Update 1/6/17 – Since we published this news release from The Bruery / The Bruery Terreux, some of the information has changed. Here is a statement from The Bruery.
“For the beers that are listed as “retired”, these beers have been distributed for a while, and while they are not planned for distribution to our national footprint in 2017, they are not permanently “retired” from production. We apologize for not making that differentiation clear, and look forward to introducing exciting lineups each year with new and old favorites rotating in and out of our national distribution plan.”
(Orange County, CA) – The Bruery & Bruery Terreux announce an overhaul for their 2017 beer releases for distribution to the public in their 29-state footprint. Highlights of the 2017 lineup include brand new year-rounds, new beer series, seasonals from Bruery Terreux, and a monumental release of several barrel-aged beers that have never seen distribution before. With all these new releases also comes the end of some favorites. These beers will see distribution to AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI. The full change of plans goes as follows:
Brand new beers: Mischief 2017, The Order, 10 Lords-A-Leaping, Frucht™ series (six beers), a summertime gose-inspired beer as one of three seasonals for Bruery Terreux, Share This™ series (two releases), Funky Buddha collaboration, Mash with a special ingredient
New to distribution: White Chocolate, Mélange No. 3, Sans Pagaie
Returning brands: Or Xata, Jardinier, Autumn Maple, The Bruery anniversary ale, So Happens It’s Tuesday, Saison Rue, Beret, Tart of Darkness, Oude Tart, Sour in the Rye, Humulus Terreux, Gypsy Tart
Retired: Humulus Lager, White Oak, Trade Winds, Rueuze, Hottenroth, Tonnellerie series
Changes: Jardinier replacing Trade Winds summer seasonal; Humulus Terreux and Gypsy Tart are now seasonals, Beret returns to barrels for aging (instead of foeders) for more regular availability.
Seasonals: Or Xata 2017 & Humulus Terreux (Mosaic) for spring, Jardinier and Bruery Terreux’s yet to be named rose-colored, gose-inspired beer/wine hybrid made with grape concentrate for summer; Autumn Maple & Gypsy Tart for fall, 10 Lords-A-Leaping for winter.
Details on new beers
Beers: Mischief, The Order, Frederick H., Saison Rue, Beret (in limited supply)
The Bruery Mischief 2017 with Citra & Motueka — new recipe/label
2017 Mischief reveals a new dry-hopping plan and a brand new label, both of which will change each year, every year. The 2017 edition of Mischief features Citra and Motueka hops, adding fresh citrus and tropical notes to the ripe, fruity character of the crisp, dry and effervescent Belgian-style GABF Gold Medalist. 2017 Mischief’s label showcases its gold medal achievement, a new color palette in deep green and gold, and plenty of hop graphics in its new design.
ABV: 8.5%, 750 mL bottles & draft
The Bruery The Order — new beer
A brand new, year-round release from The Bruery, The Order summons The Bruery’s characterful house yeast strain, dates, and a touch of coriander spicing for a Belgian-style amber that’s sure to satisfy fans of darker abbey ales ripe with dark fruit notes. This release introduces a new diecut reminiscent of abbey windows to the Famille Rue lineup.
ABV: 10.6%, 750 mL bottles & draft
Bruery Terreux Frederick H. — new beer
Frederick Hottenroth was a great inventor, and he happened to be Partrick Rue’s grandfather. His namesake carries on in this low-ABV tart wheat beer that is 100% fermented in American-made oak foeders with brettanomyces and lactobacillus. This brand new year-round from Bruery Terreux boasts a bright acidity and a tropical, fruity aroma and flavor. The label art features blueprints of Frederick’s inventions, complete with his signature.
ABV: 4.4%, 750 mL bottles & draft
Barrel-aged releases (very limited supply)
Beers: White Chocolate, Mélange No. 3, Saule anniversary ale 100% aged in bourbon barrels (Saule is French for “willow”), Mash with a special ingredient, So Happens It’s Tuesday, Tart of Darkness, Sans Pagaie, Oude Tart, Sour in the Rye
The Bruery White Chocolate – new to distribution
This bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale made a fanciful trip to the chocolatier and returned with luscious flavors of white chocolate – hence the name. White Chocolate is a rewarding summons to the senses – beginning with its golden appearance and finishing with warming, white chocolate-like flavors. This is accomplished by adding cacao nibs from TCHO and fresh vanilla beans to The Bruery’s bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale, complementing the rich notes of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla from extensive barrel-aging.
The Bruery Mélange No. 3 – new to distribution
Mélange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, The Bruery’s Anniversary Series old ale, and Black Tuesday join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Chocolate, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and rich toffee-like character reach through the bourbon veneer for an intensely satisfying quaff.
Bruery Terreux Sans Pagaie – new to distribution
Sans Pagaie is inspired by the Belgian-style kriek, which is a traditional, sour blonde ale aged in barrels with cherries. The word “kriek” actually translates to “cherry” in the Flemish language, so the clever moniker, Sans Pagaie, translates from French to without a paddle. The base beer has a subtle funk, which melds gently with the fruit giving this beer flavors reminiscent of coconut, vanilla yogurt and, of course, fresh cherries.
Beers: Frucht (six releases), Share This (two releases), Humulus Terreux (spring), 12 Days of Christmas (winter), Hoppy Obligations (limited release, draft only)
Bruery Terreux Frucht™ — six new variations throughout 2017
This Berlin-style tart wheat beer starts its journey in Bruery Terreux’s massive 250 BBL oak foeders, where American oak, brettanomyces, and lactobacillus develop bright tart and racy tropical notes. Each time this beer comes out of these oak towers, it partners up with a new type of fruit before completing its trek to you. Fruit treatments for 2017 include Frucht: Boysenberry, Frucht: Passion Fruit, and more to come. Each label is emblazoned with its fruit treatment and bright colors ABV range 4-5.5%, 750 mL bottles & draft
The Bruery Share This™ — two new treatments during 2017
The third and fourth treatments in this collaborative and charitable imperial stout series will once again focus on a specific region as the ingredient source and donation recipient. $1 from every bottle produced is donated to a carefully selected charity partner. The first 2017 release of Share This will feature chocolate and orange for ingredients, and spotlight its first domestic region: California. #sharethisbeer
ABV range: 11%, 750 mL bottles & draft
The Bruery Hoppy Obligations — new limited release, draft only
A new, rotating series of hoppy beers will be popping up in select markets under the “Hoppy Obligations” banner. It may be an imperial lager, a Vermont-style pale, a hoppy red, or another hoppy brew that doesn’t fit an exact style, but you know it will be delicious and consumed quickly.
ABOUT THE BRUERY® & BRUERY TERREUX®
The Bruery was founded in 2008 by Patrick Rue, now a Master Cicerone®, after he found homebrewing to be of greater interest than law school. Innovation has driven The Bruery to create one-of-a-kind barrel-aged, sour, and experimental beers since its inception. In 2015, The Bruery moved its sour beer production to the Bruery Terreux co-brand in Anaheim, while The Bruery continues to craft non sour and spirit-barrel aged beers at its original site in Placentia. Rue’s experimental and barrel aged beers run the gamut from extremely high ABV spirit barrel-aged specialties, like their coveted Black Tuesday®, to rustic homages to historical styles, like Saison Rue®.
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