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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
Jammy
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1,925
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
Amis Pour Toujours (Blend #1)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,737
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
Abricot du Fermier (Batch 2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1,534
Score: 4.66
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.
SpontanFermier
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,495
Score: 4.30
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.
Oude du Blé (Vintage 2016)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
For Oude du Blé Vintage 2016 we share with you a beer that was brewed in 2016. This Saison du Blé recipe, which is the base for our Missouri Wheat Saison, was fermented in and aged in fresh, French Oak Chardonnay barrels for more than a year before being naturally conditioned in the bottle for 2 months before release.
Bleuet Du Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Bleuet du Fermier is our delicate and aromatic Saison du Fermier aged with blueberries 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 Blueberry Saison was fermented in and aged in wine barrels for several months.
Fencerow (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
Foedre aged Missouri Wild ale with wild yeast, wild bacteria and Oregon black raspberries. 100% more fruit than blend #2.
Saison du Fermier (Batch 2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Chardonnay barrel-fermented Saison that uses our house blend of Brett and bacteria. Batch 2 spent 6 months in oak and then 3 months bottle conditioning.
Provence : Lapsang
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Oak Aged Missouri Saison with Tea. Provence will be a series of Missouri Beers that are inspired by the Saisons of Belgium and France. Each beer in this series will feature an addition such as a hop, a fruit or a tea. Provence Lapsang is our second release of this series and was inspired by a Lapsang tea from our friends at Big Heart Tea Co. containing both tea and smoked orange peels.
Rosé Du Blé (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
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.
Saison Du Fermier From Pinot Noir Puncheons (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
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 13 months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle
Fuzzy (Blend #2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 5,011
Score: 4.62
American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels with spontaneous yeast and our house sour blend and aged with Missouri white peaches.
Balaton
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 3,071
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...
Pulling Nails (Blend #6)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 10.0%
# Ratings: 2,943
Score: 4.19
Blend #6 takes Pulling Nails in a different direction – it’s a blend of stronger, older beers that included Cascara, Cherries and a portion of a Blueberry version of Derivation. The Official Blend: 51% Biere de Garde from the SDF Pinot Puncheons (12 months in oak) 12% Red Wine Barrel Sour Quad (9 months in oak) 21% Blueberry Derivation (3 years in Bourbon Barrels – 1 of those years aged on Blueberries) 12% Black & Wild (30 months in Bourbon Barrels) 4% Cascara Sour Brown (15 months in oak – 12 of which on Sump Coffee Cascara)
Grisette (Blend #4)
Style: Grisette
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 2,640
Score: 4.17
European hopped Session Blonde Farmhouse Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 6 months with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus
Noir du Fermier (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 2,513
Score: 4.33
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.
Foedre Beer
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,411
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.
Merci (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,325
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.
La Ruche
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,316
Score: 4.29
Oak aged Missouri saison with honey
Blended 2017
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,311
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.
La Bière de Fantaisie (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,815
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: 1,633
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.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,620
Score: 4.02
Farmhouse Pale aged in French oak puncheons with Belgian saison yeast with Brett with citra, simcoe, & amarillo hops.
Blackberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1,593
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.
Tête De Cuvée (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,529
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 Fermier From Pinot Noir Puncheons (Blend# 1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,448
Score: 4.65
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.
Saison Du Blé (Blend #7)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,405
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.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,396
Score: 4.01
Farmhouse-Inspired Pale w/ Simcoe & Amarillo Hops Aged in French Oak Puncheons for 7 months
Pulling Nails (Blend #5)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1,394
Score: 4.39
Pulling Nails is our ongoing experiment in the art of blending individual threads of different beers to create one unique, complex, finished beer. Blend #5 showcases our love for fruit refermentations in oak. Threads for Blend #5 include: Kriek du Fermier - with Balaton Cherries Coolship Blond (late 2013 brew) - with Montmorency Cherries The Balaton Cherries add unique baking spices, cherry tannins and dried leather to the vibrant acidity, fresh juice and youthfulness of the Montmorency Cherries. Tons of Brettanomyces influence in this blend and earthy hops lends itself more toward a Belgian profile than our highly tart Missouri Wild Ale approach. Expecting this to age gracefully for years to come.
Bretta Sang
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,336
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.
Thicket
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,330
Score: 4.55
Wine-Barrel Fermented Blended Missouri Wild Ale Aged on Blackberries.
Double Barrel Derivation
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1,252
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.