If you’re going to view the upcoming Solar Eclipse at any brewery the top choice has to be Ecliptic Brewing. Ecliptic’s owner and brewmaster John Harris has two passions in life – brewing and astronomy, something he brought together when he opened the astronomy themed brewery in October 2013.
In anticipation of the August 21st Solar Eclipse, Ecliptic Brewing has released Chromosphere Blonde Ale, brewed for the solar eclipse and available in the Oregon and Washington markets. The beer style was inspired by the color of the sun and the desire to have a sessionable ale to drink while experiencing the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Using Amarillo and Cascade Hops, Chromosphere Blonde Ale offers citrusy flavors and aroma and comes in at 5.0% ABV and 40 IBU.
Then when the Solar Eclipse hits Ecliptic Brewing will host a Beer, Brunch and Bloodys on its outdoor patio. “This day has been one that I have been thinking about for a long time and having a beer for the day was of huge importance to me,” said Harris in a statement. “The can design (done by Senior Art Director at Sasquatch Agency, Sean Haggerty) honors the event and the beer inside just as I had hoped and I can’t wait for you all to drink it while watching the eclipse.”
Ecliptic Brewing Total Solar Eclipse Events
Solar Eclipse Tap Takeover August 16, 5:00pm – Beer O’Clock, 1205 SW Washington St., Portland OR
20+ Ecliptic Brewing taps, eclipse themed giveaways, and more!
Beer, Brunch, and Bloodys for the Solar Eclipse August 21, 8:30am – Ecliptic Brewing, 825 North Cook Street, Portland, OR
Come watch the solar eclipse at Ecliptic Brewing. In Portland the Solar Eclipse will begin at 9:06am with 99.4% totality at 10:19am and will be completed at 11:38am.
The brunch is limited to the first 100 people Ecliptic will host a brunch buffet on its patio. Tickets are $25.00 and it includes brunch buffet, 1 drink token (beer, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and non-alcohol beverages), 1 pair of eclipse glasses, and gratuity. Additional beverages may be purchased individually. Brunch seating begins at 8:30 with it being served from 9:00-11:00am. Ecliptic’s regular food menu will begin at 11:00am. Reservations are required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number and someone will reach out to book your reservation.
Eclipse and Ecliptic: Peaks and Space Pints August 21, 10:00am – Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th Street, Tacoma WA
Five Ecliptic beers on tap in time to view the solar eclipse!
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.