Okay. The bird is the word.
Once a year we all sit with friends and family and gussy up the table a bit more than usual. The time of Holiday feasting is upon us. In the middle west that means meals chock full of flavor, carbs
We take inspiration for the beer we make from the small farm breweries of Southern Belgium and Northern France. We are not out to replicate the beer being made there, but merely look to take the same enthusiasm and artistic approach in the beer we design and brew. The beer styles from these areas have a wide range of interpretation that is a mix of old traditions, knowledge of brewing science, artistic interpretation of style, and an adventurous spirit to try new things. The mood of the brewer on any given day can lead to a new recipe or twist on an old favorite. It is not uncommon for an herb or spice to be introduced to a batch of beer that was spontaneously dreamt of the night before or picked on the walk into work that morning.
The tradition of beer in these places has deep roots and is imbedded in the culture. Beer is found at the family table as a normal accompaniment with dinner as a way to enhance the meal and elevate the overall experience. Beer is considered food and the style selected is often dictated by what is being served that particular night. When a selection is paired well, it is met with great delight and merriment. The skill of selecting the proper beer is considered an art of hospitality.