Ecliptic Brewing Nabs Five Beer Awards in Late 2020
Portland, Oregon. Earth. (December 16, 2020)- Ecliptic Brewing has collected five new beer awards between November and December of 2020. The brewery, founded by Oregon beer icon, John Harris, nabbed medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Sip Magazine’s Best of the Northwest Competition, and Wine Enthusiast’s Top 25 Beer List.
Capella Porter earned a gold medal in the Brown Porter category of the U.S. Open Beer Championship. This is the sixth gold medal for Capella and most awarded beer at Ecliptic Brewing. Although in the company’s lineup since 2013, it recently transitioned from 500ml bottles to 16oz cans. Additionally, Capella Imperialized Porter, the brewery’s special draft-only release, claimed a silver medal in the Imperial Porter Category. More than 6000 beers representing over 140 styles were tasted in this year’s competition.
Ecliptic Starburst IPA – the company’s flagship IPA – received a silver medal in the West Coast Style IPA, Non-Hazy Category of Sip Magazine’s competition. This is a huge honor, as the category is heavily populated. Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale also received a silver medal in the Sour Ale Category. Tucana is a relatively new beer for Ecliptic, as it originally launched as a 2019 Seasonal Release and transitioned into the company’s All the Time Series in early 2020.
Ecliptic is also excited to announce that Callisto Blackcurrant Tripel – the brewery’s Special Release from February of this year – ranked fifth in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 25 Beers List for 2020. This Belgian-style ale was originally released in 2016, but Ecliptic brought it back this year as a throwback.
“It’s nice to be recognized for quality beer,” says Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris. “We’re stoked that Capella won another gold! I’m also especially excited for the win in the IPA category- that’s a crowded one these days.” Ecliptic Brewing also just won the Portland Business Journal’s Oregon Brewery Showdown – for the fourth time – and it’s the only brewery to have won back-to-back years. “That’s a fun, lighthearted competition on social media,” says John. “We get to play around with our brewery friends online and talk some smack! Our staff enjoys it too.”
Capella Porter: 16oz cans & draft, All the Time Series
Capella is a bright star with chocolate and caramel notes and just a touch of roast. A collection of American hops brighten this lively porter.
Capella Imperialized Porter: Draft Only, Pub Only
Everything you love about Capella Porter, only more! Sweet dark malt aromas are followed by a nice medium body. Flavors of chocolate and caramel meld with just a touch of roast.
ABV: 8% IBU: 45
Ecliptic Starburst IPA: 12oz cans & draft, All the Time Series
A juicy, tropical IPA with a galaxy’s worth of Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale: 500ml bottles & draft, All the Time Series
Named after a constellation of stars, Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale is crisp and refreshing, with a touch of tangerine that plays nicely with its well-balanced tartness. The twist of citrus shines bright above the subtly dry finish of this sunset-hued ale.
Callisto Blackcurrant Tripel: 500ml bottles & draft, February 2020 Special Release
Callisto Blackcurrant Tripel is named after the outermost of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons and the most heavily cratered object in our solar system. This golden Belgian-style ale features traditional flavors of a sweet tripel with the addition of tart blackcurrants.
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. As such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: 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, Southern Washington Coast), Hodgen Distributing (Eastern Oregon), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Eastern Washington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).