Attention sour beer and brett beer fans. This Saturday, June 27, Engine House No. 9 (E9) releases some very special bottles of beer. Among them, the Ferme Agrume numbers 1, 2 and 3. I was fortunate enough to sample numbers 2 and 3 at the Washington Brewers Festival last weekend; they were amongst two of my favorite beers at the fest. Amazing, creative, delicious saisons.
As we reported earlier, last Saturday the Washington Beer Awards medals were handed out to the winners. See the list of winners here. Amongst the winners, Tacoma’s Engine House No. 9 brought home two medals in the Sour Beer category. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention. Shane Johns has been doing some amazing work with barrels and blessed little critters like Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus.
Funky, sour, or wild, call them what you like. You know who you are. You know you want it. Here is the complete information from the brewery.
Beer Release – Bottle Release this Saturday June 27th. Doors open at 8:00 A.M.
The next round of bottles are finally ready to be released! They will be available this coming Saturday at the E9 restaurant/bar (next to the brewery) when doors open at 8AM. We will be releasing four new saisons and a barrel aged fruited sour. All five will be available on draft on the day of release for you to try. About the beer:
Ferme Agrume (pronounced fair-may ah-groom) Numbers 1,2 and 3. These are from a series of farmhouse saisons that pair unique citrus fruits and single varieties of dry-hops.
Ferme Agrume No.1: Tangelos and Citra Hops. (120 bottles available)
Ferme Agrume No.2: Homegrown Lemons and Limes and Sorachi Ace Hops. (120 bottles available)
Ferme Agrume No.3: Jamaican Ugli fruit and Mosaic Hops. (120 bottles available)
Le Pelerin (the Pilgrim): A farmhouse ale brewed with UK Pilgrim hops and fermented with our house blend of brett and sacc yeast. (96 bottles available)
Nectarberry (sour): A multi-year blended barrel aged ale that sat on Nectarberries for several months prior to bottling. (360 bottles available)
All of these are bottled-conditioned in 375mL cork/cage bottles. Hope to see you there!!