The Abbey of Saint Bon-Chien, winey, tart and complex, matured - slowly - in oak barrels. The beer that forged the legend of the BFM across the Atlantic. 11% ABV.
Jérôme Rebetez concocted his first beers in his parents’ kitchen while studying oenology. Enthused by his creations, he decided to present them to the "Swiss homebrewing Trophy" competition. The judges were won over and awarded him the first prize.
At 23, adorned with the diploma of oenologist, Jérôme Rebetez aspired to create a brasserie within the very country which is dear to him, the Franches-Montagnes, in the Swiss Jura. Penniless but brimming with passion, he tackled the creation of atypical beers and won the pricz of a televised contest "The dream of your 20 years". The sum granted to the winner allowed him to found in June 1997 the Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes. He therefore positioned himself as one of the pioneers of Swiss craft brewing and, like his temperament, made beers with a strong character, revealing a lot of body, complexity and finesse.
Jérôme Rebetez sets out to produce the best: the raw materials are chosen with care and he favors the quality of the ingredients, always original and difficult to integrate, such as Sarawak peppers, sage and other spices. The young brewer's know-how quickly positioned him as the craftsman of rich beers with complex bouquets, enjoying a remarkable body and length in the mouth. His constant quest for the subtlety of the aromas and his experiences in oenology prompt Jérôme Rebetez to concoct products comparable to the best wines.
The Jurassic brewer generates singularly original cuvées, always in limited quantities, hand-sewn, as he states. The Abbey of Saint Bon-Chien, a BFM beer aged 12 months in oak barrels has just been recognized by the prestigious New York Times as "one of the best beers in the world."
Over the years, the world of gastronomy has been enriched with products from the Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes. More than one restaurant owner now has a BFM beer in its basic products to prepare meats, pâtés or desserts. In the future, there is no doubt that the taster will give his most beautiful verbs to the cuvées of the Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes.