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Score: 4.44
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7458 Manchester Road
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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: 2,707
Score: 4.62
American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels with spontaneous yeast and our house sour blend and aged with Missouri peaches. [Released 3/10/18]
Raspberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1,510
Score: 4.26
Bière Du Pays (Blend #7)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
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 in this bottle.
Merci (Blend #4)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Merci is a blended Missouri Wild Ale in which every blend has been unique. The foundation for this beer has always been un-fruited, blond Saisons and Wild Ales that focus on vinous characters that exemplify not only our love of wine, but that of the crew of The Wine & Cheese Place as well. The focus is simplistic blends that provide incredible depth and a fun, unique palate experience that showcases Side Project characteristics. - 43.6% of our Foedre Blond - 5 years of solera method in a french oak foedre - 39.8% of #40 - 12 months in french oak puncheons (Blended 2017 recipe and processes) - 8.7% of Foedre Terry - 8 months in french oak foedre (collaboration recipe with de Garde) - 7.9% of Oude Fermier - barrel fermented and aged 18 month
Bière du Pays (Blend #6)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
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 in this bottle.
Pêche Du Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
For the second blend of Pêche du Fermier, after barrel fermentation and maturity of our Saison du Fermier, we racked the beer to mostly neutral French Oak red wine barrels with peaches and then allowed it to re-ferment to maturity for more than a year. The more neutral oak, when compared to the first blend, offers a softer mouthfeel, allowing the fruit to continue to shine. Unlike most of our fruited beers, where we have been increasing our fruiting rates yearly to find that balance that we desire between our acidity and the fruit, for Pêche du Fermier, we kept the amount of fruit the same as Blend #1 to allow that base beer of Saison du Fermier to continue to shine.
Beer : Barrel : Time (2017)
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
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.
Copains (Blend #1)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
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.
Fanny Pack Fashion Show
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Merci (Blend #3)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 2,940
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: 2,650
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: 2,508
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: 2,423
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
Jammy
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 8.0%
# Ratings: 2,150
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: 1,997
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: 1,836
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: 1,816
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.
Blackberry Bière du Pays
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.0%
# Ratings: 1,729
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: 1,655
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.
Marietta Ave. (Blend #1)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,651
Score: 4.02
Farmhouse Pale aged in French oak puncheons with Belgian saison yeast with Brett with citra, simcoe, & amarillo hops.
Saison du Blé (Blend #7)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,648
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: 1,587
Score: 4.63
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: 1,484
Score: 4.00
Farmhouse-Inspired Pale w/ Simcoe & Amarillo Hops Aged in French Oak Puncheons for 7 months
Raspe
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,435
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.
Rosé Du Blé (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,381
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.
Thicket
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,367
Score: 4.54
Wine-Barrel Fermented Blended Missouri Wild Ale Aged on Blackberries.
Bretta Sang
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,365
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: 1,342
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.
Double Barrel Derivation
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 15.0%
# Ratings: 1,318
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.
Foedre Fermier (Blend #2)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,304
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.
Bière Blanche (Blend #1)
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.0%
# Ratings: 1,289
Score: 4.32
Brewed with wheat, coriander & orange peel, then aged with house microflora in chardonnay barrels for 11 months
La Fosse (Blend #2)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,254
Score: 4.49
Sour blonde ale fermented and aged in Chardonnay barrels with Turkish Apricots.