Everyone’s freaking out about this Monday’s Total Eclipse that finds Oregon in the path of “Totality” and a number of breweries have even packaged commemorative eclipse beers. If you are finished clearing out your local supermarket aisles of cheetos and bud lights for a camping trip, you might even be interested in picking up one of these sure to be collectible tribute beers, some of which will barely be seen outside of the brewery.
Eclipse Bottle & Can Releases:
Crux Fermentation Project: Shadow Chaser
Dark Lager 5.1 ABV, 10 IBU
Dark as night, yet light as day – We’ve brewed this exceptionally drinkable dark lager to celebrate this summer’s total solar eclipse. Roasted malts lend this Schwarzbier its shadowy complexion and subtly dark flavors, while cool fermentation gives it a crisp, clean finish suitable for daylong consumption. Available in bottles only at the brewery in Bend, Oregon.
Gilgamesh Brewing: Rahu – Eclipse 2017 Ominous Ale
Brewed with Darjiling Tea, lemon peel & fermented with Starfruit. 5% abv 10 IBU.
According to Indian mythology, Rahu is responsible for darkness during the day. As legend has it, Rahu drank the gods’ nectar of immortality, exposing himself as a demon to the sun and moon gods. Furious with Rahu for his audacity and defiance, the gods severed his head from his body, but his head was already immortal. Out of vengeance, Rahu devours the sun creating a solar eclipse.
Mazama Brewing Lunar Lager
A Juicy India Pale Lager brewed in collaboration with Eugene’s Bier Stein. 6.6% ABV
This is a hazy IPL featuring tons of Idaho 7 hops that give a bright, juicy flavor in honor of the upcoming eclipse.
The beer is available throughout Oregon at specialty markets. It is also available on draft and in bottles at the Mazama Brewing Taproom and at the Bier Stein in Eugene.
Ecliptic Brewing: Chromosphere
A sessionable and hoppy blonde ale for the solar eclipse. ABV 5.0% IBU 40
Ecliptic Brewing has started to release their Chromosphere Blonde Ale, brewed for the solar eclipse, in to their Oregon and Washington markets. The beer style was inspired by the color of the sun and the desire to have a sessionable ale to drink while experiencing the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Amarillo and Cascade hops add citrusy flavors and aroma.
In addition to the beer, Ecliptic will be taking part in and hosting several eclipse themed events, detailed below.
“This day has been one that I have been thinking about for a long time and having a beer for the day was of huge importance to me,” said Ecliptic founder/brewmaster John Harris.
Draft Only Eclipse Beers:
Pono Brewing: Black Hole Sun Toasted Coconut Cream Ale
This is a dark ale that promises to drink light from the Portland gypsy brewers Pono Brewing. Release party Thursday, August 17th 5-8pm at the new Proper Pint Taproom.
Three Creeks Brewing: Shadow Chaser
Dedicated to all the amateur astronomers, stargazers and dreamers chasing the path of totality of the solar eclipse. Carabohemian and chocolate malts create the umbra on this sunny unfiltered wheat beer. A dark summer wheat beer that is refreshing while also featuring depth of dark malt flavor, a metaphor for the eclipse itself. Malts: Canadian 2-Row, White Wheat, Carabohemian, Chocolate Malt, Flaked Wheat, Roasted Barley. Hops: Liberty. Yeast: American Ale. 5.2% ABV 21 IBU
Rogue: Total Blackout
Here’s to best friends. Rogue Brewmaster John Maier recently brewed with his best friend, Chris Studach. They crafted Total Blackout, a limited edition brew that will only be tapped at Rogue pubs in the path of totality for this weekend’s solar eclipse, including Rogue Ales & Spirits Brewer’s on the Bay.
The Horn Public House & Brewery: Chromosphere Fiery Red
The new Depoe Bay, Oregon brewery made a red ale brewed with habaneros to commemorate the eclipse and to be released at the Redmond Brewfest this weekend. Not too crazy hot, just a nice warm feeling going down. It will be on tap in the brewpub after the fest.