Hi all —
Working on labels now (with our man Paul Hammond of Yo/Ro Studio) for four upcoming fruit beers. To make these beers we chose mature / well-aged saison in barrels and foeders and added fruit directly to them for re-fermentation. Once the fruit beers reached total dryness and maturity we bottled them and they'll be ready sometime in the coming month or two. DISCO was made with a modest amount of raspberry & sweet cherry purée, and will be a very small, single-barrel release. DELUXE was made by adding over 210 lbs of over-ripe whole apricots (minus the pits) to two barrels of mature beer. PREACH was made with over 250 lbs of whole Annapolis Valley peaches added to two barrels of mature beer. GLOU is a beer re-fermented on 225 lbs of muscat grape skins grown at Blomidon Estates winery in the Annapolis Valley in two barrels of mature beer, a portion of which came from a long-term sour beer aged in our biggest foeder.
We also have a new blend and bottling of GOSH, our mosaic-dry-hopped sour ale, coming up.
BUYING OUR BEER:
So far the only way to buy our beer reliably has been at Stillwell, Stillwell Beergarden for on-site consumption, or at our bottle releases at the brewery for retail. Coming soon, we're going to be doing a pilot online bottle sale, with beers shipped across Canada. Stay tuned for that, especially if you're not able to get to our releases.
We're honoured to've been invited to pour our beers at Foudres Unis on August 11th in Frelighsburg, Quebec. Tickets are only available from Brasserie Dunham in person at the moment. The list of attending breweries is pretty, pretty, pretty good!