After more than two years, a new collaboration between Side Project Brewing and de Garde Brewing is finally ready to be released.
The two breweries have joined forces on Coexpressionalism, 7.4 percent ABV blend of cultures from both breweries into “a turbid, aged hop wort” which was then fermented and aged in one of Side Project’s French oak foeders. The ale was brewed at Side Project in St. Louis, Mo.
“Inspired by the traditional spontaneous beers of Belgium, we followed some Lambic processes while also intertwining what we’ve learned over the years with our own practices and also what our own native cultures prefer when fermenting and creating a beer that best exemplifies us,” reads a post on Side Project’s Instagram page.
The two breweries have collaborated multiple times in the past, including Orviamo, Baies & Arbres and The Floue Floue. In addition, the post on Side Project’s Instagram page indicates that there will be two variants—Coexpressionalism Kriek and Coexpressionalism Framboise—that will be released “when they are ready.”
According to Side Project, Coexpressionalism is packaged in 750ml bottles that are scheduled to be released at both of the brewery’s locations on Oct. 26. As has historically been the case, purchase limits will depend on the number of people who show up for the release.