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A 100% barrel-aged, mostly barrel-fermented project. Passion & experimentation drive the creation of rustic Saisons, Wild Ales & spirit barrel-aged ales.
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BEER LIST
Fuzzy (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 2,397
Score: 4.63
American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels with spontaneous yeast and our house sour blend and aged with Missouri peaches. [Released 3/10/18]
Raspe
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Raspe is a blend of blond Missouri Wild Ales that were fermented entirely with our Missouri cultures and aged in French oak until maturity. At maturity, a blend was chosen and then moved on top of more than 4,000 lbs of Decker Farms Oregon Red Raspberries in one of our American Oak Foedres from our friends at Foeder Crafters of America. The result is a lively, jammy, vibrant beer that showcases the quality of the fruit that was selected and the maturation time of the whole process to produce Raspe.
Pulling Nails (Blend #7)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Blend #7 is the union of a beer that was fermented in and aged in Chardonnay barrels for more than 2 years on Missouri Chardonel grapes and several MIssouri wild ales that were aged for 3 years before being blended and naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Burk
Style: Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
Missouri Sour Brown that was cofermented with crabapples from the Angry Orchard innovation cider house in Walden New York. We brewed this beer with our great and long time friend Ryan Burk, the head cidermaker at Angry Orchard, before racking it to French Oak Puncheons to age a year before being bottled and naturally conditioned.
Grisette (Blend #4)
Style: Grisette
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
European hopped Session Blonde Farmhouse Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 6 months with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus
Abricot du Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Abricot du Fermier is our delicate and aromatic Saison du Fermier aged with apricots in French Oak wine barrels. The brightness, depth, and rustic character are created by the wild yeast native to our family's Missouri farm. This Apricot Saison was fermented in and aged in wine barrels for several months.
La Fosse (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Sour blonde ale fermented and aged in Chardonnay barrels with Turkish Apricots.
Bookends
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Barrel-Fermented Wild Ale with Mandarin, Lime, Clementine Juice, and Orange Peel. A collaboration with our friends at 4 Hands Brewing Company.
Noir Du Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Noir du Fermier is a dark farmhouse ale in which the robust, yet dry malt bill is balanced with the brightness, depth and rustic character of the wild Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus found on our family's Missouri farm. This farmhouse ale was fermented in and aged in red wine and bourbon barrels for several months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Blueberry Flanders (Blend #2)
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Flanders style red ale fermented and aged in Missouri oak red wine barrels with Missouri blueberries.
Blueberry Flanders (Blend #1)
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Flanders style red ale fermented and aged in Missouri oak red wine barrels with Missouri blueberries.
Pitter Patter
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
We brewed a more complex malt bill than I normally do for our fruited wild ales, and we feel it turned out wonderfully and we will be brewing it again. It has a beautiful sunset orange hue and a whole grain doughiness that sits very well underneath the acidity of the Missouri and Ohio mixed cultures that we blended to barrel ferment this beer in puncheons. At maturity we then racked the beer on to California Pluots (purple skin and orange flesh) for refermentation. After 6 months of refermentation and another 5 months bottle and keg conditioning, Pitter Patter is ready to be shared.
Balaton
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 3,177
Score: 4.47
Balaton is our Wild Missouri Brown Ale that was fermented in and aged in local Chambourcin Barrels with Missouri microflora for over a year with Michigan Balaton Cherries. We wanted Balaton to be soft, yet complex, so it is only 5% abv with a higher level of Brett influence and more impactful oak presence to balance out the signature Side Project acidity and the tart, cinnamon notes of the cherries...
La Ruche
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,791
Score: 4.29
Oak aged Missouri saison with honey
Merci (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,782
Score: 4.43
14% - Saison du Fermier that was fermented in French Oak with our Saison/local microflora mixed culture and then racked to and aged in a light toast American Oak Foedre for 6 months. 31% - Saison du Fermier that was fermented in and aged in a heavy toast American Oak Foedre for 4 months with our Saison/local microflora mixed culture. 46% - Missouri Wild Blond Ale that was aged a French Oak Foedre that we have been pulling solera-style pieces from for the past 4 years. Higher acid (base for Fuzzy). 9% - Missouri Wild Ale that was aged in Missouri Oak Chardonnay barrels (59 gallon) for 3 years. Was aged to become a thread in this beer or a Pulling Nails blend.
Blended 2017
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,599
Score: 4.56
A blend of the following: 2014 - A mash bill of 65% Pilsner and 35% Unmalted Wheat that was turbid-mashed and boiled for three hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with Barrel #40 and fermented in and aged in two neutral Hungarian Oak 500L Puncheons. 2015 - A mash bill of 65% Pilsner and 35% Unmalted Wheat that was step-mashed and boiled for two hours with aged, whole-leaf hops. Inoculated with cultures from the 2014 brew and fermented in and aged in two French Oak 500L Puncheons. 2016 - A mash bill of 70% Pilsner, 20% Unmalted Wheat and 10% Malted Wheat was single-infusion mashed and boiled for two hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with cultures from the 2015 brew and fermented in and aged in two French Oak Pinot Noir 500L Puncheons.
Foedre Beer
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,464
Score: 4.18
Blond sour beer inoculated with wild MO yeast and bacteria aged in our 70hL french oak foedre. Only available at The Cellar on the hand pump. The foedre will be filled, used, and refilled often, so the beer will always be evolving. Solera method style.
Amis Pour Toujours (Blend #1)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 2,333
Score: 4.43
Translates to Friends Forever and is a collaboration brewed with one of our closest and dearest friends, Brad Clark of Jackie O's Pub and Brewery in Athens, Ohio. Our shared love of vibrant fruit mixed with our cultures was the inspiration for this wild ale. Fermented in Oak with a blend of cultures from Missouri and Ohio, this Missouri/Ohio Wild ale was then aged on Apricots and Mangoes before being blended and naturally conditioned in the bottle
Jammy
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 2,093
Score: 4.55
Jammy is a collaboration brewed with our friends at Casey Brewing and Blending in Glenwood Springs Colorado. Our shared admiration of layering fresh, local fruit into our tart Saisons provided the inspiration for our second collaboration. Jammy is a Saison that was fermented and aged with mixed cultures from both Missouri and Colorado in French Oak wine barrels for 8 months on Missouri blackberries before being naturally conditioned in this bottle
SpontanFermier
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,928
Score: 4.31
SpontanFermier is a blend of our Chardonnay barrel fermented and barrel aged Missouri Spelt Saison with Belgian Lambic from Mikkeller that is used in their “Spontan” series beers. After tasting the Lambic and the 7 month oak aged Saison du Fermier, I settled on a straight blend of 50% Lambic and 50% Saison du Fermier to let both components shine in their own way, at the exact same ratio.
La Bière de Fantaisie (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,828
Score: 4.26
La Bière de Fantaisie is a collaboration ale brewed with our friends at Off Color Brewing in Chicago. Our shared love of the farmhouse ales of Belgium and France was the inspiration for this Saison, which is a blend of several puncheon-fermented Saisons that were aged for 6 months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Saison du Blé (Blend #6)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,783
Score: 4.34
Saison du Blé is the harmony of a fluffy Wheat Saison and a traditional, rustic Saison with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. The wheat balances a very dry body with a creamy, billowy mouthfeel, and our house Saison yeast adds complexity and acidity. This farmhouse ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels and a Missouri Oak Foedre for several months.
Blackberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1,703
Score: 4.28
Blackberry Bière du Pays is our restrained approach to a fruited Saison. We added a thoughtful amount of Blackberries to our Bière du Pays to not cloud the nuances of our lovely, little beer, but to add a layer of soft fruit and color for a new experience. Our Missouri yeast and bacteria provide the layers of complexity to this Farmhouse Ale that was aged in wine barrels for several months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,640
Score: 4.02
Farmhouse Pale aged in French oak puncheons with Belgian saison yeast with Brett with citra, simcoe, & amarillo hops.
Tête De Cuvée (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,625
Score: 4.73
Tête de Cuvée is a blend of some of our finest and oldest wine barrel fermented and aged Saisons. Blend #1 contains Oude Fermier, Oude du Blé, and several experimental barrel fermented Saisons, each of which was barrel fermented in French oak and aged at least 1 year before blending and being naturally conditioned in this bottle.
Saison du Blé (Blend #7)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,587
Score: 4.35
Saison du Blé is the harmony of a fluffy Wheat Saison and a traditional, rustic Saison with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. The wheat balances a very dry body with a creamy, billowy mouthfeel, and our house Saison yeast adds complexity and acidity. For Blend #7, it contains exclusively foedre-aged beer from a Medium-toasted Missouri Oak Foeder Crafters foedre. This was the first fill of this foedre, and the fresh wood imparted fantastic levels of oak that integrated really well into one of our favorite Saisons. A slightly bolder mouthfeel with a creamy vanilla finish lay over the tart body.
Saison Du Fermier From Pinot Noir Puncheons (Blend# 1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,551
Score: 4.64
Saison du Fermier is the harmony of new and old. It is robust and has the paler color of modern Saisons, yet it is balanced with the brightness, depth, and rustic character of the wild microflora found on our family's Missouri farm. This limited expression of Saison du Fermier was fermented in and aged in Pinot Noir puncheons for 8 months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,467
Score: 4.00
Farmhouse-Inspired Pale w/ Simcoe & Amarillo Hops Aged in French Oak Puncheons for 7 months
Thicket
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,364
Score: 4.55
Wine-Barrel Fermented Blended Missouri Wild Ale Aged on Blackberries.
Bretta Sang
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,353
Score: 4.24
Bretta Sang was brewed in collaboration with our friend and brewer Troy Meier. This sour ale is an exploration into pairing the bold flavors of Blood Oranges with the fermentation characteristics of select Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus strains. This ale was fermented in and aged in French Oak Puncheons for 10 months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Smooth
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,335
Score: 4.64
Smooth is our Missouri Wild Ale that was fermented in and aged in a French Oak foedre with Missouri microflora for 2 years. Once mature, it was racked on to Missouri Nectarines from the same farm in which we get White Peaches for Fuzzy.
Rosé Du Blé (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,329
Score: 4.28
Rosé du Blé is our Wheat Saison that is fermented with wild Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus from our family’s farm and aged in our Missouri Oak Foedre. At maturity, it was racked atop the skins of Missouri Chambourcin grapes, adding the color, tannins and aromatics inspired by the rosé wines of France.
Double Barrel Derivation
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1,292
Score: 4.81
Imperial Stout aged for two years in 12 year old Willett Bourbon Barrels & was then racked to Port Wine Barrels for a second maturation of three months. After bottling, DBD conditioned and aged for eight months before it's release.
Bière Blanche (Blend #1)
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1,270
Score: 4.32
Brewed with wheat, coriander & orange peel, then aged with house microflora in chardonnay barrels for 11 months
Punchdown
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,257
Score: 4.46
Missouri Wild Ale aged with Missouri Chambourcin Grapes
Apple Brandy Derivation
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1,206
Score: 4.33
Our Wheated Imperial Stout recipe that was aged in French Calvados (Apple Brandy) barrels for more than a year before a few select barrels were chosen for a blend to be shared exclusively at Festivals and with Friends and Fans at The Side Project Cellar and our Brewery.