The Referend Bier Blendery

Pennington, NJ

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All beers · The Referend Bier Blendery

  • The Referend Berliner Messe

    Berliner Weisse · 4.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented Berliner Weisse/Lambic hybrid aged in neutral oak barrels, then dry-hopped in the cask.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Agnus Dei

    American Wild Ale · 5.0% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented wheat beer refermented on Vidal Blanc grapes and aged in Angelica barrels.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Alleluiavers

    Berliner Weisse · 4.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented Berliner Weisse/Lambic hybrid aged in neutral oak barrels, refermented with New Jersey peaches .
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Credo

    American Wild Ale · 5.0% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented wheat beer, blended from select barrels from three seasons.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Sanctus

    American Wild Ale · 5.0% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented wheat beer refermented on Chambourcin grapes and aged in port wine barrels.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe Veni Sancte Spiritus

    Berliner Weisse · 5.0% ABV

    Berliner Messe (pale ale wheat beer) aged in rye whiskey & bourbon barrels
  • The Referend Krak!

    Sour Ale · 6.9% ABV

    Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak puncheon for fifteen months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley balaton cherries, subsequent spontaneous fruit referm...
  • The Referend Kyrie

    Fruit Beer · 4.7% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale aged in oak barrels and refermented in the barrel with NY Balaton and PA Montmorency sour cherries.
  • The Referend The Sound & The Fury

    Sour Ale · 5.0% ABV

    A blend of barrel-aged pale spontaneous beer refermented with local Flamin' Fury peaches and dry-hopped with Calypso.
  • The Referend Wittgenstein

    Witbier · 5.0% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented witbier brewed with local oranges and chamomile.
  • Fantome + The Referend Blanchot

    Farmhouse Ale · 7.0% ABV

    Farmhouse ale brewed with spices.
  • The Referend America's Plutonic Ecstasies

    Sour IPA · 4.0% ABV

    Pale spontaneously fermented ale with local organic lemon verbena and lemon balm steeped in the barrel.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Gloria Grand Cru

    Sour Ale · 4.0% ABV

    Berliner Messe aged 5-27 months, dry-hopped many times.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe - Kyrie

    Berliner Weisse · 4.7% ABV

  • The Referend Cheap Songs 1- The Cobbler

    Lambic - Fruit · 5.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries, peaches, cinnamon and vanilla
  • The Referend Cheap Songs II: The Seller of Scented Herbs

    Wheat Ale · 4.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale conditioned on local lavender and local organic lemon balm.
  • The Referend Ghost is Born (2018)

    American Wild Ale · 4.5% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented ales conditioned on second use sour cherries in neutral oak & cognac cherries
  • The Referend Krak! (Cognac Casks 2018)

    Lambic - Fruit · 7.5% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented golden ale aged in a single cognac puncheon before spontaneously refermenting with fresh, whole, ripe sour Morello and Montmorency cherries in the barrel.
  • The Referend Le Mur

    Sour Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak chardonnay puncheon for fifteen months, racked onto whole frozen (thawed) blackberries and allowed to referment in upright cylindri...
  • The Referend Locus Solus

    American Wild Ale · 5.0% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented ale rested in chardonnay and port wine barrels.
  • The Referend Mont Sainte - Victoire

    Sour Ale · 4.9% ABV

    Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in neutralized 229L sauvignon blanc vosges and tronçais oak barrels for eight months. Blended White Peaches
  • The Referend Mont Sainte - Victoire (White Peach)

    Saison · 6.0% ABV

    Our spontaneously fermented impression of saison refermented with NJ white peaches.
  • The Referend Nightwood

    American Wild Ale · 4.6% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented dark ale aged 22 months in port, red wine, and bourbon barrels, refermented with local NJ aronia and elderberries.
  • The Referend No Place For Literature

    American Wild Ale · 6.0% ABV

    No Place for Literature is our collaboratively brewed and fermented beer of exclusively New Jersey origins.
  • The Referend Pomes Penyeach

    Sour Ale · 4.9% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale refermented with NJ apple cider and Bosc & Seckel pears.
  • The Referend Smultronstället (2019 Harvest)

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented golden ale refermented with Delaware strawberries.
  • The Referend Tender Buttons - Vanilla

    Barrel Aged · 6.0% ABV

    Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in 229L sauvignon blanc french oak barrels, racked onto whole raspberries a 350L french oak rosé barrel and stainless steel, then blended...
  • The Referend The Blue Book

    Sour Ale · 6.0% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented witbier brewed with local oranges and chamomile, refermented with 500 pounds of NJ blueberries in a red wine puncheon.
  • The Referend The Name of the Rose

    American Wild Ale · 4.4% ABV

    100% spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale aged in oak barrels, refermented with NJ raspberries and NY cherries, and conditioned on Tahitian vanilla.
  • The Referend The Way of All Flesh

    Sour Ale · 4.5% ABV

    Rasberries, grapes and nectarines
  • The Referend The Way Of All Flesh 2018

    American Wild Ale · 4.5% ABV

    A blend of our favorite 2018 harvest "spent" fruits aged and gently refermented on a spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale featuring cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, and black raspberries.
  • The Referend Berliner Messe Agnus Dei 2018

    Berliner Weisse · 6.2% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented pale wheat ale refermented with late harvest Vidal Blanc grape juice in Pineau des Charentes puncheons for an additional 18 months sous voile.
  • The Referend Bluets (2020)

    Sour Ale · 7.1% ABV

    Bluets is out spontaneously fermented golden ale brewed with NJ blueberry honey and refermented with NJ blueberries...
  • The Referend Globe Theatre: Cabernet Franc

    Lambic - Fruit · 7.9% ABV

    This 2019 harvest vintage features South Jersey Cabernet Franc grapes, crushed and destemmed for a three week refermentation with 2.5-year-old spontaneously fermented golden ale.
  • The Referend Ice-nine (Vidal Blanc 2018)

    Lambic - Fruit · 8.8% ABV

    Ice-nine is a spontaneously fermented golden ale aged for upwards of one year in a single wine barrel periodically topped up with naturally cryoextracted Vidal Blanc juice until refermented to dryn...
  • The Referend Krak! (Rum Barrel 2019)

    Lambic - Fruit · 7.5% ABV

    Spontaneously-fermented ale aged in Rum barrels with cherries.
  • The Referend Krak! Vanilla! 2019

    Lambic - Fruit · 6.9% ABV

    Spontaneously-fermented ale aged in oak barrels with cherries and vanilla.
  • The Referend Mont Sainte Victoire Houblon

    Saison · 6.3% ABV

    Our spontaneously fermented impression of saison, brewed with NJ wheat, rye, buckwheat, & oats, dry-hopped with Strisselspalt and Saphir
  • The Referend Stone Raft 2019

    American Wild Ale · 7.2% ABV

    Spontaneously fermented golden ale refermented with NJ Ulster cherries, Shiro plums, and Sunglo nectarines, all replete with stones. Aged for an average of 26 months prior to bottle refermentation.
  • The Referend The New Life

    American Wild Ale · 5.1% ABV

  • The Referend Writing Degree Zero

    Sour Ale · 6.0% ABV

    A blend of 5 month, 15 month, and 25 month spontaneously fermented golden ales, blended together and refermented in the bottle without added sugar. Aged 3 years in the bottle.

About the brewery

The Referend is exclusively dedicated to the production of spontaneously fermented beers, as practiced by ancient cultures and ushered into modernity by the lambic brewers of Belgium’s Pajottenland. The cellar and blendery are located in Hopewell Township, NJ, home to The Sourlands.

These beers are:
100% spontaneously fermented
no yeast cultures are added at any point in the process
Fermented and matured in oak barrels
neutral oak imparts little flavor and allows the beer to breathe
Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Unsweetened
to sustain the beer’s natural essence
Built for posterity
bottles are capable of decades of aging
Acidic and complex
(not basic.)

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