Bend, Oregon’s Crux Fermentation Project release party for Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin is in Portland this Thursday, February 19th at Belmont Station. Join the Crux crew for a toast and tap takeover as they celebrate the release of the 2014 [BANISHED] series Freakcake on draught and in bottles, with a 4 bottle per person limit. Freakcake is Crux Fermentation Project’s take on the Flanders-style old brown ale, brewed with roasted Belgian aromatic malts and lemon and orange zest. Brewers then induce a secondary fermentation in the barrel with Brettanomyces plus sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, and figs, for a mildly acidic ale.
2014 [BANISHED] FREAKCAKE Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin Ale
* PORTLAND RELEASE PARTY *
Plus Toast & Tap Takeover
Thursday, February 19
5- 7 pm
@ Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97215
[BANISHED]? Banished Series beers are hidden away for months in oak barrels, allowing flavors to mature, meld and mellow. Some beers in this series also contain live yeast, making them good candidates for cellaring at home.
WHY THIS BEER? As you may know, we designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. This beer is an example of the long-awaited fruits of those labors.
ABOUT CRUX FERMENTATION PROJECT: Crux Fermentation Project is located at the epicenter of Bend and at the crucial core of the brewing process. We’ve designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. All our beer is bottled and labeled by hand in small batches right at the brewery. Brewmaster Larry Sidor is always in pursuit of the next great beer, whether by reinterpreting a classic style or abandoning it altogether.
50 SW Division, Bend, Oregon 97702
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