"Saule is French for “willow”, a traditional nine-year anniversary gift. Our ninth anniversary ale, Saule, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain, aged in bourbon barrels and 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." --from the Bruery's website
California and Florida combine to give you Cuban guava pasty in beer form, and we couldn’t be hungrier. A collaboration between Orange County’s The Bruery and Funky Buddha out of southern Florida, Guava Libre is an Imperial Cream Ale brewed with guava, and turned sweet and delicious with the use of milk sugar and vanilla beans. If you’re looking for a vacation down to Miami but can’t leave the Shenandoah Valley, Guava Libre has you covered.
Sans Pagaie is a Belgian-style kriek that translates from French to “without a paddle”. A kriek is a traditional Belgian Sour Ale aged in barrels with cherries, and San Pagaie ups the ante with flavors of coconut, vanilla and a slight funk. If you do happen to find yourself up a creek, San Pagaie wouldn’t be a bad beer to have with you.