Friday, September 18, 2009

The Bruery Now in Seattle

The Beer Authority is now stocking two beers from Orange County based The Bruery. Like so many other micros, The Bruery was founded by Patrick Rue, his brother Chris, and his wife Rachel when their passions for home brewing became a career. Their beers are unique, however, in that every batch is completely bottle conditioned and pushing the limits shows in their offerings. From Saisons to Black Wit beers, there is nothing ordinary about The Bruery.

The Beer Authority is proud to carry our two favorites, the Orchard White and Saison Rue.

Orchard White:
Orchard White is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned Belgian-style witbier. This hazy, straw yellow beer is spiced with coriander, citrus peel and lavender added to the boil and whirlpool. A spicy, fruity yeast strain is used to add complexity, and rolled oats are added for a silky texture.

ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 15, SRM: 3

Saison Rue: Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone, and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a Saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged. We hope you enjoy it in all of its incarnations.

ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 30, SRM: 9