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From the foeder: New Belgium French Oak Saison

New Belgium French Oak Saison

New Belgium French Oak Saison is slated for bottles in the near future.

The Fort Collins, Colorado location is home to one of the largest wood cellars in America. You can thank New Belgium’s brewmaster Peter Bouckaert for that vision, and his past work with Belgium’s renown sour producer, Rodenbach. The brewery’s foeders are responsible for American sour favorites like La Folie and Tart Lychee.

Soon, New Belgium French Oak Saison will emerge from the wood as well. The base farmhouse ale is a sour blend that been foeder matured for 14 to 19 months.

French Oak Saison is our unique take on the original 18th Century saisons brewed along the Belgian and French countryside. The dry and refreshing tartness created by oak barrel maturation. Amusez-vous bien!

New Belgium French Oak Saison will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft release.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Oak Aged)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.5% ABV

Overhead view of New Belgium’s wood cellar. Image: New Belgium

  • Steve

    What’s a foeder?

    • George

      I giant French Oak vessel originally used for wine maturation, now for beer

    • George

      I giant French Oak vessel originally used for wine maturation, now for beer accidification