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$59.00

Imaginary Ale &
Bière De Garde


Imaginary Ale & Bière de Garde
Imaginary Ale & Bière de Garde
Imaginary Ale & Bière de Garde
Imaginary Ale & Bière de Garde
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Regular price
$59.00

Imaginary Ale &
Bière De Garde


Available as:
2 x 750mL, one bottle of each beer, or
6 x 750mL, three bottles of each beer.


$10 flat rate shipping on all orders (included in listed prices).

Imaginary Ale (7.8%):

Our barrel-aged saison blended with sour golden ale to create a refreshing and complex beer. This is how we imagine saisons might have tasted in their heyday, thus its our tribute to the tradition of Franco-Belgian farmhouse ales.

The result is a bright and lively saison - expect a refreshing acidity, with hints of white wine, lemon peel, and spicy oak. There is more earthiness in the mid palate, muddled with yeast aromatics. As it warms, further fruity flavours appear, including some stone fruits.

Over all it is fruity, tart, and earthy, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it you. Around 300 bottles were produced.


Bière de Garde (8.2%):

After spending over 10 months in a French oak puncheon, our bière de garde was bottled with Brettanomyces. Again the result is something of a tribute to farmhouse ales of old, where accidental inoculation with Brettanomyces was no doubt commonplace.

This beer is decidedly complex - definite plum, pepperberry or juniper fruitiness on the first pass, then layers of oak come in, hinting at fortified wine, or even brandy. Malt sweetness dominates the mid palate, then the finish is bone dry, leaving impressions of oak, pinot must, and peppery/earthy undertones.

This is a rich and complex beer that should cellar well for 2-5 years if not more. Around 600 bottles were produced.

Imaginary Ale

Ingredients: pilsner malt / raw barley / aromatic malt /
cane sugar / hops / yeast

Style: Blended saison

Hops: Enigma, Spalt

Yeast: French Saison & mixed culture

Fermentation vessel: French oak barrique

Bière De Garde

Ingredients: pilsner malt / toasted malt / wheat malt /
cane sugar / hops / yeast

Style: Bière De Garde

Hops: Willamette

Yeast: French Saison & Brett CMY001

Fermentation vessel: French oak puncheon