A second collaboration is in the works between Brewery Vivant and New Belgium – Biere De Garde. New Belgium started distributing to the state of Michigan in late August. Brewery Vivant & New Belgium created Eschoffier Bretta Ale to celebrate the occasion. Born our of the same friendship is the cocky offering above.
Famous in Michigan for farmhouse ales, our friends at Brewery Viviant introduced us to their biere de garde ale yeast strain. From there, we imagined a slightly tart, intentionally dry beer with hints of bergamot citrus that pairs perfectly with French cheeses.