Ecliptic Brewing Launches Schwarzbier Lager

Portland, Oregon. Earth. (November 17, 2022) – This fall Ecliptic Brewing will release the last beer in their Moon Room Series- a Schwarzbier. The series features a collection of lager beer in celebration of Ecliptic opening its second location – The Moon Room – which is well setup for lagering. The final release in this series will ship November 23rd in 16-ounce can four-packs and draft.

Ecliptic’s Schwarzbier is brewed with a variety of malts, including Munich and Victory, and is hopped with Hallertau Tradition and Northern Brewer. Though dark, this beer is smooth and easy drinking, clocking in at 4.5% ABV and 20 IBU. Says Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, “Sometimes these beers are known as ‘Black Pilsners.’ They have a crisp finish like other lager styles, but they also have that dark beer flavor.”

Moon Room Series: Schwarzbier will be released in both draft and 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network beginning November 23rd. Visit Ecliptic’s website for up-to-date details on potential release events.

About Moon Room Series: Schwarzbier
German for “black beer”, the Schwarzbier is a study in contradiction. This easy-drinking dark lager is smooth and light-bodied, with low bitterness and a dry finish.
ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 20

About the Moon Room Series
The 2022 Ecliptic Brewing Moon Room Series is our ode to all things lager beer.

Moon Room Series Release Schedule:

  • February: Vienna Lager
  • March: Märzen
  • April: Rice Lager & Rice Lager Jasmine Edition
  • May: Maibock
  • July: Helles
  • September: Oktoberfest
  • November: Schwarzbier

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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