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Meet the Brewer, Jerome Rebetez of Brasserie Franches-Montagnes

Another exciting event in an already exciting week in beer in Atlanta.  Tomorrow, Swiss Brewer/Owner Jerome Rebetez of Brasserie Franches-Montagnes from Jura, Switzerland makes his way to Brickstore Pub.

At 23, Jerome Rebetez starting home brewing in his parents kitchen.  Focusing on unusual ingredients, the beers Jerome produced won him a contest in Switzerland designed to help you realize your dream job.   Taking the money from the contest, Jerome founded Brasserie des Freiberge in 1997.  (Brasserie translates to Brewery.)  In a short time, Jerome had jumped to the forefront for Swiss brewing.   His beers have a strong character, with a deep complexity, and very unique ingredients.  Franches—Montagnes contain special spices like Sarawak pepper, and sage.   These artisan ales are as individualistically crafted as European wines.

The beers of Franches — Montagnes have been in Georgia for a while now, and aren’t always easy to come by.  Franches — Montagnes  is a very small brewery with limited production.  This visit is especially exciting as its Rebetez’s first visit to the southeast during his yearly visit to the states.

Starting at 5 pm Brickstore will be tapping 2 rare casks —

Curvee  Alex La Rouge (Alex the Red) — Imperial Stout, 10% ABV.  Bourbon Vanilla, Black Tea Leaves, Black Pepper.  Hints of raw hopping ( aka wet hopping)

La Tarry Suchong — Amber, 6% .  Smoked Tea leaves.  Malts are smoked in Beechwood. Uses Lapsong Tary Suchong, a smoked Chinese tea.

Bottle offerings —

L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien — Sour Ale, 11% ABV.  Matured for months in oak barrels previous used to age wine.  Fruity wine like palette with sharp acidity.

La Dragonne (The Strap) — Black beer, 7% ABV.  Served warm. No carbonation or foam, yet has a strong aroma.  Uses various Swiss Christmas spices.  Sweet & Spicy with a bitter finish.

It all kicks off at 5 pm, 1/21/10.  Join Brickstore Pub and Jerome Rebetez in his first and rare trip to the south.

Brickstore Pub

125 East Court Square

Decatur, Ga 30030