As I recently mentioned in another article here on CraftBeerMonger.com, Cascade Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon has, for years, set the gold standard for Sour Ales produced in the Pacific Northwest. They’ve been producing outstanding Sour Ales since 2006 and I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer from them that I don’t like.
Most craft beer lovers I know have at least a few Cascade bottles in their cellar. If you don’t, or if you’d like to make your cellar a bit more Cascade heavy, then they have an event coming up next week that you’ll want to check out. From July 22nd through July 29th, Cascade is hosting a “Raid The Cellar” event, with heavily discounted pricing on select Sour Ales.
Here is the full press release from Cascade Brewing Company:
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 8, 2019) –– Cascade Brewing has announced a week-long “Raid the Cellar” event featuring discounted pricing for select aged Northwest sour ales. From July 22 through July 29, Cascade will be selling select vintage sour ales, all featuring labels prior to the brewery’s 2017 rebrand. The bottles will be available for $10 apiece; six bottles for $55; and mixed bottle cases for $100. The event is taking place ONLY at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, located at 939 SE Belmont St.
“With each sour release, we add a few cases to our vintage library for long-term aging, and after more than 10 years of building that collection, we decided it was time to comb through and pull some of the best bottles to make available during the Oregon Brewers Festival,” explained Kevin Martin, Director of Brewery Operations. “This bottle sale will help us free up space in our library storage for new beers that won’t resurface again for another five to 10 years!”
Sour lovers can look forward to purchasing Apricot (2014, 2015), Blackcap Raspberry (2014, 2015), Blackberry (2014), Blueberry (2014, 2015, 2016), Cerise Nouveau (2014), Cranberry (2014), Elderberry (2011, 2013, 2015), Figaro (2013, 2014), Kriek (2014, 2015), Noyaux (2014), Sang Noir (2014, 2015), Sang Rouge (2013), Sang Royal (2012), Strawberry (2013, 2014, 2015), and The Vine (2012, 2013).
As the sale coincides with the 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Cascade Brewing has arranged for a free shuttle between the festival and the Barrel House on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, from 3pm to 8pm with pick up and drop off under the Morrison Street Bridge.
For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com and engage with the brewery on social media at @CascadeBrewing.
About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon; the company also has two taprooms in Portland, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Southeast, and the Lodge at Cascade Brewing in Southwest.
I happen to have a few days off late next week, so a trip down to Portland for this event is quite tempting. Six bottles for $55 or a mixed case for $100 is an offer that’s just too good to pass up. If Sour Ales are your thing ,then consider a trip down to Portland next week and stock up on the cheap.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.