As December approaches a nice barleywine can be of essence to take help take the chill away. Ecliptic Brewing will release its Orange Giant Barleywine Ale and its Batch No. 2 Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale on Saturday, December 12. Beginning at Noon, Ecliptic will offer a celebratory tapping and limited bottle release at its North Portland brewery.
Last year at the 2015 Best Of Craft Beer Awards, Ecliptic Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale received the Silver Medal in the Wood-Aged Beer category out of 23 entries and Orange Giant Barleywine Ale received the Bronze Medal in the Barleywine category out of 9 entries.
Orange Giant Barleywine Ale
Named after the giant orange stars in the sky, this barleywine has a gratifying warming effect and drinks smooth. Three malts create a hearty malt profile with robust character. Copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops combine for a nice resin hop flavor. Orange Giant is perfect for aging in your cellar.
- IBU: 80
- ABV: 12.5%
- GRAVTY: 24°P
Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Ale
Like the blazing giant stars that inspire it, Orange Giant is truly massive. Three malts and copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops impart a creamy malt profile and resin hop character to the beer. This barrel-aged version spent sixteen months sleeping in 12-year-old bourbon barrels, developing a strong bourbon profile with notes of vanilla, coconut, and oak.
- IBU: 70
- ABV: 13.8%
- GRAVITY: 24°P
A limited amount of 2014 and 2015 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine bottles will be available for purchase. There will also be a limited amount of Orange Giant Barleywine available throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network following the event. However, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine will only be available in Oregon.
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Portland, OR 97227