Our annual New Year’s Eve beer Bonne Année will be making it’s appearance in bars around Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve on draft. This is the second year we have brewed Bonne Année, for what we hope will become a time honored tradition, This year a portion of the brew was reserved and will be bottle-conditioned for 365 days, to be released next year along with the new batch, giving beer lovers a festive alternative to champagne and a memorable way to honor the transition from one year to the next. Brewer Christina Burris hopes that fans will “ring out the old with the old and ring in the new with the new” each year.
Bonne Année, French for “Happy New Year!”, is a Belgian-style strong ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, meant to be served in a champagne flute or tulip glass
Nelson Sauvin hops hail from New Zealand and are so named for their region of origin, Nelson, and their similarity to Sauvignon Blanc; like the wine, they lend a fruity, tropical profile to the beer, with notes of lychee and mango that evoke white wine.
The inaugural batch of Bonne Année, which was released to the public on December 31, 2014, will also be on draught in limited quantities at selected bars and restaurants throughout Philadelphia
You can find Bonne Année at the following locations New Year’s Eve
2014 & 2015