Autumn is nearly upon us, and we are ready. The end of August marks the end-of-summer across much of North America, but it is usually the beginning of San Francisco's warmest time of year. Picnics and BBQs really heat up around the Bay Area right about now, so this month we selected two lofty, yet refreshing beers to cool us down during this oft-extended sunshine season.  

Roosted near the Oregon Coast, de Garde Brewing in Tillamook is unique in that it uses all spontaneous fermentation - and in a beer world filled with laboratory cultured yeast, this is quite the rarity. This month we selected Midi Frais, a spontaneous wild ale, and Ivy, a dry hop cuvee aged in barrel for two years. A good majority of de Garde beer is still sold directly out of their tasting room, so we feel lucky to have scored these two delicious large format bottles for your enjoyment. De Garde beers are refreshing, balanced, and most scrumptiously sippable. 

Cheers to a beautiful summer’s end!


de Garde Brewing                   Ivy: Dry Hop Cuvee

Tillamook, Oregon

Ivy: Dry Hop Cuvée is a dry-hopped spontaneous wild ale aged in oak barrels for two years. While this ale rests for two years in barrel, it is intended to be enjoyed soon. 

This ale will be delicious on its own, or with aged Cheddar, and a “Chef's Choice”  barbeque. 


$22 per 750 ml bottle

Dry hopped spontaneous wild ale

de Garde Brewing               Midi Frais: Spontaneous Wild Ale

Tillamook, Oregon

The de Garde Midi Frais is a  spontaneous wild ale aged in oak barrels for eighteen months. Dry hopped with fresh Strata hops, this wild ale is intended to be enjoyed at your earliest leisure. 

Try this ale with aged Gouda and apple wedges, sweet corn on the cob, fried chicken or roasted vegetables. 


$13 per 750 ml bottle 

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