Our 9th Anniversary throwdown continues on Saturday, April 9th when we will host a Cascade Brewing Launch Party for a special Sour Saturday event! (Please note that an official start time for this event has not yet been set)
To continue our 9th Anniversary journey through our past, present and future, we will spend Saturday evening celebrating the future of The J. Clyde and the soon to be opened 5 Pts. Brewing! We are happy to announce that we recently purchased the property that both The J. Clyde and 5 Pts. Brewing will reside, and this is a huge step for our continued growth as a business and craft beer institution in Birmingham. As many of you may know, we plan to focus on European-style brews at 5 Pts. Brewing such as the Devil’s Elixir Dunkelweizen that we already currently offer on draught at the Clyde. What you may not be aware of is that we also intend to have an extensive wood-aged and sour program at the brewpub as well. Now that Cascade Brewing has announced that they are entering the Alabama market this month, we could not think of a better way to introduce you to the level of wood-aged and sour ales we intend to one day create than by hosting a launch event for a brewery that produces some of the best offerings of these styles in the country!
Cascade Brewing is a true artisanal brewery that doesn’t feel “bound by stylistic guidelines, just [their] own imagination and the ingredients [they] can access.” They have become a true pioneer of the Pacific Northwest-style Sour Beer movement, and they have done so with a blending house boasting “more than 1,400 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels” and nine foudres. These vessels are filled with “wheats, blonds, quads, reds, browns and porters that are aged and blended into magical elixirs.” All of these offerings result in deliciously tart brews that are balanced by residual sugars, fruit, spices, and the wood used in the aging process. Their meticulous attention to detail and care for these offerings has led to the brewery earning several medals at the Great American Beer Festival and incredibly consistent high marks on online beer rating sites. This impressive resume is exactly why we are stoked to host a launch event for this amazing brewery during our 9th Anniversary celebration!
To properly introduce you to the fantastic array of offerings from Cascade Brewing, we will be featuring the following brews at this incredibly special event:
- Blueberry Sour Ale (draught & bottle)
- Cranberry Sour Ale (draught & bottle)
- Figaro Sour Blond Ale with Figs (bottle)
- Noyaux Sour Blond Ale with Raspberries and Apricot Noyaux (bottle)
These are truly world class level Sour Ales from a true world class US brewer. We currently have exclusive access to these offerings, so this is an event that cannot be missed if you want to be one of the first craft beer lovers in Birmingham to sample these brews. Be here on Saturday to help us welcome Cascade Brewing to Birmingham and keep our Anniversary Celebration rolling in amazing fashion! See you all then!