Stumptown Tart

PORTLAND, Ore.  – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery is releasing its third generation Stumptown Tart. The new brew is a Belgian Style Framboise infused with 2,000 pounds of Oregon Red Raspberries grown at Willamette Valley Fruit Company in Salem, Ore. This year’s Stumptown Tart varies from years past as it blends an aged oak barrel and a fresh Belgian Tripel. Stumptown Tart is touted as a brew that hits the drinker upfront with fresh fruit flavor and finishes with the spicy, oak flavors of the two blended ales. Don’t be fooled by this pretty face as each bottle is 7.7 ABV (alcohol by volume) while still staying light on the tongue, making this a great summer brew.

BridgePort will host a Stumptown Tart release party Thursday, May 6 at 5:30pm at the BridgePort BrewPub in the Pearl at 1313 NW Marshall St.  Free and open to the public, attendees can be among the first to try free samples of the new brew while supplies last and purchase a limited-edition 22-ounce bottle of Stumptown Tart. Guests will also be given the opportunity to meet the Stumptown Tart herself, bottle model Bernie Dexter, as we celebrate another year of this tasty brew. Bernie will be at the BrewPub to sign bottles, posters, and provide festive eye candy to all in attendance.

BridgePort’s Stumptown Tart Stats: IBU’s: 14 ABV: 7.7% Color: Reddish-Pink OG: 17.6

Ingredients:    Pacific Northwest pale malted barley, Pacific Northwest malted wheat, German hops, 2,000 pounds of Oregon Red Raspberries, Belgian yeast.  50% Belgian Tripel aged in wine barrels one year blended with Belgian Tripel and Raspberries.

Description:       A Belgian Framboise style Ale infused with Oregon Red Raspberries.   A strong, fruit driven Framboise with hints of raspberry, oak and spicy Belgian yeast flavors with a light, refreshing finish.

About BridgePort Brewing Company Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales.  The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, ESB, Ropewalk Amber Ale, Blue Heron Pale Ale, Haymaker Extra Pale Ale and Ebenezer Ale.  BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St.  For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit www.bridgeportbrew.com.