Dryhopped Foeder beer

written by 33 Acres Brewing Company
Dryhopped Foeder beer

A blend of up to 18 month old beer aged in American oak foeders, hit with dry hop additions of Nelson Sauvin, Vic Secret and experimental hop variety EXP158 from Jackson Farms in Idaho. Pops of citrus, stonefruit and white wine character meld into oak complexity with the subtlest of funks from brettanomyces yeast. Welcome, our latest b33rdrop, Dryhopped Foeder Beer, now available online and in our Vancouver tasting room only. Calgary’s hopefully soon!

Dryhopped Foeder Beer
Citrus, Lychee, Oak
6.2% Alc./Vol.
4 x 473ml

Brewers Notes:
A foeder (pr. food-er) is a large-ish oak vessel used for fermentation or storage of beer (or wine, or cider). Sized larger and made of thicker wood than most barrels, these vessels allow for a slower development of oak character and aging timeline. Selectively added brewers’ yeast, Brettanomyces and bacteria reside in the nooks and crannies of the foeder staves, contributing fermentation character to subsequent batches.

This farmhouse ale highlights the oak character of our foeders by blending some slightly tart beer from Foeder #3 with some brett saison from Foeder #1, and then dryhopping with contemporary hops. A light acidity, dryness and those velvety rich oak tannins make this one super refreshing and drinkable.