Bière de Garde
Available year round
ABV: 7.0% | IBU: 20
- Appearance: Burnt orange, slightly hazy
- Process: Traditional French farmhouse-style artisanal ale
- Hops: Strisselspalt (FR), Marynka (PL)
- Grains: Pale, Munich, Caravienne, Biscuit
- Yeast: French Farmhouse Ale
- OG: 16.3
- SRM: 16
Our Bière de Garde invokes the tradition of the farmhouse ales of Northern France, renowned for their subtle aromas of apricot and allspice. Four different types of malt create a toffee sweetness, while French Strisselspalt hops add a subtle spice flavor. The beer is fermented with a distinct French farmhouse ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks.
Bière de Garde translates to “beer which has been kept or stored”. This traditional, artisan farmhouse ale from Northern France was brewed in early spring and stored in cold cellars for consumption in warmer months. While related to its spicier, tarter Belgian cousin Saison, Bière de Garde is a richer, sweeter beer.
Serve at 40-45 degrees. Decant fully after opening to prevent natural yeast sediment from clouding the beer.
This style is available in the following: