The Ale Apothecary

 
Handcrafted in the mountains of Bend, Oregon, former brewer of Deschutes Brewery Paul Arney, is now living his dream and creating beers that embody the spirit of the last 2,000 years of cottage and farmhouse beer; unpredictable, wild, and totally independent.
 
The entire life of this beer, from extended mashing, fermentation, dry-hopping to aging and conditioning, takes place in oak barrels.
 
The Ale Apothecary, where beer is reinvented by hand & brewed in oak!
 

 
The Ale Apothecary

 

Sahalie

Sahalie

 
Mixed Fermentation Ale
 
10% ABV
 
House lactobacillus culture provide the balance to the malt and oak structure of the beer. She spends up to 1 year in our oak barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation prior to a month-long dry-hopping (yes, in oak barrels!). 

 
Our sensory experience is a tropical & citrus fruit nose of apricots, pineapple, and orange produced from yeast esters and hop oils. Brewed with malted barley & wheat and Goschie Farms Cascade Hops

 

Sahati

 

Sahati

Mixed Fermentation Ale Brewed in Spruce
 
11% ABV

 

Inspired from the ancient Finnish ale, a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree was cut down on the brewery property and used as a kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops.