Owner & Brewer: John Harris
Location: 825 North Cook St., Portland, OR 97227
Specialty: Ecliptic rotates its offerings every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar, producing seasonal favorites like the Filament Winter IPA.
Awards: Voted best brewpub by Northwest Brewing News readers
- Occasionally, Ecliptic hosts astronomical viewing parties in its parking lot.
- John Harris bought the Ecliptic brewhouse from friend and Dogfish head founder Sam Calagione.
A seasonal menu and brew list echo the Earth’s annual path around the Sun at this galactic-themed brewery. Founded on the combination of brewmaster John Harris’ love for brewing and astronomy, Ecliptic aims to push the limits of creativity and offers its patrons a sense of place in both the restaurant and the beer it creates. After decades of experience creating recipes at breweries like McMenamins and Full Sail, Harris began his own venture in 2013. Despite its young age, the brewery has already captured the attention of locals.