De Garde Keepers Q1

Saturday was De Garde’s first release of 2015 Keepers. Probably the best run release I’ve been to, with separate lines for allocations, public purchase bottles, and 4 different tap stations. Lines were not bad, people were friendly, and there was more than enough space for everyone after the latest expansion.

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Keepers allocations, all sorted and split up by trustee

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Regular release bottles are in the back. So many beers!

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De Garde Imperial Black Raz Bu: Look at that color, mmmmm. Super jammy, with just a little bit of funk and more than a little bit of tartness. This is a fantastic beer, but I would give it some time to develop more funk.

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Imperial Purple Bu: Keepers beer, blend of Imperial Black Raz and Imperial Raz Bu’s. I don’t know if I like this or Imperial Black Raz more, but it’s very close. You still have that classic de garde fruit bomb, with lots of tartness up front.

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De Garde Biere Noir: Okay, time to bring in the complexity! Biere Noir takes a lot longer to make than the berliners, and has picked up a bunch of funkiness along the way. The black raspberries tossed into this beer make it very unique among the american sour beers as well. I want Drie Fonteinen to put black raspberries into their beer sometime.

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Oh look, a whale! Not a lambic, but this witbier brewed by Cantillon 4 years ago was really good! I was pleasantly surprised, it may have been the best beer I had out of the bottle share. I didn’t get any Isabelle Proximus though.

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Enginehouse #9/De Garde Deux Ex Machina: So, this is pretty darn good, it looks like De Garde can brew a decent stout when they aren’t using their thoroughly soured beer system.

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De Garde Imperial Something Something.

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So many boxes….

Until next time boys!

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