The French don't just make wine, you know. You didn't know? Well, well, well we have a surprise for you! The only beer style to originate from France is the Bière de Garde! While it was made popular as a Belgian Style(in the French speaking parts of Belgium, AHEM), it was originally from France. So, we decided to go out and grab an actual French Bière de Garde. This week, we have a beer from La Choulette Biere Artisan Ales. Here's what the brewery ...has to say about their beer:
"The full name of this beer is Gilbert du Motier, General Lafayette as it’s a tribute to the French general who greatly aided the colonies during the American Revolution. The brewery brewed this beer specifically for the US as a gesture of Franco-American friendship. It’s a malty 9% biere de garde with the characteristic spicy aroma and honey notes of a blonde farmhouse ale but with a generous dose of local hops to provide a very dry, lingering finish. As with all La Choulette beers, it’s cellar-conditioned for a minimum of 4 weeks"
There you have it folks, stop by and try one today!