After collaborating for the first time last year, Side Project Brewing and de Garde Brewing are doing it again.
This time, they have joined forces to produce Orviamo, a 10 percent ABV ale that incorporates microflora from both of the two breweries home states of Missouri and Oregon and brewed with raspberries and plums from Oregon. According to a post on Side Project’s Facebook page and owner Cory King, the new beer was then aged in a combination of wine, whiskey and port barrels for 12 months.
This is not the first time the two breweries have worked together. Last year they produced two different versions of de Garde’s Saison Desay beer: one aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels (6.8 percent ABV) and one aged in Chardonnay wine barrels (6.8 percent ABV).
In an email, King told Tenemu that 750ml bottles of Orviamo will be available exclusively in St. Louis, Mo. and is being released today at the brewery.
Update (May 22, 2015) — This post was updated from the original published on May 21, 2015 to include details on ABV, bottle size and additional brewing details.
(Image via facebook/Side Project Brewing)