Merriam-Webster describes the term nocturne as a thoughtful composition inspired by the onset of night, particularly musical works. The Bruery of Placentia, Calif. aims to expand that definition with its release of The Order, releasing next week.
The new beer is a 10.6 percent ABV amber belgian-style abbey ale brewed with dates, Belgian-style sugars and coriander. The dates come from Pakistan, while the coriander is locally sourced, ground in-house at The Bruery and applied to the brew at one pound per 30 barrels.
In an email to Tenemu from Cambria Griffith, distribution and marketing manager for The Bruery, the Belgian-style sugar is “a custom combination of molasses, inverst sugar, and caramel to create a composition that is similar to Belgian candi sugar.” In addition, the beer is fermented with The Bruery’s house belgian strain, and hopped with “Warrior for bittering, Saaz for aroma” while the malts in the beer are “Pale, Vienna, Biscuit, and Melanoidin.”
Earlier this year, the brewery released a beer with similar components named Abbey Nocturne which was available over the summer on draft at The Bruery’s Orange County tasting room as a pilot.
According to Griffith, The Order is a new year-round release that will be packaged in 750ml bottles and will be distributed to The Bruery’s national footprint immediately after being released at the brewery on Jan. 17.
Update (Dec. 29, 2016) This post was updated to include additional brewing and distribution information. It was originally published on Dec. 21, 2016.
Update (Jan. 12, 2016) This post was updated to include the release date.