The Bruery's Senior Production Manager Jeremy Grinkey will be joining us at Cloudwater Unit 9 for a discussion of wild and mixed fermentation beers on Wednesday, the 27th of February, as part of FFB Fringe. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Taking its name from founder Patrick Rue, The Bruery is a genre-defying brewery from Orange County, California with a big love for barrels.
Around half of the beer they produce is aged in wine or spirit barrels from their impressive collection and their beers are brewed to reflect the excitement that Patrick during his early years as a homebrewer - the obession which led him to establish The Bruery.
They brew dozens of original beers each year, using an ever-growing list of ingredients and taking in a huge variety of flavour inspirations. Few breweries are as original or as daring as The Bruery and not only do they produce a huge range of styles from Belgian-inspired table beers to wheat wines and huge imperial stouts, they also push the boundaries of what is deemed possible, resulting in a wide number of utterly unique creations. Their separate Bruery Terreux facility is also used as an opportunity to explore the world of sour and wild beers even more and we collaborated with Terreux on our fruited sour I Still Got It this year. Two years ago they launched Offshoot Beer Company to play in the IPA segment as well.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Frucht: Grapefruit and Salt, 4% Berliner Weisse aged in oak foeders with grapefruit and salt (vg)
Relax [It's Just a Hazy IPA], 6.8% IPA (vg)
Orxata, 7.1% Cream Ale with rice, cinnamon, fresh vanilla beans and lactose
Stream Crossing (w/ Green Cheek), 7.2% Foudre Saison (vg)
The Bramble, 8.7% American Wild Ale with raspberries (vg)
It Depense, 11.1% Rum Barrel-aged Sour Stout with Balaton cherries (vg)
Wee Heavy Coconuts, 12.5% Scottish-style Wee Heavy aged in bourbon barrels with coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon (vg)
Bakery : Coconut Macaroons, 13% Barrel-aged Imperial Stout blended with a Pastry stout with coconut and vanilla (vg)
S'more BBLs, 16.2% Sour Stout and Imperial Stout blend aged in bourbon barrels with graham crackers, cacao nibs, marshmallows and vanilla (vg)
Black Tuesday (2018), 19.2% Imperial Stout (vg)
* (vg) = vegan