Sisters, Oregon ~ March 23, 2017 – Three Creeks Brewing Co. is pleased to announce the release of Amber Ale, the first in our new Throwback Series designed to celebrate beer styles that fueled the “microbrew” revolution. Developed as a sort of “liquid time machine”, the Throwback Series harkens back to the early days of craft beer by presenting iconic American beer styles in a historical context. This series begins with Amber Ale, followed by American Hefeweizen, American Pale Ale and finally Old Special Premium Amber Lager.
“We’re at a point where the pendulum has swung so far in the direction of extreme and exotic flavors that simplicity and balance are no longer valued,” explains Head Brewer Zach Beckwith, “our goal with the Throwback Series is to give people a chance to taste where the craft beer movement started and to remind us all of a time when beer didn’t need to be so complicated.”
Amber Ale | Available in March
On draft now, this American Amber Ale occupies the space between pale ale and brown ale. It’s appeal lies in its balance between Crystal malt and old school Northwest hops, pleasing hopheads and malt advocates alike. Once a staple of early craft brewers, American Amber Ale has all but disappeared, until now! 5.5% ABV | 40 IBUs
American Hefeweizen | Available in May
The second installment in our Throwback Series, the American Hefeweizen, taught early beer connoisseurs that summer beers could be cloudy and that beer goes beyond barley. Brewed with 50% wheat malt and served unfiltered, American Hefeweizen stands as one of the first American-German hybrid beers. It helped kick start the American tradition of putting a spin on traditional European styles that is now the hallmark of American brewing. American Hefeweizen’s balanced, bready malt character and medium body satisfies. Add an orange or lemon garnish for a nice citrus kick. 4.8% ABV | 30 IBUs
American Pale Ale | Available in July
The third beer in our Throwback Series, the most quintessentially American of all, is the American Pale Ale. Introduced long before IPA, Session IPA, Imperial IPA, White and Black IPA, the American Pale Ale bursts with an intoxicating aroma and intense grapefruit flavor of Cascade hops. American Pale Ale is the style that showed hops have more to offer than bitterness. Our faithful replication of this important style harnesses the flavor and aroma of three classic “C” hops balanced by just the right amount of Northwest grown malt. 5.8% ABV | 50 IBUs
Old Special Premium Amber Lager | Available in October
The fourth and final beer in our Throwback Series harkens back to a time before the craft beer revolution. Before the age of mass consolidation where regional breweries brewed family recipes. Old Special Premium Amber Lager is your Great Grandfather’s beer, brewed with pure Lager yeast from the old country, 2-row barley and corn. This amber hued, easy drinking lager beer will bring back memories of a time gone by. All that’s missing is the green bottle! 4.5% ABV | 15 IBUs
Born in the heart of Sisters, Oregon, Three Creeks Brewing Co. crafts classic Northwest ales under the “Blaze Your Trail” motto. The relentless pursuit of uncompromising quality craft beer that never goes out of style. These ales can be found throughout Oregon, Southwest Washington and Southern Idaho.