The Deschutes Brewery’s founding brewmaster, John Harris is an icon in Oregon’s craft brewing history. John Harris brewed for McMenamins from 1986-1988, continued on to create recipes for Deschutes Brewery, and then spent 20 years running Full Sail Brewing’s brewmaster reserve program. Since 2013 he has continued his beer brewing career with Ecliptic Brewing. Join The Hoppy Brewer in an Ecliptic beer tasting event on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. John’s background is one steeped in Oregon’s rich craft brewing history. After beginning as a brewer at McMenamins’ breweries, he moved to Deschutes where he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout. He spent the next 20 years of his career as a Brewmaster at Full Sail in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve line of beers. The creation of Ecliptic Brewing is the next chapter in John’s illustrious career.
The name Ecliptic Brewing unites John’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. The ecliptic is earth’s yearly path around the sun. The centerpiece of our pub, a massive light fixture in the shape of the Analemma, represents our path through the seasons; we celebrate this journey with beer and food menus in constant change and rotation throughout the year. Our seasonal menu rotates every 6 weeks on the old world calendar: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Brighid, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lammas and the Autumnal Equinox.
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SRC: Learn more about Ecliptic Brewing at: http://eclipticbrewing.com/our-story