very well balanced. Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale comes in at 5.6% ABV, 14.2% OG, and 48 IBU and fits nicely within the BridgePort portfolio of beers. We sure hope that the brewers decide to put a few of these on cask at the BridgePort BrewPub in Portland’s Pearl District!
“Everyone in the brewery is excited about this new addition to our family of beers,” states Jeff Edgerton, brewmaster at BridgePort Brewing in a release. “This unique dry-hopped Oatmeal Red Ale really showcases the care and precision that went into brewing it. Anyone who enjoys full-flavored red ales will certainly want to try this one out.”
Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale is now available in 22oz. bottles, 12oz. six-packs, on-draft at BridgePort BrewPub in Portland and throughout BridgePort’s distribution network.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.