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De Garde Holiday Celebration and Release Party Dec. 7

De Garde BrewingHappy Holidays from De Garde Brewing! Five new barrel-aged, wild and tart bottles are coming out of the Oregon brewery on Saturday, December 7 at 12pm.

The beers:

  • The Archer
  • Morningstar
  • Imperial Raspberry Bu
  • Imperial Blackberry Bu
  • Imperial Boysenberry Bu

According to a post from De Garde on TalkBeer.com, there will be about 150 bottles available of each Imperial Bu and “just over twice that” for The Archer and Morningstar. Bottle limits and pricing are TBD.

Commercial descriptions:

The Archer – The first bottle release from our Lambic-inspired program. After extended aging and a naturally occurring wild fermentation in oak barrels, we added large quantities of Pinot Noir grapes from a favorite premier estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills viticulture area. A notable acidity with pronounced fruit character leads, with a notable spice and wild backing. Complex and evolving in the glass. Grain: Northwest malted barley, Northwest unmalted wheat. Hops: 5-year aged Oregon Cascade hops. 7%

Morningstar – A VERY strong golden colored ale, fermented with our wildly occurring yeast and bacteria in oak barrels with honey, and aged for an extended time. Morningstar leads with a fruit forward nose indicative of both the wild yeast strains as well as the subtle dry hopping, finds an herbal, honey, and oak spiced structure in the middle and finishes dry with a lingering crisp wild character and stone fruit notes. 15.5%

Imperial Raspberry Bu – A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, ‘Bu Weisse.’ This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Raspberries in first use Red Wine barrels. Vibrantly fruity with a brisk acidity and lingering fruit and barrel character. 5.5%

Imperial Blackberry Bu – A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, ‘Bu Weisse.’ This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Blackberries in first use Red Wine barrels. Rich fruit character with a balancing acidity and lingering fruit and earth notes. 5.5%

Imperial Boysenberry Bu – A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, ‘Bu Weisse.’ This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Boysenberries in first use Red Wine barrels. Rounded fruit in the front, with with crisp acid character followed by richer barrel notes and a balanced structure. 5.5%

De Garde Brewing is located at 1909 Second Street in Tillamook.

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