I would very much like to head out to this event and it seems like a great event for this group. We could carpool and save some Earth! If you are unable to go, it might be possible to just pick up a ton of bottles and put together a tasting at a better time... just an idea. It starts at noon so I figured leaving at 10:30 would leave ample time to get there (and would better the chances for getting bottles) although anyone can show up whenever.
From De Darde:
We are hosting our newest series of bottle and draft releases in celebration of the holiday season on Saturday, December 7th from 12pm to 6pm.
We will be offering FIVE different limited edition bottlings, in quantities ranging from 150 to 450 total bottles.
The first bottle release from our Lambic-inspired program. After extended aging and a naturally occurring wild fermentation in oak barrels, we added large quantities of Pinot Noir grapes from a favorite premier estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills viticulture area. A notable acidity with pronounced fruit character leads, with a notable spice and wild backing. Complex and evolving in the glass.
Grain: Northwest malted barley, Northwest unmalted wheat
Hops: 5 year aged Oregon Cascade hops
A VERY strong golden colored ale, fermented with our wildly occurring yeast and bacteria in oak barrels with honey, and aged for an extended time. Morningstar leads with a fruit forward nose indicative of both the wild yeast strains as well as the subtle dry hopping, finds an herbal, honey, and oak spiced structure in the middle and finishes dry with a lingering crisp wild character and stone fruit notes.
Imperial Raspberry Bu
A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, 'Bu Weisse.' This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Raspberries in first use Red Wine barrels.
Vibrantly fruity with a brisk acidity and lingering fruit and barrel character.
Imperial Blackberry Bu
A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, 'Bu Weisse.' This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Blackberries in first use Red Wine barrels.
Rich fruit character with a balancing acidity and lingering fruit and earth notes.
Imperial Boysenberry Bu
A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, 'Bu Weisse.' This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Boysenberries in first use Red Wine barrels.
Rounded fruit in the front, with with crisp acid character followed by richer barrel notes and a balanced structure.
We will also be announcing a couple other surprises as we get closer, so please stay tuned!
As always, we encourage you to consider enjoying an evening locally to facilitate a safe and fun event, and please let us know if you are attending so that we may prepare to the best of our ability.
We look forward to seeing you here and to celebrating the season with you!