Mmmm sweet, tart and beautiful peaches, one of nature’s finest fruits. Peaches are becoming increasingly popular with brewers, which may explain the growing popularity of Peche Fest. The Commons Brewery brewed one of the finest offerings at the 2nd annual Peche Fest earlier this year, and now a full batch and limited edition bottle release of Crème de Pêche is ready for release this Saturday after Christmas. Crème de Pêche is a lightly sour cream ale aged in gin barrels with fresh peaches and Brettanomyces and is bottled as part of the Beetje Series. It will go on sale December 27th at 2:00pm at the brewery tasting room.
From the press release:
Crème de Pêche was added into barrels in January 2014 that previously held our popular Gin Enkel. Fresh July Elberta peaches from Oregon’s Baird Family Orchard were added directly into the barrels giving the finished beer a bright, juicy aroma and flavor. Flaked corn provides a creamy body that compliments the dryness and floral characteristics from Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. Crème de Pêche can be consumed now to enjoy the fresh peach qualities or cellared to further develop its Brettanomyces profile.
Crème de Pêche will be available in 750ml capped bottles for $15 per bottle and will be available on draft as well in limited quantities the day of the release. The beautiful label art was once again created by Adam Burke, brother of Head Brewer Sean Burke. More information about Adam Burke’s art can be found at http://www.nightjarillustration.com.
The Beetje Series is a celebration of The Commons Brewery’s nano roots. First brewed in 2010 on a one-barrel system in Mike Wright’s garage, these small batch beers pay homage to the rustic brewery that continues to inspire us.
The Commons Brewery opened in December 2011 and crafts small batch, approachable and balanced beers inspired by European brewing tradition and Northwest-grown ingredients. The tasting room is located at: 1810 SE 10th Avenue, Unit E (entrance on SE Stephens between 10th & 11th). Tasting room hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 2-9pm, and Sunday 2-6pm.