Biere de Garde

Biere de Garde literally means “beer which has been kept.” This historic beer was brewed at spring time and kept in cool cellars and enjoyed on hot summer days. This rustic style is from Northern France, just across the Belgian border and is similar to Saison as it was produced on the farms of the region. However, this beer brings more complexity and intensity to the table with its rich malt focus. Drinkers will notice that while finishing dry, Biere de Garde is malt-forward with hints of rich biscuit, toffee and caramel sweetness in the middle. Also, the yeast add their own fruity and spicy signature to the complexity of the beer. The 6-8.5% ABV gives a hint of alcohol, but without the alcohol heat.