Topic Archives: Saisons

Posted in New Releases, Ommegang

Rosé all day? Ommegang Saison Rosé arrives for summer

Ommegang Saison Rose

Ommegang Saison Rose is debuting ahead of summer.

Rosé wine surges in popularity as temperatures rise. Beer is bringing their own version of the pink stuff, thanks to Ommegang and their new Saison Rosé.

Blending beer is nothing new to Brewery Ommegang. Their Three Philosophers is a blended beer that debuted in 2002. Saison Rosé is also blended, that starts as light saison brewed with hibiscus flowers. It is then fermented in stainless steel with chardonnay grape juices.

The grape juice/hibiscus saison is then blended with what the brewery calls a “heartier” oak-aged saison with strong tannic notes.

Aromas of grapefruit and red berries are followed by a hint of oak. Flavors of sweet berries and lightly-tart citrus resolve to subtle oak tannins and spicy Belgian yeast. The beer is light-bodied with a soft mouthfeel, crisp, dry finish…

Ommegang Saison Rosé is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time in summer 2018.

Style: Saison (w/ Hibiscus Flowers. Chardonnay Grapes. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Debut: May 2018

7.7% ABV

Image: Ommegang

Posted in New Releases, Schlafly Brewing

4 Styles, 100% Real Fruit. Schlafly Frugi-Four ships

Schlafly Frugli-Four

Saint Louis, Missouri’s Schlafly Beer has released new Frugi-Four Sampler Pack.

The fruit-forward mixed case showcases the brewery’s commitment to using real fruit. Four different styles have been selected to ring in the warmer weather: Passionfruit Saison, Pineapple IPA, Tangerine Lager, and a revival of last April’s Coconut Creme Ale.

“From our seasonal Raspberry Hefeweizen to our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale, we’re proud of our expertise in brewing with real ingredients. This pack captures the spirit of a frugivore, a fruit-eating mammal that depends on the nutritional value of fruit. These fun, bright flavors for summer showcase how fruit beer can fit any style from Saisons to IPAs.” – Stephan Hale, Founding Brewer

The Schlafly Frugi-Four Sampler Pack features three 12-ounce bottles of each style, available in distribution starting April 23rd.

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Mixed Culture Saison: Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain welcomes Spring

Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain

Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain debuts today marking the first day of spring. 

The decay of Winter’s final demise has fallen, says Asheville’s Burial Beer. Today marks the first day of spring, and with it comes this fermented tribute. The brewery’s Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison has been aged in wood and refermented with a flower blend of chamomile, hibiscus, passionflower, elderflower, and lavender.

The beer is vibrantly botanical with notes of cranberry, lemon zest and rhubarb, and a quaffable acidity.

Each bottle is hand-dipped in beeswax and rolled in a blend of flowers. Limited to the brewery starting March 20th at a special brewery event. No distribution.

Style: Saison (w/ HoneyChamomile, Hibiscus, Passionflower, Elderflower, Lavender. Oak Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Brewery only.
Debut: 3/20/18

?? ABV

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co.

Birdsong Weasels on Woodpeckers joins the brewery’s “Take Flight” Series

Birdsong Weasels on Woodpeckers

Birdsong Weasels on Woodpeckers, a new barrel-aged beer debuts on September 28th.

The Charlotte, North Carolina brewery brewed at Belgian-style saison, added fresh peaches and aged it in white wine barrels. Weasels on Woodpeckers joins the brewery’s on-going “Take Flight” Series, home to other releases – Turtles on Pterodactyls, Squirrels on Geese and Mongeese on Monkeys.

The Belgian yeast is complimented with upfront aromas of Chardonnay oakiness and finishes with a slightly tart, slightly sweet peach finish! Kind of tastes like a peach bellini. Who doesn’t like those?

Birdsong Weasels on Woodpeckers will be available when the brewery opens on September 28th, in 22-ounce bottles. $10 each.

Style: Saison (w/ Peaches. White Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 9/28/17

7.8% ABV

Image: Bird Song Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare Framboise Saison is slated for cans

Red Hare Framboise Saison

Raspberry, spicy, and fruity. That’s how future Red Hare Framboise Saison is described by the Marietta, Georgia based brewery.

The brewery has brewed a French-style saison as a base beer, and is aging it on fresh raspberries. (Framboise means raspberry in French.)

Red Hare Framboise Saison is slated for 12-ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Saison (w/ Raspberries)
Availablity: 12oz Cans
Debut: TBA

8.3% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Terrapin Beer Company

Side Project #30: Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison bottle

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison is slated to be the 30th edition in the brewery’s Side Project Series.

Incorporating one of the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s bright farmhouse ales, and aged it on fresh blueberries and thyme. The beer pours a beautiful light purple color thanks to the fresh blueberry additions.The thyme adds an interesting summer touch. We enjoyed it

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Our newest Saison is a blend of fresh summer flavors. The tart sweetness of ripe blueberries combined with the floral warmth of thyme evoke garden memories in the culinarily-inspired brew.

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison 16.9 ounce bottle release for the summer season, debuting in late-May, 2017.

Style: Saison (w/ Blueberries, Thyme)
Hops: Fuggle, Golding
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

7.7% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison, two firsts for the brewery

SweetWater Cool Breeze

SweetWater Cool Breeze has been bottled, right on time for spring in the south. The brewery has been busy this week bottling the new release.

Never has the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery canned a saison, nor brewed with cucumber. Two firsts with this new release. The brewery has seen great success with subtle additions of fruit to their seasonal offerings, and is looking to continue the trend with this refreshing cucumber saison.

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A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher.

SweetWater Cool Breeze will be a 12 ounce can, bottle and draft offering. Look for your first taste of Cool Breeze at SweetWater 420 Fest, and on shelves shortly after.

Style: Saison (w/ Cucumbers)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft. (Tentative)
Debut: April, 2017

4.9% ABV