FAQs

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Where can I find Ste. Genevieve Brewery beer for sale?

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You can’t. For now, Ste. Genevieve Brewery is not licensed as a production brewery.  This means the beer is not for sale.  However, if you would like to try some, let me know.  The beer is being given away in several circumstances.

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What is the ‘sediment’ I discovered at the bottom of the bottle?

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The sediment evident in the bottom of a bottle of naturally conditioned beers is the yeast used for bottle conditioning. Typically, the yeast lies tight and flat to the bottom of the bottle. When the beer is agitated or stored sideways, the yeast will resettle in what looks like a drop of pancake batter or vanilla ice cream. As the beer is poured, the yeast will re-suspend making the beer’s appearance cloudy or slightly particulate. Some strains of yeast can add a slight (but not unpleasant) bitterness to the beer.

If you would like a clear looking beer, pour all of the beer at once into ready glasses without tipping the bottle back up.  This forces you to share the 750ml bottle!! (Or pour yourself two glasses… greedy.)

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What is bottle conditioning?

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Bottle conditioning is a time honored method for naturally carbonating beer and traditional champagne. We dose back a small amount of fermentable sugar and yeast into the bottle. The fermentation creates the finished carbonation and flavors unique to our beer.

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What is the difference between an ale and a lager?

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The difference between ales and lagers has nothing to do with strength, color, or bitterness. The difference is the yeast and the fermentation temperature. Ale yeast ferments best at warmer temperatures — up to about 75° F. Because a yeasty foam rises to the surface of the beer, these are known as “top-fermenting” yeast. Lager yeast, on the other hand, prefers cooler temperatures. They are called “bottom-fermenting” yeast because they sink to the bottom of the beer during the cold storage period traditional for lager beers. This process removes haze and gives lagers their characteristic clean, rounded tastes.

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Why is it called ‘Ste. Genevieve Brewery’?

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Micah Rousey’s wife was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve, MO.  The name is in tribute to that town, a place very easy to fall in love with.