de Garde Brewing has a new wild ale available in bottles.
The new beer is Bière Maroon, a 6.1 percent ABV sour golden ale that has been aged in French oak cabernet puncheons before being refermented with locally-sourced cranberries and black currants. According to a post on the Tillamook, Ore.-based brewery’s Facebook page, there is a very limited number of bottles available, and “we do expect this to sell out this week.”
Bière Maroon joins three other formally released bottles that are still for sale at the brewery: Saison Premiere, a 6 percent ABV wild farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels, Cherry Raz Gose, a 5.4 percent ABV gose-style beer aged in oak barrels with cherries and raspberries, and Cherry Blu Bu, a 4.5 percent ABV “berliner weisse-style ale” aged with cherries and blueberries.
Cherry Blu Bu ($9), Cherry Raz Gose ($9), Saison Premiere ($7) and Bière Maroon ($14) are all packaged in 22-ounce bottles. Cherry Raz Gose and Cherry Blu Bu have a limit of six bottles per person while Saison Premiere is limited to three bottles per person and Bière Maroon is limited to two bottles per person.