Today Ecliptic Brewing will release its fan favorite Ultra Violet Blackberry Sour Ale along with two barrel aged versions – Syrah Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale and Rye Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale.
The sour beers will be available in 22oz bottles throughout the Ecliptic distribution network alongside a limited amount of draft in Oregon and Washington.
Here’s a breakdown on all three versions of UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale.
UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
UltraViolet is brewed with Oregon blackberries, soured in the brewhouse. The result is a tart and crisp sour ale, with ripe blackberry flavors radiating throughout it like cosmic rays traversing the universe.
Syrah Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
UltraViolet was tucked away in 6-year-old Syrah red wine barrels for 9 months. The flavors of oak and ripe fruit meld with the sour blackberries for a delicious flavor.
Rye Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
UltraViolet spent 10 months sleeping in 6-year-old rye whiskey barrels, developing a profile of flavors reminiscent to a fine cocktail.
Later today from 5:00-8:00pm Ecliptic Brewing will be unveiling these beers and tapping a few other sour beer offerings at the Iron Tap Station – Brooklyn Yard located at 4774 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202. There will be six Ecliptic beers pouring including UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale, Syrah Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale, Rye Barrel-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale, Zenith Grapefruit Gose, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Carina Peach Sour Ale with Brett.
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.