Portland, Oregon. Earth. (May 10, 2023)- Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce the second beer in their 2023 Moon Room Series: Italian-style Pilsner. The series celebrates the opening of Ecliptic’s second location – The Moon Room – in Southeast Portland and all things lager beer. The Italian-style Pilsner will ship May 17th in 16-ounce can four-packs and draft.
John Harris, Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, says, “Italian pilsners came about when a brewer in Italy decided to try dry-hopping their pilsner, which is a process normally used in making traditional IPAs. This creates all the crispness of a classic pilsner, but it also adds the kiss of the hops to accentuate the aroma and hop flavor of the beer.”
Featuring Pilsner and Carapils malts and Harvest yeast, Ecliptic’s Italian-style Pilsner is just that- light and crisp. The beer is dry-hopped with Tettnang, Saphir and Saaz which provides a nice hop aroma, and it clocks in at 5.2% ABV, making it a very drinkable lager.
Moon Room Series: Italian-style Pilsner will be released in both draft and 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network beginning May 17th. Visit Ecliptic’s website for up-to-date details on potential release events.
About Moon Room Series: Italian-style Pilsner
As delicate and crisp as expected in a modern pilsner, Italian-style pilsners are defined by an extra burst of hop aroma & flavor via dry-hopping. Ecliptic’s spin on the style includes Tettnang, Saphir and Saaz hops.
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: https://eclipticbrewing.com/location/moon-room/
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).
For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.