Wicked Weed Ferme de Grand-pere will soon expand the brewery’s line of foeder-aged beers… plus it shows off what they do best. Fruited wild and sour ales.
Wicked Weed Ferme de Grand-pere is rested in the brewery’s foeders in the brewery’s downtown Funkatorium. The Brettanomyces fermented American wild ale features locally grown marionberries.
The childhood farm of our brewers is the source of the love of all things cultivated from soil, sweat, and hard-earned know-how. Their grandfather was a purveyor of preserves and jams made from berries and fruits that he harvested with his own hands. From this early inspiration the seed of our craft took root and grew into a philosophy of creating beer with integrity berry to barrel to bottle. Firm de Grand-Pere is a foeder-aged, Brettanomyces farmhouse ale. This tart, deep amber ale was rested on over a pound per gallon of marionberries and bottle conditioned in our cellar to reflect and echo the rustic farm-style beers of old.
Wicked Weed Ferme de Grand-pere is a 500 milliliter bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Ferme de Grand-pere translates from French to “Grandfather’s Farm.” (Our French is rusty.)
More variants surface from Goose Island Brewing. In addition the toasted coconut rye whiskey aged Bourbon County, expect this “backyard” offering.
Goose throws bosenberries, mulberries, and marionberries in the the signature imperials stout and aged it in rye whiskey barrels. This edition was inspired by the berries the brewers remember eating in their backyards growing up. Backyard Rye Bourbon County is a perfect back porch sipper.
Late November in 22oz bombers for Backyard Bourbon County. Chicago only. Sorry, America.
You don’t see gose brewed in the states often. Widmer Brothers will be doing so soon with Marionberry Hibiscus Gose. The gose style hails from Leipzig, Germany, with 50% of the beer coming from wheat malt. There is heavy salt present in gose brews (from the water, or salt.) I suspect the tart flavor will be enhanced by the marionberries (blackberries.)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft