Two Roads Holiday Ale makes it’s return November 5th, 2014.
Holiday Ale is based on the biere de noel style, a spin off of the biere de garde style. In France, small farmhouse breweries make biere de noel in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Those ales are maltier, and richer than the biere de garde counterparts.
Two Road Holiday Ale hits the tasting room starting on Wednesday November 5th, alongside Route of All Evil.
Style: Biere de Garde
Today Funkwerks announced that brewers from New Belgium and Odell were in house and working on a collaborative beer. This is the 3rd annual Fort Collins collaboration. This year they’re working on a Biere de Garde featuring endive and rose hips. This is one of many brews that the brewers of Fort Collins will be whipping up for American Craft Beer Week. Stay tuned for more details as they unfold.
Style: Biere de Garde (w/ Endive and Rose Hips)
Arrival: May 2013 for American Craft Beer Week
In November, New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) launches the last two Lips of Faith offerings for 2012. The first is Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout. The second, is collaboration #2 with Brewery Vivant in Michigan dubbed Biere De Garde. New Belgium recently started distributing in “The Mitten” prompting Escoffier Bretta Ale. Arrives this month. Brewed with peels of oranges and bergamots.
The bright and refreshing Biere de Garde ale has a citrus bite from the peels of oranges and bergamots, reinforced with Sorachi Ace hops. The copper-colored beer is brewed with pale malt, oats for creaminess, and a hint of clove from Vivant’s house yeast, which brings a spicy bite to the finish.
More: Press Release
Sam Calagione recently teamed up with renowned West Coast chef Adam Dulye to brew a beer that celebrates James Beard and his passion for using local ingredients. As Sam says, Beard was a “locavore before locavore was cool.” This beer will be served on draft at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. It’ll be available until it’s gone.
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.