de Garde Brewing is adding another Desay blend to its lineup.
According to a post on Facebook, the Tillamook, Ore.-based brewery will be selling bottles of Spruce Desay, a 6.2 percent ABV “sour and fruity farmhouse inspired beer” fermented and aged in oak wine barrels which was then blended with a two-year-old “earthy and rustic farmhouse beer.” The resulting blend was then conditioned on spruce tips, which de Garde says made it “a fruity, spicy beer with pronounced spruce tip character and a balanced acidity.”
Spruce Desay is the fifth beer in de Garde’s Desay lineup, following Beaucoup Desay (8.9 percent ABV), a “wild farmhouse ale” aged in Chardonnay oak barrels with peaches and apricots, Earl Desay (5.2 percent ABV), a “wild farmhouse ale” aged in oak barrels for over a year with Oregon buckwheat honey and conditioned with Earl Gray tea, Fleur Desay (6.3 percent ABV), a “sour farmhouse gruit” aged in Chardonnay oak barrels and Petit Desay (5 percent ABV), a “tart farmhouse-style ale.”
In addition to Spruce Desay, de Garde still has bottles of (4 percent ABV) a “dry-hopped gose-style ale aged in oak barrels with coriander and citrus peel”, Azacca Hose (4 percent ABV), a “Gose inspired ale” that has been fermented and aged in oak barrels before being dry-hopped with azacca hops and Citra Hose (4 percent ABV), an “oak barrel fermented and aged Gose inspired ale” dry hopped with a “gigantic helping” of citra hops.
According to the brewery, Spruce Desay ($12) is packaged in 22-ounce bottles and has a limit of six bottles per person.