What happens when you add over 8,000 pounds of fresh blueberries to a blend of a sour wheat and blond ale and then age it in white wine barrels for 12 months? Swing by Cascade Brewing Barrel House on Tuesday, January 3rd and find out when Cascade Brewing taps its Blueberry 2016. Cascade will also have bottles for Blueberry 2016 for sale.
“The 2016 growing season delivered fruit with elegant blueberry aromatics, providing clean fruit expression to this blend,” stated Kevin Martin, lead blender, in a release. “The project is complemented by the dry, cereal grain notes of the beer with hints of lemon, a soft oak presence and lively acidity.”
In addition to this year’s Blueberry, Cascade will also have the 2015 and 2014 vintages on draft and will have bottles of Blueberry 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 available.
Cascade produced 1,190 cases of Blueberry 2016 bottles at 8.5% ABV, along with 225 kegs available for order.
Cascade Brewing Barrel House 939 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
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.