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Get ready for Cascade Brewing

Cascade Brewing is finally making its way to Texas. The first of its beers to arrive are:

  • Blackcap Raspberry 2015 Project: A blend of wheat and blonde ales aged for up to 14 months with blackcap raspberries in oak wine barrels.
    ABV: 7.6%
  • Strawberry 2014 Project: A blend of wheat and blonde ales aged for up to 12 months with strawberries and vanilla beans in oak wine barrels.
    ABV: 7%

Sang Noir 2014 should be right behind them though this one won’t be widely available for a few years. Regardless, Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth should get a very special limited amount.

I’m excited for this brewery to hit the Texas scene because it has a unique portfolio of Northwest-style sour beers. Many breweries sell us their beers fairly young, and we have to age them ourselves. Cascade ages its beers in-house before bottling and shipping them. This can drive the price up a bit, but the beers are ready to drink upon arrival.

Art Larrance, the owner of Cascade, has been on the craft beer scene for a long time. He co-founded Portland Brewing Co. and the Oregon Brewer’s Festival. That’s a big deal. Cascade’s head brewer, Ron Gansberg, has been referred to as one of Oregon’s most innovative brewers. He comes from the world of wine-making, which may explain his barrel-aging expertise.

Our mission is to bring exciting beers and special tasting opportunities to our Beerknurds. Be sure to keep your eyes open for these occasions.

The Captain

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