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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.



Side Project x De Garde Orviamo Bottle Release Today

Side Project BrewingSide Project Brewing is setting off Memorial Day Weekend with a bang today, dropping their new collaboration with De Garde in the Perennial Artisan Ales tasting room at 4pm. Orviamo is a wild ale with microflora from both breweries, Oregon raspberries and plums, then aged in a combination of wine, whiskey and port barrels.

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

Sneak peek of the bottle:

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


Side Project Abricot du Fermier & Peche du Fermier Bottle Release Oct. 4

Side Project Saison du FermierThere they are, folks – straight from Side Project Brewing. Abricot du Fermier and Peche du Fermier are both slated to drop today, October 4 at the Perennial Artisan Ales tasting room when doors open at noon. Each of these are a fruited spin on their outstanding Chardonnay barrel-fermented saison, one with apricots and another packed with peaches, respectively. Expect a line as per usual.

The details:

  • $30 per 750mL bottle
  • Bottle limit will be determined when doors open based on turnout

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

First Perennial Abraxas Day Nov. 9

Perennial Abraxas DaySt. Louis’ own Perennial Artisan Ales will hold the first annual Abraxas Day on Saturday, November 9 at noon to celebrate the return of their popular imperial stout. Abraxas is brewed with a tantalizing combination of ancho chiles, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks, weighing in at 10% ABV.

The event will offer both draft and bottles, as well as the debut of Coffee Abraxas, featuring local roasters, Sump Coffee. Bottle limits for regular Abraxas are still pending, but the coffee version will be one per person.

Following the event, Abraxas will hit distribution throughout Perennial’s footprint, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Denver and New York City.

Perennial Artisan Ales is located at 8125 Michigan Ave in St. Louis. Check them out here.


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.