clip_image002Just a friendly annual reminder to all those American-style Black Ale (formerly CDA or Black IPA) fans out there, Secession Cascadian Dark Ale is back!

First released in 2009 during the North American Organic Brewers Festival, Secession was released during a time when American-style Black Ale wasn’t even a style. Today it’s one of the few beers that is still standing firm on its belief that there is room for both American-style Black Ale and Cascadian Dark Ale.

By the time you finish reading this Secession should be on the shelf at your local bottleshop or grocery store throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Here is what the brewery had to say regarding their Secession Cascadian Dark Ale.

This emerging beer style features organic pilsner, C60, chocolate and black malts and a healthy addition of Magnum, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe and Mt. Hood hops. All of this results in a beer that is an alliance of Northwest hop flavors as formidable as the Cascade Mountain Range and roasted malts as dark as a moonless night.

About Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub to offer all organic handcrafted beers, fresh local ingredients and a sustainable building with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. HUB incorporates all aspects of sustainability from composting and rain barrels to pervious pavers and hand dryers. We have made every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.  Hopworks has four distinct areas including a family friendly restaurant with play area, a vibrant bicycle bar, banquet mezzanine and outdoor beer-garden.  Our 20 barrel brewery produces 4500 barrels a year and provides our restaurant with ten different HUB organic beers on tap and two cask ales at all times.

HUB is located at 2944 SE Powell Blvd. and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information, please visit Hopworks online at or follow on Twitter @HopworksBrewery.

As always if you don’t see it on the shelf or on draft ask your server to order some!


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