The latest in the Blasphemous Collaboration Series will be released next week on Wednesday, July 13, when Ghost Bath makes its Portland debut at Lola’s Room inside the historic Crystal Ballroom. For this show McMenamins Crystal Brewery, led by head brewer Drew Phillips, brewed Moonlover Saison for the band’s upcoming performance.
Controversial band Ghost Bath, whose namesake refers to the act of committing suicide by submerging in a body of water, will soon make their Portland debut at Lola’s Room in the historic Crystal Ballroom. Portraying both deep anguish and angelic soundscapes, they promise to leave an impression on the listener. Having done just that, the Moonlover Saison was born for the fourth Blasphemous Collaboration.
Moonlover Saison Description:
Our “funerary” Saison was brewed in collaboration with black metallurgists Ghost Bath for our Blasphemous Collaboration Series. Itself a refreshing ale featuring many classic Saison flavors and aromas, Moonlover is meant to evoke sights and smells of 19th century wakes and funerals. You’ll first notice a distinct floral aroma, imparted by the addition of organic elderflower post-fermentation. Moonlover also underwent the process of minor kettle souring, which imparted a subtle sourness to complement the citrus aromas added during fermentation. Grassy Tettnanger Hops lend an earthiness to the brew, balancing the light, bready body of Pilsen Malt. Unmalted Wheat and the naturally cloudy yeast strain give the ale a “ghostly” appearance. We hope you enjoy this lovely little beer and join us for Ghost Bath’s first Portland concert on July 13th in Lola’s Room.
Special Techniques: Minor Kettle Souring
Special Ingredients: Organic Elderflower Leaves, Unmalted Wheat
Malts: German Pilsen, Czech Pilsen
Hops: Chinook, US Tettnanger
OG: 1.050 TG: 1.007 ABV: 5.64 IBU: 23 SRM: 4
Here are a few of the drink specials for the show.
Blasphemous Moonlover Saison – $4
PBR Tallboys – $2
Old Crow and PBR – $6
Old Crow and Blasphemous specialty beer – $8
McMenamins Ales – $5.50
Joining Ghost Bath on the bill are Underling, He Whose Ox Is Gored, and Urchin. Advance tickets for the show are available for $10.00 here or at the door on Wednesday. Doors open at 7:00pm with the music beginning at 8:00pm. This show is 21 & over.
Lolas Room in the Crystal Ballroom 1332 West Burnside Street Portland, Oregon 97209
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.