Shipping now is the 2nd edition in Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Ovila series. 3 beers in total, Ovila is a monastic collaboration with the monks of the Abbey Of New Clairvaux, in California. Edition #1 was the Dubbel. Saison is next, and a relief from the heat.
A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Saison brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America.
Ovila Abbey Saison is complex and contemplative – but also refreshingly dry and drinkable. With early and spicy aromas, this rustic Saison has notes of green grass and a faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and a dry peppery finish.
A portion of proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stone for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Heart’s plans crumbed, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.
Taste Expectations: A light bodied saison with hints of grass & light fruits. Peppery & light spices, finishing slightly dry. Refreshing.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft. 1 time collaboration.