(Philadelphia, PA) – Dock Street and Brasserie Thiriez have teamed up to develop a special, limited edition Saison. Brewers Scott Morrison and Daniel Thiriez brewed the beer at Dock Street at the end of June- marking it the first brewing collaboration between a US and French brewery on American soil.
Daniel Thiriez, owner and brewer at Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbec, France, is known in the industry for his Saison and Biere de Garde styles. Dock Street Brewer Scott Morrison, also known for his own Saison style, worked with Daniel to combine their signature approaches to develop La Biere des Amis – ‘the beer of friends.’
Sharing a similar brewing philosophy, Thiriez and Morrison created a beer that equally defines their personalities. “Daniel makes some of my favorite beer in the world, and I always thought it’d be awesome to do a collaboration. Dock Street was very open to the idea and Daniel was excited to brew here. It all just fell into place,” said Scott Morrison. La Biere des Amis is a full flavored beer that is made with German pilsner and wheat malts. It exhibits a clean, hop character and refined bitterness from Mt. Hood and Nugget hops.
La Biere des Amis (4.5% ABV) is a very limited release, available on draft at Dock Street and select bars and restaurants beginning in September. A small number of naturally carbonated 750ml bottles go on sale at Dock Street Brewery starting Saturday, September 15th at noon.
About Brasserie Thiriez: In the heart of French Flanders, located in an old farmhouse brewery a few kilometres from the Belgian border, the brewery Thiriez was founded in 1996. Since then, Daniel Thiriez has been passionately brewing top quality beers in the charming village of Esquelbecq. Signature beers include Thiriez XXtra, Thiriez Blonde and La Nocturne.