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.
Dens is a beautifully drinkable black ale that was brewed with dark barley malts, wheat, and a pinch of rye, fermented like a Saison, then cold conditioned. No spices, no funky methods, this is a straight up dark farmhouse ale with many subtle notes to enjoy.
Avant is a classic, golden, strong Saison that is is brewed to be refreshingly crisp, yet savored slowly. Brewed with barley varietals malted by Skagit Valley Malting in Washington State, hopped Oregon grown hops, and fermented with a blend of Saison yeasts. Viva la Saison!
Verse is an Abbey-inspired farmhouse ale featuring our favorite Belgian yeast. Darker, yet just as eminently drinkable as its sunnier Saison cousins, you may want to call Verse a Saison Brune, or maybe a wayward Dubbel. You may want to drink it in a taller glass. Maybe you’ll have it with a riper cheese than usual. Regardless of the glassware and accompaniments you may choose, cheers.
We are creatures of habit, most of them good ones—including our dedication to the sour red ales of Belgium. Prims is a Northwest re-interpretation of the classic Flemish red ale. Rich, tannic, and tart from a pinch of microbiological “magic,” each vintage will be different as our sweet (and sour) barrels age. We hope you enjoy them all.
Mods is a blended blonde semi-sour ale fermented in a variety of mixed-culture barrels that are ever evolving, yet somehow always similar. From batch to batch, you will see changes as we blend to maximize the character of each unique barrel. Batch 1 is a 100% barrel aged mixed culture sour blonde. Meant to be rich, bright, and striking a balance between tartness and depth, we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed blending it. Prost!
We unabashedly love sour peach ales—funky barrels, fresh bounty, fruity buoyancy… what’s not to like? With Peche, we took advantage of the beautiful crop of peaches grown on the Lively Organic Farm in Eugene, adding them to a tertiary tank of fresh barrel aged blonde sour ale. Some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We only see peaches.
Saison / Melee
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.
Saison / Forte
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.
Rippie was the first of our seasonally rotating hop-centric, barrel-aged, Brettanomyces finished farmhouse-ales. And while that sentence was a mouthful, the ale in the bottle is always a pleasant surprise. Rippie 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.