Topic Archives: Saisons

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

Posted in Avery Brewing, Seasonal Return

Avery Perzik Saison returns for another sunny season

Avery Perzik Saison

Avery Perzik Saison is back in cans ahead of the warmer weather.

“Perzik” is dutch for peach, and in this beer, the peach is the start. The Colorado brewery uses over 11 pounds of peaches per barrel, making this full of aroma and flavor.

This saison tastes like sitting in the hammock in your backyard during the summer. The peaches taste fresh, the beer finishes clean, and the esters of the yeast really compliment the whole package.

“We started making Perzik Saison two years ago, and we designed it to be a delicious, easy drinking, and sessionable beer. It has a massive amount of peaches, but our goal was to also stay true to the saison style. We ferment warm at 26 degrees Celsius, which builds a great yeast character that pairs well with the peaches.” – Fred Rizzo, Head Brewer

Avery Perzik Saison can be found nationally once again starting in April, 2017.

Style: Saison (w/ Peaches.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. April-August
Latest Return: 3/27/17

?? ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite upgraded to year-round status

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite can

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite, one of the brewery’s original launch beers, is now available year-round.

The Atlanta, Georgia based brewery first canned Serpent Bite in May of 2016. The base beer is a saison fermented with a French saison yeast, and soured with the brewery’s house Lactobacillus bacteria culture. With this addition brewery has two year round sour ales in cans

Just as the Serpent Bite and loss of Eurydice was the catalyst for Orpheus’s journey, our love for hops and sour beers was the catalyst for Orpheus Brewing. Serpent Bite is a dry-hopped, sour saison, with a tart bite, and notes of orange and tropical fruit.

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite is a draft and 12 ounce can offering, year-round.

Style: Saison
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Pekko
Malt: Two Row barley, White Wheat
Yeast: House Lactobacillus Mother, French saison yeast

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
Original Debut (Cans): May, 2016

6.0% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, New Releases

IPA/Farmhouse hybrid: DuClaw Farmhouse Gypsy

DuClaw Farmhouse Gypsy

DuClaw Farmhouse Gypsy, a riff on the brewery’s flagship India pale ale, Neon Gypsy, debuts in February.

Using Neon Gypsy’s hop and grain bill, the Maryland based brewery introduced a saison yeast during the fermentation process. The result is a farmhouse  ale / IPA hybrid.

This medium-bodied hybrid of IPA and Saison is pale amber with a crisp mouthfeel and moderately strong 7.3% ABV. Grapefruit, citrus, and pine combine with the dusty, peppery character of Saison yeast for a flavor profile that is truly the best of both brews.

DuClaw Farmhouse Gypsy is available on draft starting February 1st, 2017. 12 ounce bottles will follow the coming weeks.

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 2/1/17

7.3% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Flying Dog Brewing, New Releases

Beer & Civil War history meet in Flying Dog Dragon Lady

Flying Dog Dragon Lady

Flying Dog Dragon Lady American Saison debuts this month. A follow-up to another recent “historical” collaboration.

Last year, the Frederick, Maryland based brewery debuted Saw Bones, a beer inspired by the American Civil War.  The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is located in Flying Dog’s hometown – with an amazing story to tell.

Frederick, Maryland is right on the Mason-Dixon Line. During the very bloody war (over 600,000 died) both the Union and the Confederacy marched through the town during the Maryland campaigns. Ultimately, the town became home to several hospitals. The first release, Saw Bones, was an homage to the horrific amputations that frequently occurred during the war.

In this sequel, Flying Dog Dragon Lady honors the work of Dorothea “Dragon Lady” Dix. During the war, she served as the Superintendent of Nurses in the Union army. She was described as being fierce, compassionate, and stubborn; while working tireless to improve the welfare of the patients around her. After the war broke out in 1861, Dix convinced the army to create the first female nursing corps. She was very strict (it IS wartime), earning her the “dragon lady” moniker.

As for Flying Dog Dragon Lady, the base beer is a saison, brewed with wintergreen. The scrub has been used in medicine thanks to its “antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiseptic and carminative properties”, as well as its ability to kill pain.

Flying Dog Dragon Lady will be available in 12 ounce bottles at both the brewery, and select northern Virginia locations.

Style: Saison (w/ Wintergreen)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited.
Debut: January, 2017

5.4% ABV