Cascade Brewing has recently released Melonius Blond, the brewer’s first bottled melon sour beer.
Melonius Blonde is a Northwest sour ale that consists of a blend of blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months. The fruit used in this beer are cantaloupe and Summer Kiss melons; Oregon-grown fruit harvested at peak ripeness, Melonius Blond offers notes of fresh summer melons, orange blossoms and sour candies, with a touch of honeycomb and green peppercorn. The beer is 6.8% ABV.
The brewery produced just 50 barrels of Melonious Blond.This limited offering is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft through Cascade’s regular distribution channels, as well as in-house at both its Portland area pubs.
The next Cascade beer to be released is Pearpawsterous, a collaboration project with Upland Brewing from Indiana. Another limited project, Pearpawsterous features regional ingredients sourced from each brewery’s home state – Oregon-grown pears and Indiana-grown paw paws – layered over a base of sour wheat ales aged for up to 12 months in oak barrels. Paw paw fruit has a sweet, custard-like flavor somewhat similar to banana, mango, and cantaloupe. Look for this release March 25, 2018.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.