Latitude 33 News – Biere de Mars Release and 1st Anniversary Party

Latitude 33 Brewing LogoLatitude 33 Brewing Company announced today that it would release its anniversary beer, Latitude 33 Biere de Mars, at its first anniversary celebration on March 9, 2013. The Biere de Mars, French for “March Beer,” is a farmhouse beer originally brewed in March or early spring in Northern France as well as some areas of Southern Germany and Belgium. Latitude 33’s nod to this fresh, malt-dominated style is spiced with five pounds of coriander and clocks in at 7.4% alcohol by volume.”We wanted to brew something unique to celebrate our anniversary, but it’s not as easy as you might think in a craft beer market like San Diego County,” said Latitude 33 head brewer Kevin Buckley. The Biere de Mars had special appeal because it’s both unusual style and traditionally brewed to begin a new season.” 

Considered a sibling to the Biere de Garde and close cousin of the Saison, the Biere de Mars is lighter and dryer than its relatives, dominated by toasty malt and earthy fruit flavors. In a nod to Germany’s spring Bock beers, Latitude 33’s Biere de Mars takes a slight twist with a touch of chocolate malts for body and color, and an addition of five pounds of coriander for spicy aromatics and flavors. The result is a well-balanced beer with notes of sweet malt, dry fruit and spices in the nose and on the tongue, followed by a clean, dry finish.

“It’s a great beer consumed fresh as the style was intended, but we think it’s going to cellar really well too,” Buckley said. “We’re looking forward to sending some of this to the wine barrels in our new 33 Rare program and seeing what happens.”

The Latitude 33 Biere de Mars makes its debut on tap in the Latitude 33 tasting room at the brewery’s anniversary party this Saturday, March 9, 2013. It will be released to distribution and should be available on draft throughout San Diego County and select locations in the greater Southern California area beginning the week of March 18. For more information, contact the brewery at telephone (855) 598-2337 or via email at

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, off planet, or simply out of contact with the San Diego Craft Beer scene, this Saturday, March 9 is our First Anniversary party.Not only will we be releasing our aforementioned Biere de Mars (the only one among all the breweries in San Diego as far as we know), but we’re also tapping some special kegs, giving away some cools stuff — including a t-shirt and glass to everyone who attends — and generally having a good time.We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll have live musci from two bands, FakeBook (1st session) and Big Shot Reub and the Reloaders (2nd Session), as well as gourment food provided by Epic Eatz (purveyors of San Diego Surf Cuisine) and The Sushi Bus, North County’s most awesome traveling Sushi show!

Tickets for both sessions (12pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm) are still available online, but are very close to selling out, so you’ll want to get yours sooner rather than later! (If you like to live dangerously, we are selling a fixed number of tickets at the door as well, but, really, why risk it?)

Presale tickets online are just $20. Tickets at the door will be $25. For ticket purchases and details on what’s included with admission, click here to visit our website.

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