The Law of Motion | de Garde Brewing
Style: American Wild Ale
Description: This wild ale is a cider and beer hybrid, born from the mutual respect and similarities between Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider and our brewery. Last Fall, Zeb Dewar met us at our brewery with a large amount of local, fresh pressed cider apple juice and mature, barrel fermented and aged wild/natural cider. We blended each into oak casks with our spontaneously fermented beer that had been maturing in barrel for an average of 18 months. After 6 months further fermentation in this secondary oak vessel, the beer was transferred and blended, then naturally conditioned in bottle for nearly another 6 months. Nearly three years in the making, we are excited to finally share this effort with you. The final composition is extremely dry and crisp, with earthy mineral elements reminisce of funky Basque cider and the rustic Brett intensity of our favorite Belgian wild ales. True to naturally fermented beer and wild ciders that are made from traditional cider apples and are not back-sweetened, it is not sweet and does not have a massively 'apple-y' character. As with our favorite beers and ciders, the character is predominantly yeast derived, with delicate oak undertones. Complex and evolving in the glass with time and air, we think you'll love it as much as we do!