Because that’s what we’re here for…
These are our finest brews, crafted in small quantities specifcally for, and available only to, our Yardbird Beer Club members. General Order No. 99 anchors the fall club release and Murphy the Pig is the cornerstone for spring.
We’ve been crafting our barrel-aged “Farragut’s Farmhouse” barrel aged saison for a few years, and occasionally we’ve diverted a little fresh saison from those batches (before they go to barrel) over to the taproom, where it has been a huge hit. We felt it was time to bottle up a fresh saison for our beloved Yardbirds.
Historical Note: The name comes from one of our favorite tales of the legendary Admiral David Farragut (first Commodore of Mare Island and utterer of “Damn the Torpedoes”). Farragut started his Navy career as a midshipman at the ripe age of nine (yup). When his ship was captured by the British during the war of 1812, young Farragut heard some of the British sailor discussing a “prize”; that prize being his ship’s pet pig named Murphy. Farragut claimed the pig as his own (maritime law protected a captured sailor’s personal possessions) and the British, always up for sport, decided a fistfight between Farragut and the British’s own young midshipman was the best way to settle the issues. Fisticuffs ensued, and Murphy lived to see another day. Farragut was indeed a badass, and we strive to brew a beer worthy of his legacy. As a “fresh saison,” we urge you to drink this up while still young.
Mare island Brewing Co. is a proud member of the Independent Craft Brewers Association