Cascade Brewing announced today it has released five brand new non-sour beers on draft and in 16-ounce cans, including two that are fundraisers for charitable causes. All five beers will be self distributed in the Portland Metropolitan area and are also available at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. and the Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
Black Is Beautiful: This is Cascade’s contribution to a world-wide initiative to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for this who have been wronged. This full-bodied stout was brewed with toasted coconut, cardamom and vanilla bean (10.5% ABV). Proceeds will be donated to The Black United Fund of Oregon.
BREATHING : CONVERSATIONS: This beer was brewed as a New England style Double IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops as part of collaborative initiative started by Finback Brewery following the killing of George Floyd. Pale in color with a thick, bright yellow haze, the beer is full-bodied with tropical fruit flavors and a low bitterness (8% ABV). A portion of proceeds from the sales of this beer will be donated to Urban League of Portland.
Foaming at the Mask: Sometimes lagers can make you salivate uncontrollably. With this Heller Bock-inspired lager, Cascade brewers tried to do just that for those who crave a malt forward beer. Brewed with German Northern Brewer hops, this beer features a medium-to-full body with a light malt sweetness in the beginning that rounds out with a clean noble hop character on the finish (6.7% ABV).
Liquid Veil: Face coverings come in many different forms, including American pale ales, like this one. Packed with Azacca and Rakau hops, the tropical fruit and citrus aromas are a pleasant break from a mask (5.5% ABV).
Sudsationalist: This beer presents as a dry and crisp American lager, dry-hopped with Simcoe hops, in a way that is intended to provoke interest in having an additional beer after the first (4.1% ABV).