For most craft beer fans, seeking out a particular beer is a simple matter of checking a few of your local craft bottle shops to see if they have any in stock. This works just fine for most beers out there. However, there are those occasional and highly sought after beers where, if you really want to get your hands on a bottle or two, you’ll want to head to the bottle release at the brewery.
Fremont Brewing Company brews several beers that are popular enough to draw a line on the day of their release. The most recent was last month’s release of The Rusty Nail – a delicious, bourbon barrel aged Oatmeal Stout. Now, Fremont is ready to release another beer that could draw a crowd: The Lamb.
Here is some more information about this beer from Fremont Brewing Company:
We’re excited to announce that we are releasing The Lamb, our Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison, on Saturday, August 13th in our Urban Beer Garden (1050 N 34th St, Seattle)! Bottle sales and draft will begin upon open at 11am. A very limited amount of Lamb bottles will be available the week of August 15th at better beer retailers in Washington (Statewide), Oregon (Portland Metro Area, Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon), Idaho (Statewide), and Colorado (Denver Metro Area).
Style: Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison
Description: The Lamb is the first release of the Fremont Fermentation Lab, a project that Fremont Brewing created to brew unique, small-batch artisan beers, aged in oak and touched by wildness. This Saison is brewed with Northwest hops and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus to produce pear and apple notes and a distinct but gentle, funky farmhouse character. The Lamb is bottle conditioned and finished dry and crisp. Because Beer Matters!
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale and Wheat malts with Magnum and Cascade hops
Yeast: Brettanomyces Lambicus & Belgian
Color: Straw yellow
Aroma: Pear, lemon, grassy
Flavor: Oak, apple, tart
Distribution: Better beer retailers in Washington (Statewide), Oregon (Portland Metro Area, Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon), Idaho (Statewide), and Colorado (Denver Metro Area).
Availability: Extremely limited
If you can’t make the release, don’t worry. As noted above, a limited amount of The Lamb will be making its way to local craft bottle shops after the initial release at the brewery. Don’t expect it to last long though. I wouldn’t expect each retail location to receive more than a case or two.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.