A new release from Stillwater Artisanal Ales draws its name from a couple of different sources.
The beer in question is Oude Bae, a 6.5 percent ABV sour ale refermented with Pinot Noir grape juice in French Oak barrels for one month.
“Oude Bae is word play,” explained Stillwater owner Brian Strumke in and email to Tenemu. “‘Oude’ meaning ‘Old’ and ‘Bae’ is slang for ‘Girlfriend’…also being from Baltimore, it’s a cheeky reference to Old Bay seasoning.”
According to Strumke, Oude Bae will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be available on shelves in the brewery’s distribution network starting in “early August.”