Portland, OR –� For Portland Brewing, a new year means a new beer, and if Raise the Roost is any indication, 2016 is sure to excite. Brewed with a special strain of Belgian yeast, this Belgian-style Red Ale is a unique take on the traditionally popular springtime beer. You don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy the new brew — Raise the Roost debuts mid-January.

Head brewer, Ryan Pappe is no stranger to brewing Belgian ales, and while he and his team continue to use the same Belgian yeast strain that results in strong notes of fruit and spice, the brewery’s newest creation offers a distinct take on this classic style.

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“We love how vigorous that yeast is and the intense fruity taste it brings to any beer it ferments. To take a new direction, we focused on trying to bring a full maltiness to Raise the Roost,” says Pappe. “Knowing there are some great malts that really emphasize sweetness and body, that also bring hues of red, we chose to craft our own version of a Belgian Red Ale.”

Brewed using Liberty, Nugget and East Kent Golding hops, along with malts 2-Row Pale, CaraRed, Melanoidin, C-120 and Roast Barley, Raise the Roost Belgian-style Red Ale awakens the palate with a call of spicy, fruity yeast notes and a roasted malt character. ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 30 | OG: 15 | SRM: 15

Look for Raise the Roost Belgian-style Red Ale in Oregon and Washington stores and bottle shops between January and March. You’ll find it in 22oz. bombers, 12oz. 6-packs, and of course, on draft at Portland Brewing’s taproom and select Portland-area bars and restaurants. Raise a glass and rule the roost!