oregon eclipseThe 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is almost upon us! This astronomical phenomenon will pass over the entire continental United States, creating a path of 100% totality through the country. The best way to enjoy this amazing event, of course, is with a beer in hand, more specifically, an Eclipse-themed beer. Most of these brews are limited-edition, so get your hands on them while you can.

Eclipse Ale – Snake River Brewing Co.

This American Pale Ale out of River Brewing Co. from Jackson, Wyoming was brewed specially for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. The pale gold Eclipse Ale is a light-bodied brew with a citrus aroma and light malt, hay, hops and citrus flavors. Topped off with a tall, foamy head, this beer is perfect for the heat of late August.

ABV: 5.2%       IBU: 40

www.snakeriverbrewing.com

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout – Maumee Bay Brewing Company

The Solar Eclipse will start Oregon at 9 am, which some may say is a little early for beer. Fortunately, Maumee Bay Brewing Company has just the beer for the occasion. The Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout out of the Toledo, Ohio-based brewery is a dark Imperial stout that offers robust espresso, chocolate and dark malt flavors. Enjoy this full-bodied brew at whatever time you please.

ABV: 9.10%     IBU: 31

www.mbaybrew.com

Total Eclipse of the Hop – Howe Sound Brewing

This strong Imperial IPA from Howe Sound Brewing out of Squamish, B.C. is brewed with an amazing six varieties of hops. With a medium-body and foamy head, this amber brew has a bitter, floral flavor with mild citrus, light malt, and slight pine notes. This crisp and hoppy double IPA is perfect to sip on while you enjoy the beauty of the Eclipse. Once upon a time there was a beer in my life, but now there’s only an empty glass in the dark. The only thing I can say, grab me another Total Eclipse of the Hop.

ABV: 8%          IBU: 62

www.howesound.com

Eclipse Barrel Aged Imperial Stout– FiftyFifty Brewing

Truckee, California-based brewery FiftyFifty Brewing Co. is known for their award-winning Eclipse Imperial Stouts, each limited-edition batch aged in specially curated oak bourbon barrels. Their most recent is the Imperial Eclipse Stout Brewed with Honey (10th Release Edition). This Russian Imperial Stout is a full-bodied dark amber beer with aromas of roasted malt, coca and honey. If you are looking for full-bodied taste during the Eclipse, this brew is for you.

ABV: 11%        IBU: 75

www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Total Eclipse Rye Porter – Brewmaster Jack

This beer from North Hampton, Mass.-based Brewmaster Jack is an intensely dark rye porter with a nice, tan head. The medium-bodied Total Eclipse Rye Porter has a creamy feel with chocolate and dark malt flavors and aromas that you will satisfy you during the Eclipse.

ABV: 6%         IBU: 22

www.brewmasterjack.com

Chromosphere Blonde Ale – Ecliptic Brewing

This sessionable ale from astronomically named Portland, Oregon brewery Ecliptic Brewing was made in honor of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The Chromosphere Blonde Ale is a refreshing, medium-bodied beer made with Amarillo and Cascade hops, producing crisp, citrusy flavors and aromas. This golden brew is inspired by the color of the sun, so even when there is no sun in the sky, there is still sunshine in your glass.

ABV: 5%          IBU: 40

www.eclipticbrewing.com

Total Eclipse Black Ale – Hoppy Brewing Company

The robust Total Eclipse Black Ale comes from Hoppy Brewing Company in Sacramento, California is an American black ale will redefine the way you think about dark beers. This medium-bodied brew has a thick tan head with a delicious balance of typical chocolate and coffee flavors and dry, bitter hops, perfect for the Eclipse.

ABV: 5.6%       IBU: 48

www.hoppy.com

Total Solar Eclipse – Thunderhead Brewing Company

Brewed to honor the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, this Dunkel Bock from Thunderhead Brewing Company out of Kearney, Nebraska is as big-bodied and dark as the Eclipse itself. The robust brew has a rich, malty flavor with subtle chocolate and berry undertones. Finishing smoothly and without any overwhelming bitterness, the Total Solar Eclipse Dunkel Bock will make you feel at one with the Eclipse.

ABV: 12.1%          IBU: 12

www.thunderheadbrewing.com

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