A former brewery-exclusive from Deschutes Brewery will released nationwide in April.
The beer in question is Cultivateur, a 7.5 percent ABV “Provision Saison” which is composed of a blend of both old and new saisons that have been aged in oak barrels with brettanomyces. The saison debuted in 2014 as part of the Bend, Ore.-based brewery’s Pub Reserve Series, which includes releases where the brewers are given “free reign to try something we’ve never done before” and are sold exclusively at the brewery’s two pubs and tasting room located in Portland, Ore. and Bend, Colo.
Cultivateur will join three other beers in Deschutes’ Reserve Series, which is made up of “small batches of audacious, experimental, outrageously coddled beers” that are distributed nationwide:
- Cultivateur — April-May
- Black Butte XXIX — June-July
- The Dissident — August-September
- The Abyss — November-December
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and Deschutes’ 2017 release calendar, the newest incarnation of Cultivateur will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be available from April through May throughout the brewery’s distribution network.