(Placentia, CA) – The Bruery Lead Brewer, Philip McDaniel, and Director of Marketing, Benjamin Weiss, joined the Beer Geek Radio podcast last month.
During the two-part podcast (pt 1 / pt 2), they covered a lot of ground including The Reserve Society, the new Preservation Society (they estimated it will cost around $65 per quarter for three beers), their swath of barrels and the anniversary ales.
The next edition in the Anniversary series will be Bois. They didn’t talk much about the beer itself other than to say that there will be barrel variations of it, something they haven’t done with the anniversary ales since the inaugural release, Papier.
The names of the beers follow along with traditional wedding anniversary gifts as translated in French. “Bois” is translated from “Wood.” Fruet, the 4th anniversary edition, isn’t an actual translation but rather a made-up word. The 4th anniversary gift is either flowers or fruit. Flowers translates to Fleur in French and Goose Island has that name trademarked. Fruit translates to Fruits but the TTB wouldn’t allow the name Fruits on a beer without actual fruit used in the brewing process. So, they made up a word…
Each anniversary beer is based off of an old ale-like recipe. They also use the Solera method on these meaning that each beer is partially comprised of a blend of past anniversary beers.