Did you know that there was a partial solar eclipse last Thursday? It was a portent of things to come.
About a year ago, Ecliptic Brewing came to life in Portland, Oregon. The opening was highly anticipated, primarily because of John Harris’ reputation. The news that Full Sail Brewing’s longtime brew guru was opening his own brewery and pub fueled the excitement of beer lovers across the Northwest, and when the beer finally began to pour, nobody was disappointed. In fact, the beers met even the most unrealistic expectations.
On Tuesday, October 28, join The Pine Box (1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle) as it welcomes Ecliptic Brewing and its visionary head honcho to Seattle for a brewers night celebration. The event gets started at 6:00 P.M., at which time they’ll tap into five of Ecliptic Brewing’s beers: Lacerta Frambuesa Belgian raspberry sour, Astro 21 Belgian pale, Phobos Extra Red, Altair Fresh Hop, and Filament Winter IPA. I wouldn’t be surprised if something else finds its way onto the tap list.
John Harris was the man at Full Sail for 20 years, where he brewed some amazing beers and played a big role in helping foster the careers of a number of great brewers who have since gone on to open breweries like Double Mountain Brewery, Everybody’s Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, and others.
Ecliptic Brewing combines John Harris’ two great passions: brewing and astronomy. That explains the breweries name—the ecliptic is the earth’s annual path around the sun—as well as the astronomically inspired beer names.
Before brewing at Full Sail, John brewed for McMenamins and Deschutes, where developed recipes for familiar beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Jubelale, Obsidian Stout, and Black Butte Porter. Not too shabby, eh?
Head to The Pine Box Tuesday night and see what he’s got brewing now.