Backwoods BrewingPortland, Ore. – HOTLIPS Soda, in partnership with Backwoods Brewing Company, is releasing the second in its series of collaborative brews. Debuting on Thursday, April 23rd, the limited edition Totally Radler is a crisp blend of Backwoods’ Pale Ale and HOTLIPS Lemon Soda.

Hot Lips SodaThe Totally Radler represents the second in a rotating series of Radler- and Shandy-style drinks that HOTLIPS will be producing in partnership with local breweries. Totally Radler will be on tap while the supply lasts at all six HOTLIPS restaurants in Portland, and will be distributed to other local pubs by Point Blank Distributing of Portland.

“After the success of our first collaborative Radler, we knew we had a winning idea,” said David Yudkin, co-owner of HOTLIPS Pizza + Soda. “We’re making friends with our fellow craft brewers, and pleasing the taste buds of Portlanders, too.”

“We’re so pleased to blend the bright, lemon flavor of HOTLIPS soda with our own pale ale,” said Jordan Tanasse of Backwoods Brewing. “Pairing two distinctive Northwest products from opposite sides of the Columbia creates the ultimate Cascadia combo.”

Backwoods Brewing’s Clear Cut Pale Ale is made with a blend of hops from the Northwest, Germany and Australia, with a brilliant hop aroma and light, crisp finish. HOTLIPS’ Lemon Soda is bright and brisk with soft bubbles, just sweet enough to round out the pucker. The combination is the perfect balance of ale and lemon, and not at all too sweet.