Tag Archives: Bière de Garde

French Beer Week: Les Sans Culottes

Brasserie La Choulette’s Les Sans Culottes (or more properly named Bière des Sans Culottes) may well be the iconic beer of France: a golden Bière de Garde that checks in at 7% alcohol by volume, served up in a 750ml champagne-style bottle, corked and caged, with a label (on the export version) depicting iconic, classical artwork of the French Revolution. (Artwork that in 2000 Missouri found offensive and suspended the marketing/distribution of the beer in … Continue reading →

French Beer Week: Gavroche French Red Ale

Despite its name, Gavroche is actually a Bière de Garde from Brasserie de St-Sylvestre, which is located in the town of Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel in Northeastern France, the heart of Bière de Garde country. I found this beer at the Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon (they have their beers organized by country, and yes, had a few from France). At 8.5% alcohol by volume, it’s on the upper end for the Bière de Garde style. I rather … Continue reading →