Our Ales

About our ales

With our compass spinning between Belgium and the Pacific Northwest, we don’t brew specific styles (though we drink plenty of them – we live in a hop blessed place for that). We do brew in directions that we, and we hope you, will enjoy. Generally Saison-centric, we use our brewing compass to create the themes that we bottle by. Although each batch will be different by design, as marked on the bottles, from one to the next, our beers will follow the same path, or direction, of its predecessor. Check our Current and Past Releases for details on our beers.

Saison / Melee

Bright, hoppy, vivid

Melee is a spirited marriage between Saison and IPA, with a pinch of fun from the local bees. Suited for pairings, parties, and other playful occasions, Melee offers a diverse palate plenty to ponder. It highlights the hard work of Willamette Valley bees, and is hopped generously with Magnum, Cascade and Citra.  

Batch 1 (Summer 2018) | 7.1% abv

Saison / Forte

Mixed grain, golden, cellar worthy

Forte is where guile meets grist. As a strong golden Saison, Forte’s mixed grains, careful balance, and long maturation provide it with a classic Belgian character. Brewed to be drunk fresh or cellared in the dark, Forte is meant to be savored slowly (and sometimes shared).  Highlighting the beauty of organic pilsner malt paired with Salmon-Safe Cascade hops grown in the Willamette Valley.

Batch 1 (Summer 2018) | 9.0% abv

Staves / Rippie

Barrel-aged, wild pale ale

Staves is a series of seasonally rotating hop-centric, barrel-aged, Brettanomyces finished farmhouse-ales. And while that sentence was a mouthful, the ale in this bottle is always a pleasant surprise. “Rippie,” our first in the Staves Series, features a grist of organic pilsner and pale malts, along with a pinch of rye and wheat, and is hopped exclusively with Oregon-grown Cascade hops.  After primary fermentation, Rippie spent a while co-mingling in a fresh barrel with various strains of Brettanomyces before undergoing an additional fermentation in the bottle.

Batch 1 (Summer 2018) | 6.6% abv