Astoria, Oregon’s Buoy Beer has released the first beer from their 60BBL Foeder – Brett Saison with Cranberries. The 60 barrels of foeder-aged beer was divided into 3 variants, Brett Saison is the last of the three variations with the others aged in red wine barrels and released in January. Brett Saison with Cranberries joins the other 2 variants released in January after spending 4 months in local red wine barrels.
Buoy Beer describes their Brett Saison Foeder Beer as: A blend of three saisons all featuring pilsner, wheat, Vienna, and buckwheat malts, acidified with our house lactobacillus, steeped with additions of lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel in the whirlpool, with Oregon grown Meridian hops layered throughout. Aged in our foeder for 10 months with our house brettanomyces blend then transferred in thirds into separate brite tanks. The first third was bottled “as-is,” the second third was dry-hopped with Azacca, El Dorado, & Meridian hops, the third received additions of Starvation Alley cranberries.
About Buoy Beer Co.: Astoria, OR overlooks the meeting of one of the West’s most relentless rivers and the wilderness of an entire ocean – and it’s here that Buoy Beer Company brews its beer. With balance always a priority, we focus on traditional lagers and NW ales to savor after a hard day’s work and to share with friends.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.