Crux Fermentation Project (Bend, OR) is releasing the first bottles in the brewery’s history starting June 7th. Impasse Saison Ale is one of those first releases, in 16.9 oz bottles.
When we set out to brew a saison, we were at an impasse: an open fermentation process would give us more interesting, complex flavors, but a closed fermentation process would give us more control and, let’s be honest, more beer. We decided to honor the history of the French saison, and give that farmhouse yeast a little room to breathe. Our open fermentation process coaxes out peppery, herbal and slightly tart attributes, and releases slightly smokey, earthy esters, while a kiss of acidulated malt and wheat lends the perfect complement.
Availability: 16.9 oz bottles, Draft