PORTLAND, Ore.... – Ecliptic Brewing received medals for two of their beers at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards, as announced in early February. Ecliptic’s Orange Giant Barleywine was awarded gold in the “American Barleywine” category, while Spica Pilsner took home silver in the “German Heritage Lager” category.
“Spica Pilsner was a beer that I had in my head for a long time, a spicy and herbal German Kellerbier,” said owner and brewmaster John Harris. “I am very excited to see this beer win a medal and for Orange Giant to take home a medal for the second year.”
Orange Giant Barleywine
Gold Medal, American Barleywine
Named after the giant orange stars in the sky, this barleywine has a gratifying warming effect and drinks smooth. Three malts create a hearty malt profile with robust character. Copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops combine for a nice resin hop flavor. Orange Giant is perfect for aging in your cellar. This beer is available as part of Ecliptic Brewing’s Special Release Series.
Silver Medal, German Heritage Lager
Spica Pilsner is brewed in the unfiltered Kellerbier style. Exclusive use of Pale malt gives this lager a pleasing malt body and light golden color. Sterling hops bring a rich herbal hop character and works with unfiltered yeast to end on a nice spicy flavor. This beer is available year round as part of Ecliptic Brewing’s All The Time Series.
For a complete list of the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards winners, visit here.
About the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards
The 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards celebrates and promotes the best of the best in craft brewing. The unique event is designed to provide greater national exposure to breweries through promotion in major beer magazines, including their name and winning beer mentioned in Draft Magazine’s Spring Issue. Winners receive automatic entry for the following year. For more information, visit: http://www.
Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), and Freedom Distributors (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, Orbiter IPA, Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.
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