The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing will be available again at the Berkeley, California taproom again this weekend.
The base beer is a golden sour ale, aged in oak barrels with elderberries and lavender, and a blend of bacteria and wild yeast.
Apropos of Nothing is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with elderberries and lavender. Fermented with a unique mix of microorganisms, this sour beer displays floral aromas and flavors of fresh blueberries, honey, and lemon zest.
The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing is a 750 milliliter bottle offering. The brewery’s “Ambassador” members are encouraged to visit the allocations page for their bottles. On sale in the tap room on March 18th.
Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lavender, Elderberries)
Yeast: Saison Blend, French Saison, Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. Drei, & Brettanomyces lambicus
Bacteria: Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus buchneri, & Pediococcus damnosus
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: 3/18/17
Oskar Blues She’Boogie Bop, a beer brewed entirely by women, debuts this month.
Oskar Blues brewer Diana Locatelli, brewers assistant Lauren Laquerre, along with Kristin Hubbard, and Sara Laurienti from the cellar created the beer. The base is a cream ale, serenaded by the sweet sounds of Prince, with vanilla beans and lavender added post fermentation.
“It’s pretty obvious that the production-side of brewing is male-dominated. I think ladies-only day was a rad way to celebrate being brew chicks. We had a lot of fun making SHE’Boogie Bop.” Using their collective beer prowess to rock the Lyons brewbarn, they created a beer that’s crisp and slightly sweet, with herbal notes from the lavender. – Diana Locatelli, Oskar Blues brewer
Oskar Blues She’Boogie Bop will be available on draft only starting March 13th at the brewery’s Colorado locations and restaurant locations.
Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison will be the next can release by the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.
Previously available on draft, Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison features local honey and Riverbend Malt’s 6 Row and wheat. The crown jewel of this beer is the addition of seven flowers and herbs from Asheville’s wildflower population. Flowers include heather, elderflower, lavender, Passion Flower, hibiscus, rose and chamomile.
Those who favor a saison with strong herbal notes, this beer is for you.
Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison will be available in 16 ounce cans during the last week of June. Distribution to follow.
Image: Burial Beer Co.
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence joins the Milton, Delaware based brewery’s “Occasionals” lineup in May, 2016.
Named and inspired by the fields of Provence in southeastern France, Dogfish Head Biere de Provence is a saison, brewed with lavender, marjoram (a and bay leaves.
Inspired by the fields of Provence, this saison is brewed with a bounty of fresh herbs to give it a floral nose and unique, dry spice.
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence is a draft, and 12 ounce bottle offering.
8.3% ABV. 30 IBUs
Imperial Cabinet is a barrel-fermented farmhouse ale, inspired by the New Orleans Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
Since the cocktail uses gin, which has a strong botanical flavor, rosemary, lavender, juniper, and cubeb pepper were added to the boil along with dried orange blossoms. The beer’s tartness and acidity grew over the 10 months in barrels.
During the final weeks, orange peel, lemon zest, lime zest, and vanilla beans were added to the barrels.
Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet was fermented with a blend of both brewery’s mixed cultures used for wild fermentations.
Due to pathetic Texas laws, Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet will not be sold in Jester King’s home state. Bottles debuted in the Bruery tap room on October 30th.
Jester King Brewery’s releases can be as fascinating as they can be complicated. On Friday, April 25th, the brewery will release Hibernal Dichotomous in the tap room. What is it? Let’s break it down.
Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous is made using a practice called biere de coupage or beer that is “cut.” It is blending technique dating back hundreds of years. Hibernal is a blend of young farmhouse ale (63%), mature barrel aged beer brewed with rosemary, lavender, and spearmint (25%) from November, 2012, and fresh pressed watermelon juice.
The finished beer is 5.8% ABV, 12 IBUs, and retails for $14.
Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Spearmint, Rosemary, Lavender, Watermelon Juice. Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) has been hinting at the release of a new beer a little different then their usual hop aggressive, or “arrogant” ales. By the looks of it, that beer will be Stone Saison.
Stone also owns a farm that grows various herbs and spices for their restaurant – Stone World Bistro & Gardens. Just like the restaurant, this farm-to-table saison is brewed with home grown lemon zest, lemon thyme, and lavender.
In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro &. Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison-100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.
Look for Stone Saison in 12oz bottles and draft.