Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project releases two new beers during the month of February. Joining its year-round lineup is Crux IPA and in limited release is [Banished] All Worked UpBarrel-Aged Wheatwine Ale.
Crux IPA is currently available all year long throughout the Pacific Northwest in 12 oz six-pack cans where craft beer is sold. [Banished] All Worked Up Barrel-Aged Wheatwine Ale will available in 500mL wax-dipped bottles and on draft throughout the Pacific Northwest with arelease partythis Thursday, February 6th, at the Crux Tasting Room in Bend.
Here are additional details on both beers as provided by the brewery.
CRUX IPA | An Everyday India Pale Ale | 5.8% ABV 50 IBU
Consider Crux IPA your go-to for good times done right. Low on bitterness and high on drinkability, this everyday IPA boasts a deliciously dank dose of whole flower CTZ hops with a touch of Galaxy, Mosaic, and Comet for a perfectly juicy finish that’s pure, hoppy refreshment. Keep this new classic close, it’ll never let you down.
[BANISHED] All Worked Up | Wheatwine Aged in Chardonnay Barrels | 12.5% ABV
There’s no substitute for brewing things right, and the six months of patience as this rare breed blossomed in the barrel was the least of our endeavors to deliver this no-frills interpretation of an American wheatwine. This labor-intensive strong ale delivers delicate notes of candied fruit, caramel, and vanilla with a well-rounded mouthfeel worth getting all worked up over.
Crux Fermentation Project 63065 NE 18th Street Bend, Or 97701
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.