de Garde The Blackberry
We love this melding of Oregon Blackberries and mature beer. While certainly Blackberry forward, it also has notable funk and depth.
We’re grateful to have berries this year from our favorite farm, as the last two years have been difficult ones for farmers.
Unfortunately, we will not be making as much berry beer(s) from this last season. The cool Spring and late Summer resulted in our second poor growing season in a row, with lower yields. Our fruit costs have more than doubled, as the demand hasn’t decreased, though supply has.
We’re happy to support our farms, but the realities of limited availability and unsustainable cost mean that we just can’t produce as much. We’ll enjoy what we have now, and are happy to share it again!
The Blackberry also has a regular seat at our table during the holidays. It’s great beforehand, but pairs well with most celebratory meals too.