Ecliptic to Release Four Orange Giant Barleywine Ale Variants this Winter

Ecliptic Brewing is excited to announce the release of four Orange Giant Barleywine variants this December. Along with the classic original that’s been in Ecliptic’s lineup since 2014, the company will also launch a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Edition. Both of these beers are part of Ecliptic’s Special Release Series and will come in 16-ounce cans (which is new for 2020!) and draft. Additionally, two barrel-aged versions will launch as part of the Reserve Series: Rye Barrel-Aged and Bourbon Barrel-Aged, both in 500ml bottles and draft.

“Orange Giant is our classic winter Special Release, but we wanted to have some fun with it this year and create an additional version to try side-by-side,” said Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris. “We added real pineapple and Azacca hops, which complement the dark biscuity flavors present in our barleywine, and the result is a delicious, dessert-like brew.”

The barrel-aged versions have been sleeping in rye or bourbon barrels for nearly one year, which will add complex and bold notes to each variant. Says Harris, “Ecliptic has not released a Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine since 2017, so we’re excited to have this available again.”

All four variants of Orange Giant Barleywine will be released in both draft and 16-ounce cans (500ml bottles for Reserve Series) throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network beginning December 9th. Visit Ecliptic’s website for up to date details on potential release events.

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