Art Larrance was no stranger to the Oregon craft beer scene when he established Cascade Brewing in 1998. He partnered with Brewmaster Ron Gansberg, who oversaw the design and installation of the Portland brewhouse. Together, they took their more than 40 years of combined brewing experience to create fantastic sour beers inspired by an abundance of Oregon fruit. Each of their beers is then aged on wine barrels from the Northwestern Oregon region. In April 2020, Larrance sold Cascade Brewing to a team that owns and operates FlyBoy Brewery in Tigard and Lake Oswego. Mark Becker, Ramie Mount, Brian Kovach, and Greg Laird now steer one of the pioneers of the sour beer movement. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a to-go flight of Cascade beers in cans — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cascade Cans Beer Flight.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cascade Cans Beer Flight
Cascade Vernal Equinox
The blossoming of plum trees last spring sparked an idea at Cascade Brewing. They thought it’s a beautiful symbol of the transition to the warm and fruitful summer months. They brewed Vernal Equinox to usher in the season with a blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in foudres for 10 months with locally grown plums and a blend of black teas to accentuate the delicate fruit flavors.
Cascade La Rita Loca
La Rita Loca features Cascade’s sour blond and wheat ales aged in tequila barrels and foudres for up to a year with late infusions of lime zest, Oregon coast sea salt, and ground coriander for the Oregon’s brewery’s version of a margarita.
Cascade Sang Rosé
Sang Rosé features Cascade’s sour blond ale aged in oak barrels for up to one year followed by a secondary fermentation with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir grapes. Starting with a brilliant light ruby color, this blend reveals notes of strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, and rose petals on the nose. It finishes with enticing cherry flavors, hints of black pepper and a dry, refreshing mouthfeel.
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