2016 Flavors Include Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, and Rhubarb

May 3, 2016 – SALEM, Ore. – For the rest of 2016 and into 2017, Oregon Fruit Products LLC will release a new limited-edition Fruit for Brewing puree each quarter, ranging from sweet tropical fruits to tart rhubarb. Such offerings are intended to provide craft brewers with the ingredients needed to create their own specialty-release fruit-infused beers, ciders and sour beers, a trend that continues to show growth within the craft beer industry.

“We continually hear from our craft brewing customers that they want new flavors on a frequent and rotating basis so that they may put their ingenuity to the test with new seasonal beers, ciders, and meads,” says Chris Sarles, CEO of Oregon Fruit Products. “With 14 mainstay flavors and four new rotating flavors, we can be a one-stop shop for breweries around the Country of all sizes.”

Using fresh or frozen fruit in the brewing process is labor-intensive, costly, and can lead to unpredictable results or worse yet, introduce unwanted yeast strains into the brew. Oregon Fruit Products’ Fruit for Brewing purees are aseptic, meaning they are flash-heated at ultra-high temperatures for a very short time to minimize microbes in the fruit puree. The product is cooled quickly to maintain the best fresh fruit flavor and color. This process delivers a consistent year round flavor profile brewers can count on. The entire process is closed, with the package filled and capped in a sealed environment, without letting any contamination enter the system. The majority of Oregon Specialty Fruit purees have a shelf life of 18 months in ambient temperature.

Oregon Fruit tentatively plans the release of the new items as follows:
– Spring 2016 (available May 11th) – mango
– Summer 2016 – pineapple
– Fall 2016 – passion fruit
– Winter 2016-2017 – rhubarb

Release dates will be updated throughout the year on the company’s brewing website: www.fruitforbrewing.com.

Fruit for Brewing purees are available in 42 lb. bag-in-box, 425 lb (55 gallon) drums, and 2,300-lb. totes. The product is certified Kosher, made in the U.S.A., non-GMO, gluten-free and vegetarian. Oregon Fruit Products does not use, nor does it allow, any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) in the products or processing areas.