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Side Project Brewing Announces First Bottle Release

Side Project BrewingThe brainchild of Cory King, current Head Brewer at Perennial Artisan Ales, is ready for lift off on Saturday, September 28 at noon. Dedicated to 100% barrel-aged beers produced in small batches, Side Project Brewing experiments with open fermentation, barrel fermentation and spontaneous fermentation to create a variety of American wild ales, saisons, Flanders ales, imperial stouts, barleywines and more.

All brewing and barrel-aging currently takes places at Perennial, which will hold the inaugural bottle release in September. Three unique beers will be available in 750mL bottles, with at least six more on the way. Read the full Side Project story and press release here.

The beers:

The Origin 14.3% ABV

The Origin is a blend of Imperial Stout, Black Oatwine and Baltic Porter that was aged for 20 months in a Rittenhouse Rye barrel with Madagascar Vanilla Beans. It is our Batch #1, Barrel #1 and our first release. It is never to be brewed again.

Saison du Fermier 7% ABV

Saison du Fermier is a Chardonnay barrel-fermented Saison. It is the harmony of new and old. It is robust and has the paler color of modern Saisons, yet it is balanced with the brightness, depth and rustic character of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus found in traditional Saisons. This farmhouse ale was fermented in and aged in wine barrels for several months.

Brett Project #1 6% ABV

Our Brett Project series is the exploration of how single strains of Brettanomyces ferment and condition a Saison malt bill. Each Brett Project will be fermented in and aged in wine barrels with a different Brettanomyces strain to showcase its unique characteristics. Brett Project #1 showcases a Brettanomyces strain isolated by our friend at BKYeast from Cantillon.

Upcoming beers:

  • Saison du Blé – Chardonnay barrel-aged Wheat Saison
  • Brett Project #1 with Lactobacillus
  • Brett Project #2 – Drie Fonteinen Brettanomyces
  • Brett Project #2 with Lactobacillus
  • Fuzzy – Blonde American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels and aged with Missouri White Peaches
  • Blueberry Flanders – Flanders-style Red Ale fermented in Chambourcin barrels and aged with Michigan Blueberries

Perennial Artisan Ales is located at 8125 Michigan Avenue in St. Louis.

 

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