A new collaboration between Bruery Terreux and New Zealand-based Garage Project is named after the the Māori word for both nectar and honey.
Ngongo is a 7.2 percent ABV oak foeder-aged saison brewed with chamomile, lemon balm and wildflower honey from New Zealand and bottle conditioned with wildflower honey from California. The new ale is the latest release in Bruery Terreux’s Foeders with Friends Series, which includes collaboration beers aged in foeders.
The first release in the Foeders with Friends Series was a collaboration with Austin-based Jester King Brewery named Bouffon, a 5.3 percent ABV “sour wit ale” brewed with bitter orange peel, coriander and spices before being aged in an oak foeder.
In an email, Joel Kennedy, marketing manager at The Bruery, told Tenemu that Ngongo will be packaged in both 375ml ($5.99) and 750ml ($11.99) bottles that are scheduled to be released at The Bruery’s Tasting Rooms as well as on The Bruery’s online store on Dec. 13.