Portland, OR – Ok, admittedly we are late to mention this (duh), but this is for all those that might still be jonesing for another shot at enjoying this beer. Without belaying the fact that if you weren’t in attendance at the brewery this past Saturday (the 16th) then chances you missed an opportunity to purchase one of these beers.
The first release is none other than the infamous Bourbonic Plague. A blend of Strong Dark Porters and aged in oak, wine, and bourbon barrels, this blended dark ale has a secret (it was also aged with vanilla beans and cinnamon). After all this chaos, the beer was then aged an additional 14 months with dates.
The conclusion, was a 12% ABV beer that continues to draw questions on where to find this dark, heavinly beer or who has a bottle and is wiling to open it.
Second on the list was Vlad the Imp-Aler, a blend of 23 – 25 degree Plato sour blonde, with Quadruppels, and sour bourbon barrel-aged Tripel, all spun together and aged in oak and bourbon barrel. Course it wouldn’t be a Cascade sour if they didn’t put into another barrel with something else (spiced blonde) and age it for a few more months. What you end with is a 10.3% ABV beer that is so rich and complex that the folks at GABF gave it a Silver Medal.
So give the brewery a call, or hit one of your colleagues up. Who knows you might be the next person who can say that they enjoyed themselves a bottle of Vlad or Bourbonic Plague.
The Cascade Brewing Barrel House is the country's first "House of Sour," with no fewer than a dozen taps devoted to the brewery's sour beers, and another two reserved for sour beers directly from barrels in the cooler wall that are tapped every Tuesday at 6 pm.
The Cascade Brewing Barrel House is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 am to 10 pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm. Minors are allowed daily to 10 pm. For more information, call 503-265-8603 or visit www.cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com.