Peche ‘n Brett – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Peche ‘n Brett”.  This beer is built off the base of their Seizoen Bretta with local Oregon Peaches added to the mix.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, funky brett, tarntess with a sweet finish.  The flavour is of tangy peaches, spices, brett funk, yeasty, fruits, mild hops with a sweet and tart finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% which can be dangerous as you do not taste alcohol in the beer and the IBU is 35.  I think I still prefer the Seizoen Bretta over this beer but this is a great beer and if you can find it then grab a bottle.

Commercial description:  Our seasonal oak aged peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche ‘n Brett is b​rewed and refermented with the peaches added to in our award winning Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex oak-derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors captured in the bottle.


Oak Aged Bretta – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

O’hare’s Beer Club June 2013 Box

Limited Release

From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Oak Aged Bretta” a Saison (seizoen) with the wild Brettanomyces yeast added and a portion aged in Oak Barrels to develop flavours .  This is an oak aged version of the Seizoen Bretta.  The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of a funky Brett with lots of fruit including mango, peach, citrus as well as some sweet vanilla and oak.  The flavour is of Brett, funk, slight sour, fruits including mango, peach, citrus and maybe some papaya with oak, vanilla and some brown sugar, pepper and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at a strong 8%.  The Seizoen Bretta is one of my all time favorite beer so when I heard there was an oak aged version I jumped at the chance to pick up a bottle.  This beer did not disappoint!  This beer is by far one of the nicest beer I have ever drank.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:  Our organic Oak Aged Brett is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to develop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time. The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Soft goat cheese, tomato based mussels

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Seizoen Bretta – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Seizoen Bretta” a Saison (seizoen) with the wild Brettanomyces yeast added.  True to the breweries name these beers are brewed on a small farm.  The Saison pours an orange colour with a nice tall white head.  The aroma of the brew is composed of Brettanomyces yeast, fruit, grains, pepper but mostly the Brett.  The flavour of the beer consists of Brettanomyces yeast, sourness, sweet, sugar, grains and some peppery spice.  This description is not doing it justice.  I just do not know how to describe this any better!  The alcohol content of the beer is 8% but there is no trace of it in the flavour.  This just might be my current favourite beer coming out of the United States.

Commercial Description:  Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta.  Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation.

Food Pairing as per Brewery:  Oregon Black Cod, Grilled ramp-potato risotto Inlet mussels and Sweet pea broth