Brewery News: OR: Portland: Ecliptic Brewing wins big at the North American Beer Awards and the US Open Beer Championships

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 18, 2016)– This has been quite the year so far for Ecliptic Brewing when it comes to winning awards at local, national, and worldwide beer competitions.  Most recently, Ecliptic brought home a total of six medals at the North American Beer Awards (NABA) and the US Open Beer Championships.  This comes on the heels of wins at World Beer Cup, Best of Craft Beer Awards, and the Oregon Beer Awards.  One thing is clear, the Ecliptic brew team led by Owner and Brewmaster John Harris, is brewing up some great beer in 2016.
“Our team has been hard at work and it feels great to have those efforts recognized,” said Owner and Brewmaster John Harris. “Seeing the continued success of Capella Porter, Orbiter IPA bringing home a medal, and other beers being celebrated makes us very proud.”
Find out more details about Ecliptic’s most recent accomplishments below.
North American Beer Awards
This is an annual competition sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association.  The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering within each category.  This year was the 20th year for this competition.
Ecliptic Brewing brought home the following:
·         Gold Medal, Orange Giant Barleywine
o   American Style Barleywine
·         Silver Medal, Capella Porter
o   Brown Porter
·         Bronze Medal, Orbiter IPA
o   English Style IPA
For a complete list of the 2016 NABA Awards winners, visit here.


US Open Beer Championships
This is an annual competition held in the US.  This year there were nearly 5,000 beer entries across over 90 beer categories this year.
Ecliptic Brewing brought home the following:
·         Gold Medal, Capella Porter
o   Brown Porter
·         Gold Medal, Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine
o   Wood/Barrel-Aged Barleywine
·         Silver Medal, Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout
o   Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
For a complete list of the 2016 US Open Beer Championship winners, visit here.

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.

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), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

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