PUTTING THE "FARM" BACK IN FARMHOUSE
Though once literally brewed in farmhouses, many
examples of this yeasty, Belgian style of beer left the
farm long ago in favor of more commercial brewing facilities. But Oregon's Dave
Logsdon with brewer Charles Porter, has put the farm back into farmhouse
beers with Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales, the Belgian-inspired brewery housed
on his family's bucolic 10 acre estate in Hood River (county) complete with a
big red barn (where the brewing takes place), livestock and newly grafted
sharbeekse cherry trees - the fruit ultimately destined for sour kriek
SEIZOEN BRETTA received GOLD
at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
The Great American Beer Festival is the world's largest beer competition and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States today. The top three medalists in each of the competition's 84 beer-style categories were announced October 13th at the 31st Great American Beer Festival Award Ceramony held at the Colorado Convention Center.
The 2012 Great American Beer Festival Competition winners were selected by an international panel of 185 beer experts from a field of 4,338 entries received from 666 U.S. breweries - that's an increase of 408 entries and 140 additional breweries from 2011.