Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) announced today the addition of Anchor Saison Spring Ale to their lineup.
While saisons originate in Wallonia, a French-speaking portion of Belgium. Anchor is taking a “California twist” to this saison, with the addition of in state grown lemongrass, lemon pepper, and ginger.
…The distinctiveness of roasted Belgian wheat malt is enhanced by the peppery, clove-like flavors of a locally cultured saison-style yeast. And, for this release, Anchor chose three California ingredients—lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger—whose synergy adds a tangy crispness and herbal spiciness to this sharply refreshing, uniquely Californian saison.
Anchor recently released Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale in the Zymaster Series. That was the first time the brewery has brewed/experimented with a Belgian-style yeast. After the big response, Head brewer Mark Carpenter thought a saison would fit the Anchor lineup nicely. Look for Anchor Saison from now until May, 2014.
Style: Saison (w/ Lemongrass, Lemon Peel, Ginger)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. March-May. First Release.