Our pal John Harris, Oregon brewing legend and owner/brewmaster of Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing, is joining us in the Taproom for a special event to celebrate the release of our collaboration with Ecliptic: CRI-STAR IPA! Ecliptic is brewing this special mashup of our flagship Crikey IPA and their flagship Starburst IPA.
Cri-Star IPA – whose name plays on the two original beer names – features Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, and Citra hops. Tropical notes, along with citrus and pine, round out this 6.8% brew.
Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, says, “We have had a lot of fun with this beer. When Adam (Reuben’s Co-Owner) and I were brainstorming ideas, we thought, why not celebrate our two most popular beers? And we started working out a recipe for a mashup of the two.” Ecliptic’s design agency, Sasquatch, worked up an out-of-this-world label for the beer, too, which features astronauts covered in green octopus tentacles, drawing inspiration from Reuben’s fun mural artwork featured at their taprooms and on their website.
Ecliptic + Reuben’s Cri-Star IPA will be released on February 23rd in both draft and 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network. A release event is planned for March 8th at Reuben’s Taproom in Seattle, as well as in Portland at both of Ecliptic’s locations on March 16th. Visit Ecliptic’s website or Facebook page for up-to-date details on these events.