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Coeur d’Alene Triathlon

Saison

We were elated when approached to be the exclusive beer purveyor for the 2014 Coeur d’Alene Triathlon. The immediate thought was “we need to make a special beer” but what? Well, a saison, of course! A simple expression of pilsner malt from the Palouse, and Hallertau hops from Bonner County. This saison is about as local as it gets.
IBU: 
25
ABV: 
5%
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BBL Aged Saint Augustine

Barrel Aged

9:30 on a weekday…and the power went out. Thank God we weren’t brewing. Nothing to do now except maybe try the Rye Whiskey released earlier this morning from Dry Fly. “Wow, this is great. Let’s do some boiler makers with our rye saison.” A couple drunken hours later...the idea to barrel age Saint Augustine was born. We kept the aging to a minimum to preserve the integrity of the saison but left it in just long enough to impart some Dry Fly deliciousness and smooth oak. This is our first barrel aged beer and rest assured it will not be the last, not by a long shot. We had been long considering which of our beers and whose barrels to use first, Dry Fly being the top contender for barrels from the start, when divine providence stepped in and helped us make the final decision.
IBU: 
33
ABV: 
6%
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Octavian

Imperial Quadruple

Octavian is a beer whose concept is lost in the haze of celebration and merriment. The logic, such as it was, was to make a double quadruple. The math leading inexorably to the only name worthy of such strength and nobility, not to mention numerical value: Octavian, the first Roman emperor. The recipe development was surprisingly easy. We would use too much of the best of everything that makes Belgian beers great, we are American after all. The only thing that eluded us was a style designation; a dubbel-quadruple makes no sense in brewing terms. The answer was hiding in plain sight. The beer’s name held the answer. It had to be an “Imperial” an “Imperial Quadruple” Octavian, the 1st. Octavian, the only
ABV: 
15.5%
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