What you see before you is the 1 of 2 beers in Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales “Baudelaire Beer” series. First imagined during the winter of 2010, the Baudelaire series is brewed as a testament to French poet & author Charles Baudelaire. iO Saison & Ale Absurd Rye Tripple (coming soon) are as poetic as they are tasty.
iO Saison features rose hips, rose petals, & hibiscus. The label tells the story:
“Let’s face it. Beer is an art form that excites our sense and stirs our imagination. This truth gave Jolly Pumpkin an idea. We’d create a limited series of beers by throwing caution to the wind and following our creative muse no matter where it leads. This is how we discovered Baudelaire Beer. A romantic world, dimly lit by distant memory, yet alive and inspiring to us to pursue beauty at any cost. In the world of Baudelaire, label and beer come together in character and taste, influencing the drinker to take upon the spirit of creativity and thin the veil between life and art. Let the muse guide you. ‘A breath of air from the wings of madness.’ — Charles Baudelaire.”
Taste Expectations: Lots of floral notes (roses), citrus (lemon), light fruit & hibiscus. Earthy, saison yeast gives a light fruit flavor.
Availability: 750ml bottles. Limited release.