Ok ... after having people visiting and drinking a bunch of my beer, I need to brew to get my inventory back up.
In order to determine what to brew next, I decided to start the SheppyBrew Roll-a-Style.
So ... I used my online 20 sided die and rolled ...
To be quite honest, I didn't really know much about the Bière de Garde style of beer. When I first rolled the 13, I wasn't even sure I'd ever had a Bière de Garde.
It turns out that I had one at Q is for barQuentine Brewing Company called "You Rest, You Rust". Apparently I liked it. I also noted that it was my wife's favorite at this brewery.
What is a Bière de Garde?
"A family of smooth, fairly strong, malty, lagered artisanal French beer with a range of malt flavors appropriate for the blond, amber, or brown color. All are malty yet dry, with clean flavors. Darker versions have more malt character, while paler versions can have more hops while still remaining malt-focused beers."
It is certainly more malty than bitter with an IBU range of 18 to 28.
It's color ranges from fairly pale at 6 SRM to pretty dark brown 19 SRM
It's ABV can be anywhere from 6 to 8.5%
As a starting point for my recipe, I decided to use the Bière de Garde recipe "No Culottes, No Problèm" from Brewing Classic Styles.
But, my resulting recipe (Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde) wasn't really that similar.
Keep an eye on Sheppy's Blog: Gypsy Magic to see how the brew day goes.
Now that I brewed this style of beer, I moved a style from my "bench" into the #13 slot:
My "Bench" now includes: