Ecliptic Brewing of Portland, Oregon is no stranger to collaboration projects. The company’s Cosmic Collaboration series has included brewing partners like Reuben’s Brews, Chuckanut Brewery, Cloudburst Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Wayfinder Beer, and others. The latest beer, which drops in a couple of weeks, is the result of a cosmic collaboration with Seattle’s Georgetown Brewing. This is Ecliptic’s third Cosmic Collab beer of 2022.
This Cosmic Collaboration, Summer IPA, is described as a crushable IPA designed for the season. It clocks in at 5.5 percent ABV. The grain bill includes Pale Malt, wheat, and oats, creating an unfiltered beer that is hazy but not fully hazy. The hop bill includes Strata and Idaho 7 varieties. Strata hops bring a strawberry punch and citrusy undertones while Idaho 7 hops impart juicy, tropical flavors.
“Georgetown was an easy choice for us to partner with,” says Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris. “Manny’s been brewing great beer with his team for years, including nabbing the Gold Medal in the IPA category at the GABF [Great American Beer Festival]. It’s an honor to work with them on an IPA.”
Georgetown Brewing’s Founder, Manny Chao, expresses similar sentiment towards Harris, saying, “I grew up in Beaverton (Oregon), and I drank many pints of Hammerhead and Wassail before starting a career in craft beer. It’s a huge honor for me to work with brewing legend, John Harris, in crafting a collaboration beer… and he’s a good dude! Thank you, Ecliptic Brewing, for working with us. Let’s drink!”
Ecliptic + Georgetown Summer IPA will be released in 16-ounce cans and draft throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network on June 15th. Visit Ecliptic’s website for up-to-date details on this release and virtual launch party.
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