Beer often comes in pairs, as in I hardly ever get one without a second to keep it company. It’s rare to have actual pear in a beer, though. Everybody’s Brewing of White Salmon, Washington, is releasing a new spring seasonal in 22oz bottles called “Get A Pear” farmhouse ale brewed with pears.
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The Saison inspired farmhouse ale comes in at 6.5% ABV, and 25 IBUs. Get A Pear will be released in Portland, at Belmont Station on Wednesday, March 8th, and at Ben’s Bottle Shop in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 15th. Bottles of Get A Pear will be available at fine retailers throughout the Northwest until June 1. A limited amount of kegs will be available on draft as well.
The beer was fermented with a never before used Belgian Saison yeast strain from Imperial Organic Yeast, and used a grain bill that was made up of 25% flaked rice. Jarrlo and Centennial hops are featured, and near the very end of fermentation, organic pear juice was added to the tanks. Their goal was to brew a clean, light bodied farmhouse ale, and really let the flavors of the pear juice and the yeast strain shine.
Jess Caudill, Co-Head Brewer at Everybody’s, said he was pleased with how his recipe turned out. “The yeast strain has some very unique flavors, and they really come through on this beer. You get some nice floral aromas, and definitely some vanilla and clove notes from the yeast. I’ve always wanted to brew a beer with pear juice, and it gives just enough flavor, but without much sweetness. It’s a clean, Saison inspired farmhouse, with a pear twist. We are really happy with this one.”
Everybody’s has several other draft-only releases for the spring coming out in the next few weeks, including Plymouth Hop, a New England Style IPA featuring Galaxy and Azzaca hops, and their quaffable German-Style Pilsner, which has been in tanks for over a month now. The brewery will also add a Berliner Weisse to the lineup, a stye that is one of Caudill’s favorites. “We are really excited about what we have coming out this spring”, said Caudill. “We have creative brewers here, and it’s been great watching them put their heads together to come up with new recipes.”
About Everybody’s Brewing
Everybody’s Brewing opened in 2008 in White Salmon, WA by Doug and Christine Ellenberger, who have over 20 years of professional brewing and restaurant experience. Their award winning beers are widely distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. The brew pub offers fantastic, locally sourced food, with an outdoor deck that provides a stunning view of Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. This combination makes Everybody’s Brewing a must stop attraction when traveling to the Northwest.