Poterie is French for “pottery”, the traditional eight-year anniversary gift. The Bruery's eighth anniversary ale, Poterie, follows in the footsteps of their anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with a house yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. This means that a portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character as the years go by. The result is layered in robust and complex flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak. Poterie will age gracefully for decades when cellared properly.