As brewers climb the ranks at their brewery, some will take the next giant leap and start their own brewery. With Elysian Brewing’s Steve Luke, this will be his next progression as well. Luke will soon leave Elysian to open up his very own Cloudburst Brewing at 2116 Western Avenue in Seattle, Washington later this year. But before doing so Luke’s creative output will be celebrated here in Portland when The BeerMongers host Steve Luke’s Farwell Tap Takeover on Tuesday July 14, from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
Over the years Luke has been responsible for some of Elysian’s most popular IPAs including both Space Dust IPA and Dayglow IPA. Now prior to departing he has blessed the Elysian faithful with his latest creation, Epilogue IPA. This new IPA has a backbone of grapefruit and pine from the Chinook bittering hop, and flavors of peach, pineapple, blackberry, and resin sprouting up from the multi-headed hops of Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Simpson’s Gold Promise malt. 6.7% ABV 60 IBUs
The BeerMongers with the assistance of Portland Elysian rep, David Chappell, the two parties have secured a killer line-up of Luke’s latest and greatest creations to feature on tap.
Space Dust IPA
Zoot Suit Cherry Sour
Hawaiian Sunburn Pineapple Habanero Sour
The Perfesser Plum Brett Ale* (Not Steve’s beer)
We want to wish Luke great success in his future endeavor and look forward to trying his new beers in the near future. Prior to doing so lets send congratulate him on the tasty beers he has given us from Elysian.
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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.