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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 →

French Beer Week

It’s Theme Week again this week at The Brew Site, and this month I’ve selected the beers of France to write about all week. French beers are a topic that no one seems to talk much about: France after all is most known for their wine. French Beer Week was inspired by this month’s Session, wherein I wrote a bit about the Bière de Garde style, the only beer style native to France. (In fact, … Continue reading →