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Wild Honey. That’s what Bayou Teche Biere’s Miel Sauvage means when you translate it. The brew uses local Louisiana honey from the brewery’s neighbor Bernard Apiaries. Sauvage is inspired by French farmhouse breweries making Biere de Mel or honey beers.
Miel Sauvage is Cajun French for wild honey and our Biere de Miel is fermented with honey from our neighbor, Bernard’s Apiaries and with barley imported from France. This mahogany colored beer has a pronounced honey aroma and is barrel aged to contribute a smooth vanilla oakiness..
Bayou Teche Miel Sauvage is available in 22oz bombers, and draft.
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Late summer/Fall seasonal.
The latest release by Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX) is a honey based beer called Biere De Miel.
Biere de Miel or “honey beer” is brewed, fermented and naturally conditioned with raw Texas wildflower honey from Good Flow Honey Co. Interestingly, this beer was brewed on December 3rd, 2013. Biere de Miel is a product of long, slow fermentation.
With wild fermentation at our brewery, we don’t always know when a beer will be ready. The analogy we like to use is that a farmer can’t plant her/his crops in the spring and say, “I’m going to harvest them on the third Monday in September.” Nature doesn’t behave that way.
Jester King Biere de Miel will be available Friday, June 6th at 4 pm. The artwork for Bière de Miel was done by by Josh Cockrell of Jester King. It features Head Brewer Garrett Crowell riding over the Texas Hill Country on a giant bee.
Style: Honey Beer
Availability: 750ml bottles. 3000 bottles produced
Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME) is preparing the annual release of Fluxus. The beer is so named because the style changes each year. The 2014 Fluxus release features spruce tips and honey.
Allagash Fluxus is a beer that changes every year. It is also one of our Tribute Series beers. These are beers that benefit some of our local causes. Fluxus funds a pediatric nurses scholarship at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, right here in Portland. For more info, go to www.bbch.org
Allagash Fluxus usually arrives mid-late summer in all of the brewery’s distribution markets.
Style: (w/ Spruce Tips, Honey)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Draft
Arrival: Summer, 2014
Wild Honey. That’s what Bayou Teche Biere’s Miel Sauvage means when you translate it. That name fits too. This honey ale uses local Louisiana honey from the brewery’s neighbor Bernard Apiaries. Sauvage is actually completely inspired by French farmhouse breweries making Biere de Mel or honey beers.
For added complexity and flavor, Bayou Teche aged this one in spirit barrels. The beer is described as This sorrel colored beer has a pronounced honey aroma and is barrel aged to contribute to a smooth vanilla oakiness.
Look for bottles of this offering in the coming months.
Style: Honey Ale (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers