Ecliptic Brewing Launches Moon Room Series: Altbier

Portland, Oregon. Earth. (February 1, 2023)- This month, Ecliptic Brewing will release the first beer in their 2023 Moon Room Series: Altbier. The series celebrates the opening of Ecliptic’s second location – The Moon Room – in Southeast Portland. The Altbier will ship February 8th in 16-ounce can four-packs and draft.

Altbier comes from the Düsseldorf area of Germany and has been made since 1266. Ecliptic’s take on the style is brewed with a variety of malts, including Munich and Chocolate, and features Space yeast. Noble hops including Tettnang, as well as Northern Brewer and Hersbruck, bring a slightly spicy hop character to this dry, rustic beer.  While it is technically an ale, it is cold fermented like a lager.

Says Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, “Altbier is an ale, brewed in the “old” way (“alt” literally means old in German)- prior to lager yeast even being discovered. After playing around with some Altbier recipes last year that we loved, we wanted to add this classic old-world brew to our Moon Room lineup of German-style beers. We’re happy with the result!”

Moon Room Series: Altbier will be released in both draft and 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network beginning February 8th. Visit Ecliptic’s website for up-to-date details on potential release events.

About Moon Room Series: Altbier
Originally hailing from Düsseldorf, Altbier means “old” beer, or “brewed in the old way” in German. Ecliptic’s take on the style is a well balanced, copper-hued ale with spicy noble hop flavor.
IBU: 30

About the Moon Room Series
The 2023 Ecliptic Brewing Moon Room Series is our ode to all things lager beer.

Founded by our Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, in celebration of opening Ecliptic’s second location in Southeast Portland. The Ecliptic Brewing Moon Room is located at 930 SE Oak St. For more information on the location, visit the website here:

Moon Room Series Release Schedule:

  • February: Altbier
  • May: Italian-style Pilsner
  • July: Japanese-style Rice Lager
  • September: Oktoberfest

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy. Ecliptic Brewing’s Mothership location opened in October of 2013 in North Portland and its second location – the Moon Room –opened in November of 2021 in Southeast Portland.

Ecliptic celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Harris’ signature beers include Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter, Pyxis Pilsner and LIGO West Coast IPA.

Ecliptic beers are available at the mothership brewery (825 North Cook St), the Moon Room (930 SE Oak St), in grocery stores, bottle shops, and on-tap throughout the area. They are distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast, Southern Washington Coast), Hodgen Distributing (Eastern Oregon), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Eastern Washington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Hayden Beverage (Idaho), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Arizona Beer & Cider (Arizona), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).

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