Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. ... Ecliptic Brewing has partnered with Tampa, Fla.-based Cigar City Brewing on the newest addition to its Cosmic Collaboration series, Ellipsing the Sun. The full-flavored ale was brewed with peaches, apricot, lemon and juniper, and aged in white wine barrels.

“We had a lot of fun collaborating with Wayne Wambles from Cigar City Brewing and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this beer since we brewed it this past April,” said Ecliptic Brewing owner and head brewmaster John Harris.  “Ellipsing the Sun is a unique beer for us and truly captures the spirit of collaboration, merging our two styles.”

Harris and Cigar City Brewing’s Wambles previously collaborated in 2013 on Illuminating the Path, which was brewed and released in Cigar City Brewing’s hometown. During the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Portland, Ore., Harris and Wambles got started on the creation of Ellipsing the Sun.

Ellipsing the Sun is the second release in Ecliptic’s Cosmic Collaboration series of beers. The first release was a collaboration with Dogfish Head and brewer Sam Calagione called Sagittarius B2N, which was also brewed during the 2015 CBC.

About Ellipsing the Sun Ale
Ellipsing the Sun is a cosmic collaboration between Ecliptic and Cigar City Brewing. The aged ale combines the delectable flavors of citrus, peach, apricot and juniper and the aroma of white wine. ABV: 9%

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Ecliptic beers are available in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George (Northern Oregon coast),  Summit Distributing in southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma), Click Distributing East (Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisan (Colorado) and Freedom Beverage Company (North Carolina).

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Capella Porter, Phobos Extra Single Hop Red Ale and Orbiter IPA. In 2014, Ecliptic Brewing was voted best brewpub by Northwest Brewing News readers, and the brewery’s Filament Winter IPA was named favorite winter ale by Oregon Beer Growler. For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.
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