Ecliptic Brewing's Eclipse Beer

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21. The once-in-a-lifetime celestial event will make its United States landfall in Oregon.

To commemorate the event, Ecliptic Brewing is releasing Chromosphere Blonde Ale. This hoppy, yet sessionable ale should serve as a nice complement (and a fine souvenir) to the eclipse. For more details about the beer, and information about eclipse events hosted by the brewery, check out the news release below.

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Ecliptic and the Eclipse: Beer and Special Events

PORTLAND, Ore. - Ecliptic Brewing was opened based on Owner and Brewmaster John Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy.  As the total solar eclipse in Oregon approaches, it is only fitting that Harris’ space brewery is celebrating the big day with an eclipse themed beer and special events.

Ecliptic Brewing has started to release their Chromosphere Blonde Ale, brewed for the solar eclipse, in to their Oregon and Washington markets.  The beer style was inspired by the color of the sun and the desire to have a sessionable ale to drink while experiencing the eclipse on August 21, 2017.

In addition to the beer, Ecliptic will be taking part in and hosting several eclipse themed events, detailed below.

“This day has been one that I have been thinking about for a long time and having a beer for the day was of huge importance to me,” said Harris.  “The can design (done by Senior Art Director at Sasquatch Agency, Sean Haggerty) honors the event and the beer inside just as I had hoped and I can’t wait for you all to drink it while watching the eclipse.”

Chromosphere Blonde Ale:  A sessionable ale for the solar eclipse.  Amarillo and Cascade hops add citrusy flavors and aroma.  ABV 5.0% IBU 40

Ecliptic Brewing Total Solar Eclipse Events
For a full list of event details visit
  • Portland, OR.  Solar Eclipse Tap Takeover.  August 16th, 5pm. Beer O’Clock, 1205 SW Washington St.,  20+ Ecliptic Brewing taps, eclipse themed giveaways, and more!
  • Portland, OR. Beer, Brunch, and Bloodys for the Solar Eclipse.  August 21st, 8am.  Ecliptic Brewing, 825 North Cook Street.  Come watch the solar eclipse at Ecliptic Brewing! Reservations are required.  Email for details.
  • Tacoma, WA. Eclipse and Ecliptic: Peaks and Space Pints.  August 21st, 10am.  Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th Street.  Five Ecliptic beers on tap in time to view the solar eclipse!

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit:



  1. Very smart move made by the company to release a special beer for an event like this. I hope people enjoyed the eclipse at the events that were hosted.

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