Ecliptic, Russian River to Release Collaboration

Ecliptic Brewing and Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing Company are working together to create a collaboration beer: Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale. This is the fifth and final Cosmic Collaboration release in Ecliptic’s “5 Years/5 Beers” series, which celebrates Ecliptic’s fifth anniversary.

John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, has long admired Russian River’s husband and wife owners, Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo. “Russian River makes outstanding beers and is known for both hoppy and Belgian-influenced beers”, says Harris. “It was a real treat to be able to work with Brewmaster Vinnie on this style of beer in particular. We’re honored to be able to include them in our five-year celebration.”

Brewed with pale and pilsner malts, the Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale will also feature both American and European hops in new and old varieties. Imperial Workhorse Yeast will bring a spicy character to this full-bodied ale, and dry hopping at cooler temperatures will help create bright aromatics.

A Cosmic Beer Dinner with Harris and Vinnie Cilurzo for the release of the Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale is planned at Ecliptic’s Restaurant on October 9th at 6pm. Attendees will enjoy three courses, plus shared appetizers, from Ecliptic Brewing Chef Michael Molitor, along with six beer pairings from each of the breweries and signed bottles of the collaboration to take home. Tickets are available to purchase here for $60. The Belgian-Style Hoppy Golden Ale will also be released in both draft and 500ml bottles throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network.


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