de Garde Brewing will be releasing two new beers when it opens today, one of which has a very personal history.
The Tillimook, Ore.-based brewery will be releasing The Broken Truck, a 5 percent ABV wild ale that has been blended from three different years of “lambic inspired barrels.” The beer was brewed to commemorate a memorable event early in the brewery’s history.
A post on the brewery’s Facebook page explains what happened:
Shortly after we started distributing, we had our cursed old brewery truck break down while carrying a load of kegs to our distributor. Our distributor was about to close for the weekend, and we had no way to get them there in time, and nowhere to store them in good condition during the opressively hot weather. As is our habit during times of stress, we sought a cold beer at the newly opened taproom and growler station around the corner, Tin Bucket. After chatting with the owner, he expressed his disappointment at not being able to get our beer. To cut it short, he and his partner bought the entire truckload, saving not just the beer, but quite literally our business.
The second new beer de Garde will be selling is Azacca Hose, a “Gose inspired ale” that has been fermented and aged in oak barrels before being dry-hopped with azacca hops.
In addition to The Broken Truck and Azacca Hose, de Garde still has bottles of Fauxder (6 percent ABV), a “wild rye ale” fermented and aged in Chardonnay wine barrels, Saison Cinquieme (6 percent ABV), a “wild farmhouse inspired ale” that was fermented and aged in Chardonnay wine barrels before being dry-hopped with Amarillo hops, Peach Bu (4.5 percent ABV) a “Berliner inspired ale” which has been fermented and aged in oak barrels with “massive amounts” of Oregon peaches, and Hose (4 percent ABV) a “dry-hopped gose-style ale aged in oak barrels with coriander and citrus peel” and Cherry Raz Bu, a 4.4 percent ABV “Berliner inspired ale” that was refermented with both Montmorency cherries and raspberries in oak barrels.
According to the brewery, both The Broken Truck ($15) and Azacca Hose ($9) are packaged in 22-ounce bottles, and have a limit of one bottle and six bottles per person respectively.