A spontaneous Wild Ale Aged in Oak barrels with Muscat Grapes
"Première is a beer we are quite fond of. It expresses the fruit forward native saccharomyces character better than perhaps any other recipe we brew. When we had the chance to referment this base with some vibrant and exceptional Oregon Muscat grapes, we had to do so. So, we did. A year in oak, and here we are. Untappd: 4,09/5
Muscat is a very fun grape. It is capable of some profoundly ‘fruity’ character when appropriately coaxed and gently prodded. It can offer a brilliant ‘spice’ as well. Mostly, when done well, there is nothing at all exactly like Muscat. It is definitively ‘Muscat.’ It is singular, and you will know it"
About de Garde-
"Located on the Oregon Coast, de Garde Brewing is dedicated to unique offerings. Our craft draws on historic traditions and local experimentation.
First off, we do not add laboratory cultured yeast to ferment our beer. We simply cool the wort naturally in a coolship. Amazing yeast & microflora are all around us! That's why we're in Tillamook!
After the wort cools, we transfer everything to oak barrels (some big, some small, some medium). Each beer takes it's own time in barrels to finish fermenting.
Most of our beers take anywhere from 6 months to 5+ years in barrels before we package them.
Every bottle is naturally conditioned and ready to be enjoyed when we release it. Although the beer can age, please note the fruit and hop additions will dissipate with extended time.
But most importantly, we hope you enjoy!
Brewed by de Garde Brewing in Oregon