Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Washington Beer Open House, RODENBACH cans and Cascade Sour Fruit Fest

Ron Swarner


Rodenbach-Fruitage-cansMORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 9 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom secret. …

More than 100 breweries will open their doors for tours and special releases as part of the Washington Beer Open House Saturday, Feb. 25, including South Sound breweries 7 Seas Brewing, Dick’s Brewing, Dystopian State Brewing, Fish Brewing, Gig Harbor Brewing, Narrows Brewing, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., Tacoma’s Ram Brewing, Tacoma Brewing, Top Rung Brewing and Wet Coast Brewing.

RODENBACH Brewery, makers of world-class renowned sour beers in the traditional Flanders red style, today announced its latest innovation with the arrival of RODENBACH Fruitage … in cans. Drink a blend of 25 percent RODENBACH (two-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) and 75 percent young RODENBACH ale, with added fruit of cherries and elderberries.

Cascade Brewing will host its 6th annual Sour Fruit Fest Feb. 22-26 at its Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland. The Sour Fruit Fest will feature more than 50 exclusive Cascade sour fruit beers on rotation throughout the week, with at least 25 sour beers on tap each day at the Barrel House.

Ecliptic Brewing has re-released Hypernova Triple IPA. According to Excliptic hype, “Hypernova Triple India Pale Ale explodes with flavor. Hypernova is layered with tons of hop bitterness and character. Two separate dry hop additions with loads of Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops amplify Hypernova’s aroma to stellar proportions.”

Food & Wine Magazine recently ranked 25 craft brews that “spawned, defined and advanced the craft beer movement.”

Brewed in celebration of Lent and the Easter season each year, Carnevale, The Lost Abbey’s Brett saison, will be releasing its 2017 iteration this month.

How to keep your craft beer secret …