Biere de Mars madness

Is Biere de Mars, or “March Beer,” the latest American  acquisition? The Appeal Democrat explores the origins and traditions of this craft beer style:

Little is known about origin of Biere de Mars, but experts believe it was made in mid-winter with ingredients from the fall harvest, including wheat. Because cask cellars would be colder, fermentation was slower. It would age for six, eight weeks before it was released to welcome the new season…

Read the full story at the appealdemocrat.com, featuring former Ommegang brewer Randy Thiel (now with New Glarus) and Southampton brewer Phil Markowski. 

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