Saturday, September 13, 2014

Brasserie Gessienne.

Today, we went to a birthday party. But not just any birthday party, a birthday party for a local brewery. 

You may remember that during the Thoiry Salon des Vins, we were invited by a vendor to the 2nd anniversary of their business. The business happens to be a great local brewery, located in the nearby town of Ornex, France, called Brasserie Gessienne

{Oswin may or may not have had some strawberry was a birthday party after all...}

It was a small event. It seemed like we were the only ones there that didn't know everyone. That was ok, because everyone was really nice. There was strawberry shortcake, and of course, beers to try. 

We finished our samples, and were than asked a question: do we like whiskey? 

Why yes, yes we do. 

Here, try this, it's made with the same malt as Lagavulin....

Lagavulin? You mean my favorite scotch (not whiskey, but that's ok), in the whole wide world? 

We'd love some. 

What resulted was a look of amazement from Dan, one that said "this could be in my top ten." It was smokey. It was peaty perfection, in a beer. Two bottles of Humeur du Brasseur SVP. 

We had a great time at the birthday party. It's a small brewery, one without a bar to speak of. There was a stage set up with a band, a pig on a spit, bleu de Gex cheese, and the aforementioned cake. And of course beer. Really the best way to celebrate a birthday party, am I right? 

Happy 2nd Birthday Brasserie Gessienne. Keep on making the good stuff, and we hope we're able to celebrate with you for your 3rd. 

A la prochaine friends...


PS; If you're in the Pays de Gex/Rhone-Alpes/Geneva area and looking to procure some beers from Brasserie Gessienne, here is a list of places to do so. You're welcome. 

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