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Tired Hands Pourison Bottle Release Nov. 22

Tired-Hands-Brewing-CompanyIt’s that time again, campers. Tired Hands is releasing Pourison, an oak-fermented saison with locally-grown PA peaches, on Sunday, November 22 at noon. Enjoy!

The details:

  • $18 per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 3 per person
  • 900 bottles available for public sale

Sales will by cash only from 12-2pm. Should any bottles remain afterward, they will be behind the bar for purchase.

Tired Hands Fermentaria is located at 35 Cricket Terrace in Ardmore, PA.


Side Project Saison du Blé Blend 4 Release Today

Side-Project-Saison-du-BleA fresh batch of Side Project Saison du Blé is ready to go today! Blend 4 will be available at Side Project Cellar this afternoon, and is expected to “last a week or two.”

The details:

  • $20 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person, per day

Commercial description:

Saison du Blé is the harmony of a fluffy Wheat Saison and a traditional, rustic Saison with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. The wheat balances a very dry body with a creamy, billowy mouthfeel, and our house Saison yeast adds complexity and acidity. This farmhouse ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels for several months. 6% ABV

Side Project Cellar is located at 7373 Marietta Ave. in Maplewood, MO.


Sante Adairius Nonna’s Blend #9 On Sale Today

Sante Adairius Rustic AlesMissing out on Cantillon Zwanze Day today? Not to worry – Sante Adairius has you covered with a fresh installment of Nonna’s Blend #9. Bottles of this barrel-aged saison blend are on sale at the tasting room today along with plenty of other delicious beers on tap. Go get ’em!

The details:

  • $18 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales is located at 103 Kennedy Dr in Capitola, CA.

Swamp Head Saison du Swamp & 10-10-10 Bottle Release Sept. 4

swamp-head-bottle-dropA pair of bottles are ready to hit Florida’s Swamp Head Brewery on Friday, September 4 – featuring Saison du Swamp and 10-10-10. Bottle sales will kick off at 1pm, with timed tappings, live music and food trucks firing up the action later on at 5pm.

Timed Tappings:

  • 5pm – Watermelon Saison du Swamp
  • 6pm – Curry Saison du Swamp
  • 7pm – Honey Ginger Saison du Swamp
  • 8pm – Blueberry Basil Saison du Swamp
  • 9pm – Tamarind Saison du Swamp
  • 5pm – Peach 10-10-10
  • 6pm – Cranberry 10-10-10
  • 7pm – Coffee 10-10-10
  • 8pm – Plum 10-10-10
  • 9pm – Curry 10-10-10

Commercial descriptions:

Saison du Swamp: Summers here in North Florida are hot and humid, not exactly the conditions that most ale yeasts prefer. Except for the yeast used in the Wallonia region of Belgium to produce a refreshing yet complex seasonal ale known as Saison (French for season). Unlike typical ale yeasts that prefer temperatures in the 60’s, these little critters like it hot – they do their best work at temperatures above 80. So we figured if we have to work in a sweltering swamp environment, why not brew a seasonal ale that enjoys Florida summers too. From the initial aromas of pepper and summer fruits to the lingering finish with a hint of floral hops, Saison Du Swamp is a bottle–conditioned ale that can be enjoyed in any season. 7.6% ABV

10-10-10: Our Imperial IPA is all about excess. We use massive quantities of the finest European barley malts and American hops to produce a wonderfully malty beer with outrageous hop expression. From the initial aroma, through the balanced finish and the lingering hop flavors that coat your palette, 10-10-10 is truly fertilizer for the hop lover’s soul. 10% ABV

Swamp Head Brewery is located at 3650 SW 42nd Ave in Gainesville, FL.

Side Project Marietta Ave. Release Sept. 2

side-project-marietta-aveThis one sounds so refreshing I can almost taste the farmhouse funk from here. Side Project Marietta Ave. is next on the docket for the St. Louis brewery, releasing at the Perennial Artisan Ales tasting room on Wednesday, September 2 at 4pm.

Similar to other Side Project releases, bottle limits will be determined based on turnout.

Commercial description:

Marietta Ave. is our Farmhouse Pale Ale that was fermented in and aged in French Oak Puncheons with Belgian Saison yeast and a blend of soft Brettanomyces strains. It was brewed with floral and citrusy American hops and naturally conditioned in this bottle for several months. 6% ABV

Perennial Artisan Ales is located at 8125 Michigan Ave in St. Louis, MO.


Tired Hands Scentless and Senseless Bottle Release Sept. 3

tired-hands-scentless-and-senselessTired Hands regulars will probably recall the sounds of Mike Lorenz and Friendz, a modern jazz group who have frequented the brewcafe over the past couple years. The Fermentaria will host an official bottle and record release party kicking off at 4pm on Thursday, September 3.

Scentless and Senseless, an oak fermented Saison dry-hopped with Equinox and Mosaic will be available in bottles, alongside the draft-only Senseless and Scentless,  an oat based IPA dry-hopped intensely with Mosaic and Equinox.

Mike Lorenz and Friendz will play one set at the Fermentaria beginning at 4pm, followed by another performance at the brewcafe at 7pm.

The details:

  • $15 per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • 500 bottles available

Tired Hands Fermentaria is located at 35 Cricket Terrace in Ardmore, PA.

Hill Farmstead x Sante Adairius Works of Love 2013 Release Sept. 2

Hill Farmstead LogoAnother Works of Love release is ready to roll at Hill Farmstead Brewery, dropping on Wednesday, September 2 when doors open at noon. Following the brewery’s previous collaboration with De Molen, Works of Love 2013 sees the Vermont brewery teaming up with Sante Adairius out of Capitola, CA.

The details:

  • $30 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Commercial description:

Brewed at Hill Farmstead in August of 2013 when Tim and Adair came to Vermont for our Festival of Farmhouse Ales, this beer was aged for over a year in carefully selected barrels and then blended, bottled and allowed to mature for nearly a year.

Hill Farmstead Brewery is located at 403 Hill Road in Greensboro, VT.