This farmhouse-style biere de garde (literally "beer for storage") is inspired by the woodthrush’s birdsong, which lends an ethereal quality to the shady deciduous forests of Southeastern Ohio.
Woodthrush starts life as an amber farmhouse ale, lightly spiced with lemon peel, coriander, and grains of paradise. This batch was aged in cabernet wine barrels with some of our favorite strains of Brettanomyces (wild yeast) and bacteria. Subtle complexities develop over this time, including oak and wine flavors, and spicy nuances from the resident microflora.
Store at cellar temperatures and serve in a tulip or wine glass at 45-50 degrees F. Come visit us at our taproom and brewery sometime!