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For May we decided to let our own blogger, social media maven, beer-tender and OCD-freak, ME: Tara Fulps; pick a beer for you.
As a girl from Portland, Oregon who’s been dating a brewer for the past five years (who used to work for Full Sail Brewing Co and is now Head Brewer at Golden Road Brewery); all beers that come from Hood River or Portland have a special tie to my heartstrings. But it also helps that this pick is from one of the THE MOST fantastic breweries you’ll ever try beer from. The bottle this month is none other than Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. There’s firm oak presence with spicy floral and pepper-like notes. Also a strong presence of fruit; with flavor notes such as: apricot, pear, lemon, and apple. The finish is fruity, spicy, grassy, and dry with a not insubstantial oak presence.
As described by Logsdon, “Our organic Oak Aged Bretta is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to deelop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time. The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity then sealed with beeswax for additional aging.”
Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!