A variant of a long time successful draft beer for Bell’s Brewery is being released in 750ml bottles.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the bottle version of Le Batteur is a 5.8 percent ABV sour golden farmhouse ale, brewed with Tettnang hops, and fermented in 30-year-old foeder tanks that were originally used for winemaking. The draft version of Le Batteur has a higher alcohol content at 6.5 percent.
The beer’s name is the French term for drummer, and is one in the trio of farmhouse ales in the Jazz series. The other beers are Le Pianiste (piano), a 6.2 percent ABV ale, and Le Contrebassiste (bass), a 7 percent ABV brown ale.
An email sent to the Kalamazoo brewery was not immediately returned.