Since becoming part of the b33rCommunity of Alberta we’ve got to know the fine folks over at The Establishment Brewing Co. more and more. Saison talks, music chats, and late night hangs drinking lager, we discovered similar interests.
Farmhouse Ales are typically Belgian, and Belgium borders France in the same way that AB borders BC. So, we brewed and dry-hopped this interprovincial outpouring with some fun French hops: Barbe Rouge, Triskel, and Strisselspalt, to be specific. We hit up homegrown Alberta floor maltsters: @hogarthmalt for more than 90% of the grain that went into this beer. Floor malting is exactly what it sounds like: as farmhouse as it gets. (Industrial revolution, shmindustrial revolution.)
The Other Shore is plush on the palate and super-duper drinkable. Expect some spicy saison-appropriate notes from the yeast and give the hops français credit for the delicate floral flourishes. Pilsner malt sweetened the pot with a lovely aroma and just a touch of honey.
Join us Wednesday, December 14th, to celebrate the launch of this special interprovincial collaboration b33r, The Other Shore. This Dryhopped Farmhouse Ale is available in all of our tasting rooms, select stockists across BC & Alberta, our online store, and of course at The Establishment Brewing Co.
THE OTHER SHORE
DRYHOPPED FARMHOUSE ALE
HONEY, BERRY, BIÈRE DE GARDE
STRONG BEER / BIÈRE FORTE
4 x 473mL