Alesong Brewing & Blending is back at it for its quarterly beer release. On Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, Alesong will host its 2019 Summer Beer Release Party. Held at its Tasting Room next door to King Estate Winery, Alesong will release these new beers to its customers who pre-order six beers and its Blender’s Circle members.
The new 2019 Summer Beer Release will include Terroir: Pinot Noir Blanc, Terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cucumber Tom & Tonic, Ginger Snap, and The BeerMonger’s Biscotti. All bottles will be $16.00 each.
“Each quarterly release we get a little better at this” said cofounder, Doug Coombs, in a statement. “People love the food pairing events and the new beers are tasting awesome! We’re especially excited for these new wine beers that really show off our local Terroir”
In addition to the Summer Beer Release, Alesong will also host its Blender’s Circle Release Dinner on its patio on the evening of Friday, August 16th. The $60 dinner will feature five paired courses, and acts as an opportunity for their club members to pick up their Summer shipment early. For more details and the menu click here.
Here are descriptions on each of the five beers provided by Alesong Brewing & Blending.
Terroir: Pinot Noir Blanc – Continuing our series of wine grape-matured farmhouse ales, this honey-colored beer underwent a second fermentation on fresh pressed Pinot Noir juice from Benton Lane winery. This subtly nuanced beer/wine hybrid expresses rich berry notes with hints of pear, lemon, and baked apples.
Terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon– Continuing our series of wine grape-matured farmhouse ales, this deep garnet-colored beer underwent a second fermentation on 2018 Cabernet grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Rich, jammy, wine grape flavors are balanced by firm tannins from the grape skin ferment and the French oak barrels in this luscious beer/wine hybrid.
Cucumber Tom & Tonic – Inspired by a classic G&T garnished with cucumber slices, this beer started as our golden sour base and was aged in Old Tom Gin barrels from Ransom Spirits imparting elements of spicy and earthy gin botanicals. Finished on Oregon grown cucumbers, the resulting beer is complex, refreshing, and perfect for a warm summer evening!
Ginger Snap – Spicy ginger, warm cinnamon, and smooth vanilla beans make up Grandma’s favorite cookies, and also our newest sour beer. After aging our Flanders Red inspired sour base in neutral oak barrels for nearly 18 months, we added ginger snap spices to our final blend, resulting in a beer that is unique and complex, yet somehow so familiar.
The BeerMonger’s Biscotti — A blend of rich imperial stouts matured in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels and finished on orange peel, cocoa nibs, coffee, Jacobsen sea salt and hazelnuts. Crafted in celebration of 10 successful years of mongering at The BeerMongers and as a nod towards the next 10! Cheers!
In conjunction with the new release, Alesong will be hosting celebrations on August 17-18 at its tasting room south of Eugene. At the tasting room event club members will also receive a complimentary tasting of the new beers with ice cream pairings from Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream.
For those in the Portland area, Alesong will host its release on Thrusday, August 29th at The BeerMongers. This will be the pick up location for those that pre-order bottles.
The new beers will be available for the public in the tasting room and at select restaurants and bottle shops beginning the following week.
Alesong Brewing & Blending
80848 Territorial Hwy Eugene, OR 97405
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.