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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
SpontanFermier
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,202
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.
Raspberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 2,006
Score: 4.26
Balaton (Blend #2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1,863
Score: 4.41
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...
Saison du Fermier from Pinot Noir Puncheons (Blend# 1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,680
Score: 4.62
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.
Beer : Barrel : Time (2017)
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
An imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels that is meant to highlight the three things that make up the stout: the beer that was brewed, the barrels that the beer aged in and the time the beer spent aging in those barrels. Brian (formerly of Goose Island), Tommy (formerly of Perennial) and Cory tasted through more than 50 of our bourbon and whiskey barrels in an attempt to craft the blend. We chose a selection of barrels, a majority from Willett and the rest from Heaven Hill that exemplified what we believe to epitomize Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Beer : Barrel : Time is planned to be a yearly release that will happen every Thanksgiving weekend. It will always be no adjunct purity.
Anabasis (Blend #2)
Style: Barleywine - English
ABV: 14.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
Barleywine brewed with American malts and hops, but fermented with a strong English Ale strain. Aged in a blend of Blanton's and Elijah Craig 12yr Barrels.
Framboise du Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Framboise du Fermier is our Barrel-Fermented and Aged Saison du Fermier that at maturity, was racked to French Oak barrels with Raspberries and allowed to re-ferment for 6 months before being bottled
Längst (Blend #2)
Style: Adambier
ABV: 11.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
For Längst Blend #2, the recipe consisted of 7 malts and was then fermented with a rich, fruity yeast strain. We then aged the beer in Bourbon Barrels until the notes of dried dark fruits, wet leather, peat, caramel and barrel created a harmonious experience. After 18 months in Bourbon barrels, we allowed Längst to condition for an additional 3 months before confirming that it is ready to share with you.
Bière du Pays (Blend #3)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Bière du Pays is inspired by the classic Saisons from the country. An airy and fluffy malt bill is fermented with wild Missouri yeast and bacteria and our house Saison blend. This refreshing and delicate farmhouse ale was aged in wine barrels for several months before it was naturally conditioned.
Tête de Cuvée (Vintage 2016)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
A blend of select Oude Fermier Barrels: one racked to neutral French Oak Barrels in September 2016, one racked to Chardonnay French Oak Barrels in October 2016 and one racked to White Burgundy French Oak Barrels in December 2016.
Bière Blanche (Blend #2)
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Brewed with wheat, coriander & orange peel, then aged with house microflora in chardonnay barrels for 11 months
Punchdown Pinot Noir
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Missouri Wild Ale that is aged on Missouri Red Wine Grapes. For the 2017 harvest, not only did we want to use Missouri Red Wine Grapes in one batch - Chambourcin specifically, from Noboleis Vineyards in Augusta - we also wanted to experiment with our favorite red varietal, Pinot Noir, in a separate Punchdown that we are calling Punchdown Pinot Noir! Punchdown Pinot Noir is a beer/wine hybrid, where 51% of the liquid is Missouri Wild Ale and the remaining 49% is Pinot Noir that was co-fermented with our Missouri Wild Ale. We sourced our hot weather Pinot Noir directly from S & L Vineyards of Lodi, California, for its herbaceous tones to provide balance to our bright acidity.
BVC
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Our collaboration with our friends from Cycle Brewing, Imperial Stout aged in Brandy Barrels with Vanilla & Cinnamon
Merci (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 3,345
Score: 4.42
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.
Fuzzy (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 3,260
Score: 4.61
American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels with spontaneous yeast and our house sour blend and aged with Missouri peaches. [Released 3/10/18]
Blended 2017
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,833
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.
Amis Pour Toujours (Blend #1)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 2,783
Score: 4.42
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
Foedre Beer
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,610
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.
Jammy (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 2,262
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
Derivation (Blend #10)
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14.0%
# Ratings: 2,137
Score: 4.62
Derivation Blend #10 shares the same recipe as Blend #5, it is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout that started as a recipe that I created almost 7 years ago. After fermenting in stainless with an American yeast strain, this recipe (we call it “Oats/D5" on the recipe sheets) was racked to freshly dumped Rum Barrels and aged for 14 months before we moved it to our brite tank to be finished on a new coffee, a Kaldi’s El Manzano Honey Processed Coffee from El Salvador, and also copious amounts of Madagascar Vanilla Beans.
Saison du Blé (Blend #6)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,939
Score: 4.33
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.
Raspe
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,934
Score: 4.49
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.
La Bière de Fantaisie (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,852
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.
Blackberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1,823
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: 1,780
Score: 4.72
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: 1,776
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. 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.
Grisette (Blend #5)
Style: Grisette
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1,677
Score: 4.11
European hopped Session Blonde Farmhouse Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 6 months with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus
Marietta Ave. (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,662
Score: 4.02
Farmhouse Pale aged in French oak puncheons with Belgian saison yeast with Brett with citra, simcoe, & amarillo hops.
Foedre Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,640
Score: 4.29
A limited expression of our Saison du Fermier that was fermented in and aged in a Medium-Toast Missouri Oak Foedre with our local microflora.
Abricot du Fermier (Blend #3)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1,615
Score: 4.49
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.
Copains (Blend #1)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,533
Score: 4.23
30% Missouri Flanders Red from a French Oak Foedre (18 months old) 30% Raspberry Biere du Pays from a Missouri Oak Foedre (6 months old) 28% Missouri Sour Brown from a Missouri Oak Foedre (12 months old) 10% Méthode Traditionnelle Spontaneous from a 500L Puncheon (36 months old) 2% Imperial Stout from a Charred Missouri Oak Foedre (5 months old) The beer was blended in December of 2017 and then allowed to bottle and keg condition for almost 5 months before we thought it was ready to share.
Rosé du Blé (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,504
Score: 4.27
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.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,491
Score: 4.00
Farmhouse-Inspired Pale w/ Simcoe & Amarillo Hops Aged in French Oak Puncheons for 7 months
Tête de Cuvée (Vintage 2015)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,377
Score: 4.65
For the second release of Tête de Cuvée, I chose a blend that was 76.3% of Tête #2 that was fermented in and aged in the exact barrels that contained all of the threads from Blend #1. Hoping that the magic of those original barrels would once again impart their unique impressions on the new fermentation in them. This recipe is a slight variation of our Saison du Fermier recipe and the barrels were a mix of 225L French Oak Chardonnay and 500L French Oak Pinot Noir. Barreled on November 14, 2015. The remaining 23.7% of the blend was our classic Oude Fermier that was fermented in and aged in 225L French Oak Chardonnay barrels. These barrels were first use for us, imparting bold notes of almond, vanilla and the classic French Oak spice.