Ecliptic, Russian River Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale Coming this October

Ecliptic Brewing is excited to launch their next Cosmic Collaboration: Ecliptic + Russian River Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale. Due to release October 22 in 500ml bottles and draft, the original beer was brewed in 2019 with Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing Company as part of Ecliptic’s “5 Years/5 Beers” series.

After a successful first launch last October, Ecliptic and Russian River agreed to rest some of the collaboration beer in Pinot Noir barrels. With the addition of Brettanomyces and 11 months in hibernation, the result is slightly tart, fruity yet wild, wine forward beer.

Says John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing Owner and Brewmaster, “We sent a sample of our 12 barrels down to Vinnie and Natalie [Russian River’s Owners] to taste. We compared notes and have come up with a blending plan for the beer. We’re excited to release a new barrel-aged project this year; it’s definitely something to look forward to.”

The Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale will be released in both draft and 500ml bottles throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network. The company will be hosting a short Virtual Release Party on October 22nd with John Harris and Vinnie Cilurzo. Event details are on Ecliptic’s Facebook page.

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