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Leapbeer #351 Seizoen Bretta by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

I think it’s fair to say that since I went to Portland that my new ‘brewery crush’ is with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. Their Fresh Hop Seizoen was in the top two of the 50+ beers I had on my entire Portland trip, and both their Kili Wit and Seizoen were very well received. Add to that this this next beer, Seizoen Bretta, is brewed using Brettanomyces (one of the yeasts used in brewing sour beers) I knew that this would be a fantastic beer. Before I get even more overly gooey about this beer do yourself a favour, stop reading and go buy one. Even if you don’t like sours or are not experienced in saisons try this. It seems somewhat ridiculous to say, but the bottles I just picked up of this at Cascadia Liquor in Courtenay were cheaper than the bottles I bought in Portland. Whether that is a testiment to Beerthirst, the local importer of these fine beers, or it is just a price adjustment because of their bulk ordering I don’t know. That said I can honestly say, at 11.99 a bottle you cannot go wrong with this. It may seem expensive when you can buy an 8 pack of lucky for the same price, but this beer is worth it.

This cloudy orange sour has a tall pillowy white head, like clouds floating in the heavens over a sun setting in the sky. The aroma is a perfect balance between peppery yeast (saison) and barnyard (brettanomyces). It isn’t a dig to say the barnyard thing, as that is a trademark sign of a brett beer. Don’t think of it as a detraction, but in a good way (if you can). Imagine the aroma of a farm in full bloom just after the rain.

I was honestly surprised at how thisĀ  beer tasted. I expected an 8 percent sour to have some serious punch to it, but this is a light and delicate beer. The balance between the sour brett notes, bitter hops (minimal) and peppery saison yeast is amazing. And the whole melange is placed in a champagne-like delivery system that tastes heavenly. Perfection.

Leapbeer #351 is Seizoen Bretta

Seizoen Bretta by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen Bretta by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River Oregon
Released: In BC, imported by Beerthirst mid December 2012
Size/ABV: 750ml Bottle/8.0% ABV
Availability: Stores stocked by Beerthirst
Purchased @:
Picked up on Leapbeer PDX trip & at Cascadia Courtenay (YAY!)
Website:
http://www.farmhousebeer.com/Beers.html#Beer_anchor
Other Reviews: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

I don’t want to gush on any more about this beer. I think I’ve done that enough. But I do want to say a big thank you and kudos to the guys at Beerthirst. They are an independent beer importer out of Vancouver that brought in these delicious beers (along with many others from other breweries) Add to that, the next shipment from Logsdon will include Peche n Brett a peach infused version of the Seizoen Bretta. I can’t wait (but I have to).

Thank you Beerthirst, and thank you all for reading.

Leapbeer Reviews #321 & 322 Seizoen & Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

So this next post is going to be a couple from a brewery I had been told to look out for when I was down on my Portland trip. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales makes some absolutely delicious beers. In fact, their Fresh Hop Seizoen was one of the top beers on my trip to Oregon. Sadly I couldn’t get in to see the brewery as they were busy at Great American Beer Fest in Colorado. While I was bummed out that I couldn’t come there to see them, I brought some of them back to try out. Today I’m going to feature two of their beers, the Kili Wit and the Seizoen. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales specializes in making organic beers, and they use natural pear juice to naturally carbonate them.

The Kili Wit smells very refreshing with sour hints. The taste is very crisp. Lots of wit characteristics to it, the fresh taste of a wheat beer, but the aftertaste leaves a bit of tartness from the pear juice instead of it being really clean. It is the perfect combination of a summer wit beer style and a cider. Dry and delicious.

Our Kili Wit is a traditionally brewed white beer with refreshing flavors and creamy smoothness. This is a 100% certified organic beer brewed with local organic barley malt, wheat and oats along with whole cone Oregon hops and African spice. This beer is made with a portion of the proceeds going to the K2 Adventures Foundation that provides community service, medical and educational enrichment for African children. (via website)

Leapbeer #321 is Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River Oregon
Released: Unknown
Size/ABV: 750ml Bottle/5.5% ABV
Availability: Unknown
Purchased @:
Picked up on Leapbeer PDX trip
Other Reviews: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

With the Fresh Hop Seizoen being as amazing as it was, I had very high hopes for the normal version of this farmhouse ale. My hopes were not disappointed. This beer combines all the lovely peppery spice notes you expect from a Saison, and then infuses them with the tart ‘pear cider’ effect of using the natural fermentation of pear juice. I love this beer, and now thanks to Beerthirst, it is available in BC. If you have a chance to try their beers please do so.

Our unfiltered Seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally fermented and carbonated with pear juice and select yeast strains, producing complex, fruity and spicy flavors balanced with whole hops and a soft malt character (via website)

Leapbeer #322 is Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River Oregon
Released: Unknown
Size/ABV: 750ml Bottle/7.5% ABV
Availability: Unknown
Purchased @:
Picked up on Leapbeer PDX trip
Other Reviews: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

Using the pear juice to carbonate the beers really adds a depth to the taste of these beers. It makes them a great starting off point to the world of sour beers as well. I still have a couple others from this brewery in my stash from the Portland trip that I am very looking forward to cracking into.

Thanks for Reading

Leapbeer Fieldtrip – Portland Oregon, Day 3

Day 3 for the Portland trip I thought it would be a nice opportunity to all climb aboard the Trimet and see some more of the town. I went to their site and plotted our way to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI (pronounced om-see by the locals). While the exhibits at OMSI were interesting, and they had several that were focused on my daughters demographic, I was most excited about going to a Brewery that was very close, Hair of the Dog. It was the number one ‘must go to’ on my list of Portland Breweries. Even though I hadn’t ever had their beers before, the legend of Hair of the Dog had reached my ears and I was intrigued.

First thing I ordered was the ‘Walk the Dog’ tasting flight.

From left to right, its Adam, Fred, Blue Dot and Ruth. I tasted them in the opposite order. Read more…

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