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Ecliptic Brewing Ecliptic Brewing To Release Its First Barrel ­Aged Beer on Saturday, Dec. 20 Orange Giant Barleywine Ale packs bourbon punch 

Portland, Ore. – On Saturday, Dec. 20, Ecliptic Brewing will release its first barrel­aged beer, the Orange Giant Barleywine. Finding its inspiration in the upcoming solstice, Ecliptic’s Orange Giant Barleywine will bring warmth to the chilly winter days.

“All of us at the brewery have been looking forward to the awakening of our Orange Giant,” said John Harris, owner and brewmaster at Eclipitc. “After spending 10 months in 12­year­old bourbon barrels, this barleywine packs a big punch.”About Barrel­Aged Orange Giant Barleywine Like the blazing giant stars that inspire it, Orange Giant is truly massive. Three malts and copious amounts of Chinook and Nugget hops impart a creamy malt profile and resin hop character to the beer.

● IBU: 70
● ABV: 13.8%
● GRAVITY: 24°P

Ecliptic is producing less than 70 cases of this limited edition vintage, and it will initially be available only at the brewery, in bottles and on­tap. For a high­res image of the Orange Giant Barleywine label, visit here. Ecliptic beers are served at the  brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on­tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma) and Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham).

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