“What on Earth is a Biere de Garde?” I muttered, under my breath in front of a rack of great beer at Stonybrook Beverage. I hesitated. I should know what type of beer I’m going to sample. I should know something about it… but then again, when’s the last time I had something from Flying Dog that sucked? Never. So I picked it up.
“…Biere de Garde or ‘beer for keeping’ is a traditional French farm house ale brewed in March for drinking during the spring and summer months….”
Sounds like a cabin fever beer – something that you put away during the part of winter that you think will never end….knowing that it will be sunny again and ready to be enjoyed. This seems appropriate considering a recent rash of unrelenting rain that broke just a few days ago for the first time in weeks.