What is a foeder?
A foeder (pronounced FOOD-er) is a large oak beer-ageing vessel, much like a giant barrel. Our foeder was handcrafted for us by Foeder Crafters of America and allows us to experiment even more!
Adding a foeder to our cellar has allowed us to expand our wild yeast program, age beers on fresh fruit (hint hint), and help create a rhythm of wood-aged releases, and ultimately allow us to delve into the world of wood-aged sour beers.
A big benefit of the size of foeders is the lower surface area to volume ratio of the vessel: the complexity and benefits of ageing beer in wood are apparent, while the oak character doesn’t overpower the beer itself. We initiated our foeder with a lightly bodied, Belgian-inspired ale that we back blended lightly with a barrel aged sour to create Dichotomy.
2019 Barrelholder Releases
Archival, Dichotomy, Anomaly & Quantum
Brett. Imperial IPA, Foeder Aged Tart Belgian Single, Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Ale, Russian Imperial Stout