EUGENE, OR: On Sunday, November 11th from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Alesong Brewing and Blending will release four new beers and host a fall celebration at its wine country tasting room and brewery (80848 Territorial Highway) for its customers who pre-order beers and Blender’s Circle members (info and sign up at alesongbrewing.com/join).
“It feels like just yesterday the sun was shining and we were unveiling our summer release beers” says cofounder, Doug Coombs, “but fall is officially here and we’re excited to share these new beers to enjoy as the seasons change!”
· Farm Fresh – Fall in the Pacific Northwest means one thing to beer people— hop harvest! We stuffed fresh Centennial hops into barrels of an aged, light-bodied, and tart farmhouse ale. The transformation brings fruity, citrusy and grassy flavors and aromas, awakening a whole new beer.
· Raspberry Parliament – We want the funk! Inspired by the red and brown ales of the Flanders region of Belgium, we aged this beer in 2nd use charred American oak barrels with Oregon raspberries to provide tart and sweet flavors that marry with the mild oak and yeast complexities.
· Four Merchants – We searched the high seas for just the right spices to complement our rich and complex Four Brothers Quad. Matured for nearly a year in red wine barrels, this mahogany hued, dry, and slightly vinous ale is a mosaic of aromas and flavors worthy of your contemplation.
· Rhino Suit ‘18– Rhino Suit was the first spirits barrel-aged beer we released at Alesong (way back in the winter of 2016!), but remains one of our favorites. This year’s rendition of our imperial milk stout was matured in freshly emptied Heaven Hill bourbon barrels to add velvety layers of vanilla and coconut to the sweet and chocolatey malt flavors of the base stout.
In conjunction with the new release, Alesong will be hosting celebrations on 11/11 at its tasting room and 11/14 at Belmont Station in Portland. Guests at both events will receive a complimentary tasting of the new beers and food pairings to go along. The new beers will be available for the public in the tasting room and at select restaurants and bottle shops beginning the following week.
ABOUT ALESONG BREWING AND BLENDING: Alesong Brewing and Blending is a small artisan brewery based in the heart of Southern Willamette Valley wine country that crafts unique and small-batch beers with a focus on oak aging and Belgian-inspired techniques, brewing both wild and non-wild beers, using locally grown fruits, herbs and a host of special yeasts and other microbes. Once the beer in the barrels has matured, the team samples and selects each barrel individually to blend. Paying homage to old-world Lambic blenders and artisan winemakers, Alesong believes that the final, balanced blend of a barrel-aged beer is much more satisfying than the sum of its parts or each individual barrel by itself. For more information, visit alesongbrewing.com.