It’s less than two weeks until the 3rd annual Peche Fest, a celebration of peach beers and cider, and today we have the final taplist and descriptions to drool over. Held on Saturday, October 10th, at Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room, the Peche Fest may be the largest collection ever assembled of juicy, tart, and fuzzy peach beers and ciders, with a bonus peach cocktail and food menu. Also hot news, a keg of Block 15 Brewing’s Turbulent Consequence Peche that just won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival will be poured along many other rarities and new releases.
-Peach & Habanero Pork Pasty
Fresh picked winter snow white peaches were added to select barrels of spontaneously fermented Turbulent Consequence, matured an additional seven months. 6% ABV.
Sour Wit Brewed with Ginger, Peach and Nectarine. 10 IBU and 7.2% Abv.
A neo-Berliner-Weisse. Festina is delicately hopped and has a pale straw color. To soften the intense sourness, Berliner Weisse is traditionally served with a dash of essence of woodruff or raspberry syrup.
In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! 4.5% Abv 8 IBU’s.
It was last September when we received the news that Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale, OR had somewhat of a bumper crop of peaches. We took this as a sign to bring back an old favorite. The Peche Mode makes a triumphant return this year with nearly 500 pounds of peaches added to a Strong Belgian Ale base, and then inoculated with Brettanomyces. We gave it nine months to relax and think. The result is a peachy, farmhouse paradise. Lightly tart and refreshing, this one drinks easy. When life hands you peaches, make beer! 8.6% ABV, 7BU
sauvignon blanc barrel aged beer with peaches, apricots, lemon, and juniper. 9% ABV.
Elysian Brewing: Gourdgia On My Mind Pumpkin Peach Ale
The original Peach Pumpkin ale referenced in the infamous Budweiser tv ad! Brewed with Pale, Munich, chocolate, brown, and Thomas Fawcett amber malts. Pumpkin and pecan meal in the mash. Magnum hops, pumpkin and cinnamon in the boil, pumpkin and peach puree and light and dark Karo syrups to the fermenter.
We took our double gold medal winning Brainless® Belgian, added peach puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks. It develops nicely as it warms displaying more fruit and wine. 10.7% Abv.
Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is a blend of the Brett and Lacto foeders, and Pediococcus wine casks that were blended into neutral oak white wine casks. Aged 18-months. 7.3% Abv.Ex Novo Brewing: Peaches Ain’t Nothing but Gose and Tricks
Our farm-crafted Country Peach sour cider is a combination of pear and apple wines fermented in barrels and in steel tanks then combined. Once blended, we employed a famous finishing technique from the Belgian beer world called ‘lambic.’ Historically, a fermented sour beer, called ‘gueuze,’ is fruited with the brewer’s choice of fresh fruit. This fruit ferments on top of the beer and adds a fresh and sharp fruit profile to the nose and the palate.
At Finnriver, we added 100 pounds of whole peaches to a blended tank of soured cider (our gueuze) and let the resident yeast/bacteria finish their life on ripe peach goodness. This last fruit pushes our sour cider on to a form of cider lambic. Bottle conditioned, gently carbonated and pasteurized to hold the sweetness. 6.5% Abv.
Fort George: Summer Stout
Organic two-row, honey malt, midnight wheat and black barley give the beer a rich malt flavor and blackness, balanced with 100% Cascade hops. After initial fermentation on clean, crisp Fort George yeast, the beer gets a secondary fermentation on lots of organic peaches. 5.3% Abv 45 IBU.
Golden Valley Brewing: Brett Haven
Brett Haven is Golden Valley’s latest beer to incorporate fresh fruit and barrel aging. This light blonde ale aged 3 months in a bourbon barrel with Brettanomyces yeast before spending another two months in an Oregon Pinot Noir barrel with 100 pounds of local Red Haven peaches. Notes of bourbon, oak, and Pinot meld with light Brettanomyces character and peach blossoms for a nuanced and refreshing beer. OG 1.046 IBU 11 ABV 5.4%
Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard. 12% Abv.
B-Side EP is a kettle soured ale made by brewing the wort on Friday and then letting it sit over the weekend in the kettle. On Monday the wort will be transferred to the fermenter where it will join with 50 pounds of organic peaches and dry hopped with juicy and bright organic Amarillo, El Dorado and Chinook hops.
Our seasonal oak aged peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche ‘n Brett is brewed and refermented with the peaches added in to our award winning Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex oak-derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors captured in the bottle. 10.0% ABV, 35 IBU
B-Side Organic Peach IPA is a certified organic India Pale Ale brewed with peaches. Amarillo hops and peaches burst with stone fruit, while a pleasant, drying bitterness finishes absolutely clean. Fruit IPA? Yes, please. We brewed this beer in Fort Collins with our B Corporation buds at New Belgium. The best thing is that we have plenty of the beer to go around in Portland so we’re throwing numerous release parties. Beginning Thursday, July 23, 2015, New Belgium and HUB will host tap takeovers, dinner parties and make appearances at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival, toasting to Portland’s avid beer enthusiasts.
Eric’s Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.
4.5-5.5% abv fermented in Pinot bbls with truckloads of peaches
13 Virtues Brewing: Peach Fuzz Pils
Yes, it’s cute – and it’s delicious! Our Peach Fuzz Pils was brewed in honor of a very special little girl, born the day before this beer was! It’s an American pilsner brewed with Cascade hops and about a pound of peach puree per gallon. Time to get yer fuzz on! 6% Abv 30 IBU.
A barrel fermented beer using fresh peaches from Baird Family Orchards. The Fantasia is firmly tart and hugely aromatic with a character not unlike Belgian fruit lambics. Minimum one year on oak before an extended bottle conditioning prior to release. 5.75% Abv.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for commemorative glass and 2 drink tickets, $2 for each additional ticket. Available now at http://www.beerboutique.
VIP TICKETS: (SOLD OUT) $25 for early entry at 1pm, includes a commemorative glass and 8 tickets and is limited to only 50! Available now at http://www.beerboutique.
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