The inaugural Sour Flower Fest will take place May 18 through May 21 at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge. The event will showcase a half dozen new small batch blends made with floral ingredients, one of which is Desert Bloom, featuring sour blond ales aged in oak barrels for up to 16 months with a late infusion of sage, yarrow flowers and High Desert honey from our friends at Bee Local. Inspired by the Oregon High Desert country, this new blend captures the essence of the native plants found in Central and Eastern Oregon.
Rose City Sour, a tribute to Portland’s reputation as the “City of Roses,” will be another featured beer, although only available at the Barrel House. This is a blend of barrel-aged wheat and blond ales infused with rose petals, rose hips and hibiscus tea.
Follow us on social media for upcoming descriptions on Cherry Blossom, Pistil Whipped, Hop Flower Sour, Bees Knees and Hips and Tips; these will be available at both pub locations. In addition, the Barrel House will serve Bouquet of Flowers, Vintage Strawberry, and a floral themed live barrel.