(Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing is launching a new West Coast IPA at the end of January. LIGO West Coast IPA will be available in 16-ounce can four-packs and draft, as part of the company’s All the Time Series, with the first shipment expected January 26th.
LIGO West Coast IPA is brewed with Pale Malt and features a modern hop profile highlighted with Mosaic, Simcoe and Strata. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and pouring clean and fresh, this new beer offers another unique IPA option year-round, as it stands alongside the company’s flagship, Ecliptic Starburst IPA, and Phaser Hazy IPA.
Ecliptic’s brew team spent great effort on the research and development side of this beer. With multiple test brews made on their pilot system, members of the company’s Taste Panel evaluated each batch and offered areas of improvement for the next. Their final result features tropical berry notes balanced by some dankness and pine. Says Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster, John Harris, “I am super excited to release a new year-round beer that has Strata hops in it. These have been a new favorite of mine the last couple years. They throw a great berry-like flavor”.
Says Erin Grey Kemplin, Ecliptic’s Sales Manager, “Some of my favorite beers over the last couple of years have been the modern equivalent of the classic West Coast IPA. We have spent a good part of 2021 discussing what Ecliptic’s version of this would look like. I think after many, many R&D batches we are all very happy with the outcome.”
LIGO West Coast IPA will be released in both draft and 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network beginning January 26th. Ecliptic will be hosting a $1 Pint Night for the beer’s launch at both of their locations on January 27th, as well as week-long events at various accounts. Visit Ecliptic’s website and Facebook page for up-to-date details on release events.
About LIGO West Coast IPA
LIGO is our take on a West Coast IPA with a firm, yet modern hop character. Citrus, berry and tropical notes are complemented by dankness and pine.
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. Ecliptic Brewing’s Mothership location opened in October of 2013 in North Portland and its second location – the Moon Room –opened in November of 2021 in Southeast Portland.
Ecliptic celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Harris’ signature beers include Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter and Pyxis Pilsner.
Ecliptic beers are available at the mothership brewery (825 North Cook St), the Moon Room (930 SE Oak St), in grocery stores, bottle shops, and on-tap throughout the area. They are distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast, Southern Washington Coast), Hodgen Distributing (Eastern Oregon), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Eastern Washington, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Hayden Beverage (Southern Idaho), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).
For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.